Category Archives: Christian

Merry Christmas

Light

Salvation

Merry Christmas and God bless.


Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.


That mourns in lonely exile here

That mourns in lonely exile here

Until the Son of God appear

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear


O Come, O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel

From: http://www.carols.org.uk/o_come_come_emmanuel.htm

The favourite O Come, O Come Emmanuel carol was originally written in Latin text in the 12th Century. The author of the words and composer to the music of O Come, O Come Emmanuel is unknown. It is , however believed that the melody was of French origin and added to the text a hundred years later. The Latin was translated into English by John Mason Neale in 1851.

Lets see if I can’t get this photoblog going again!


A City on a Hill

Stained glass window depicting a city on a hill

Des Moines, IA

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14

This window is one of many from St John’s Lutheran Church.


The More We Pray

Stained Glass Window

Des Moines, IA

The window is found in St Ambrose Cathedral in Downtown Des Moines. It gives us a little advice on how to enhance our prayer life.

The text in the window was enhanced and the rest of the window was desaturated a little using GIMP.


fallout

Fallout Shelter Sign

Des Moines, IA

A stark reminder of a time that felt the need was dire enough to rivet these to church walls.

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