Pray Without Ceasing!

I just heard from Dad today. He sent me a paper he wrote and presented over the years on worship and music. In his writing, Dad speaks of Ansel Adams who was trained as a musician, yet became a master photographer. Dad has always loved photography, especially the work of Adams, who brilliantly demonstrates photographic artistry and expression.

As a child, I preferred color in art, but Dad taught me how to see the contrasting definition and beauty in black and white. As the child of a mechanical engineer, I am used to viewing things literally and in an organized fashion. It takes practice to allow the mind to think in a different way. I had a structured idea of what prayer was supposed to be like. The moment I realized prayer could be as simple as lighting a candle to acknowledge God’s presence, I was so relieved.

I believe that, if I am alert and aware, I notice God in all things I see and do. Which means I can pray unceasingly! Pray without ceasing. I Thessalonians 5:17

You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all of the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. ~Ansel Adams

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