Saturday, July 20, 2019

Church Photography! Church Among the Trees, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Delaplane, VA

Church Among the Trees, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Delaplane, VA
"Church Among the Trees, Emmanual Episcopal Church, Delaplane, VA"
(C) Allen Pearson Photography

My dog Noah and I like to head out on Wednesdays to explore our universe and "hunt" trains. By "hunt" trains I mean we try to find them throughout the Virginia-West Virginia area. Once we find one, we photograph it and look for another.

When we are out exploring and hunting, I look for churches alongside the country roads we take. "Church Among the Trees, Emmanual Episcopal Church, Delaplane, VA" was stumbled upon after sitting by the railroad tracks in Rectortown, VA. Its beauty was nestled with the trees which, to me, added to its beauty.

The Emmanuel Episcopal Church has a history in the Marshall-Delaplane area dating back to 1649. Officially, the church was founded in 1859. If you would like to learn more, please visit the church's history page at Emmanuel Episcopal Church - About Us, Our History.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Railroad Photography! "Into the Sunset, Bristow, VA"

Railroad Photography
"Into The Sunset, Bristow, VA"
(C) Allen Pearson Photography
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word

2 Timothy 3:16-17
(C) Allen Pearson Photography

"All Scripture is
breathed out by God
and profitable for
teaching, for reproof,
for correction, and
for training in
righteousness, that
the man of God may be
complete, equipped 
for every good
work."

- 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Railroad Photography! NS Locomotives in Sunspots, Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA

Railroad Photography
"NS Locomotives in Sunspots, Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA"
(C) Allen Pearson Photography

A few years ago, I discovered the awesome adventure of watching trains go through the Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA! My wife and I saw approximately 15 trains on the first trip and close to 20 the second one.

This year, since I had two other trips planned, I didn't go to Horseshoe Curve in the Spring. Huge mistake! In the middle of the summer season gets a bit busy so I will have to wait until the Fall to go north.

I photographed several trains, especially locomotives, that day. When I photographed NS 9233 and NS 9973, I was photographing into the sun. Having recently read an article about sunspots and glare in photography, I kept shooting to see what I could get. I think it turned out pretty awesome.

The result is posted above. What do you think? Please share in the comments below-

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday’s Thought!

"Elephant in South Africa"
(C) Allen Pearson Photography
A Safari

A few weeks ago, I returned from an African Safari. My wife found the trip through Living Passages and Answers In Genesis. We were familiar with Answers in Genesis so it’s what got our attention.

We flew out of a local international airport to Istanbul, Turkey where we had a 10-hour layover. Not as bad as it sounds since the airport has a hotel within it where you can get a few hours of rest if you want. We took the opportunity and rested before boarding another plane for another 10-hour flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Our final destination was another town 4-hours north and the Zhikaru Lodge. By the time we arrived, I felt like I had traveled to the ends of the universe! The distance traveled really made my home town in Virginia seem really small.

The week was full of awesome adventures. My wife and I got to sit in on a few discussions about God’s Creation of the Universe with Answers in Genesis several times. We went on several game preserve-type safaris where we saw many animals up close, and almost, personal. We saw elephants, lions, cheetahs, impalas, giraffes, and so many more animals. It seemed we were always in the wild looking for animals. I marveled at some of the landscape too. A mountain named, “Hanglip Mountain” because it suddenly protrudes into the air over the height of the other mountains. I thought it was something man-made since it was such an obvious design or look.

We had an awesome opportunity to meet other people in the travel group too. I was amazed at how much kindness was shown to us. Normally, I am not much for meeting others and having a discussion with people I don’t know. Even then, it’s brief to the point and be on my way. It’s never ever meant as anything against the other person, I’m just an introvert who often relishes his quiet time or time alone- except I always like and want my wife’s company.

The week in Africa was quite a bit of fun. The safaris were awesome and I actually enjoyed making some new friends. I kind of hated to see the week come to an end as we would all fly home to different homes throughout the United States, Canada, and England. I might not ever see them again. In this life...that is.

As a Christian, it is an awesome blessing to know that if I do not see them again in this life, I will see them in heaven! That is… if they have received the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. This would be true for any of my Christian friends that I have met along life’s way.

I have been blessed to have been a Christian since a young guy. I have known Jesus and seen Him working in my life in many situations. Though my life isn’t perfect, as I’ve had many challenges and life events just like everyone else in life, I have seen God work through those situations and always there for me. Loving God and having His Love isn’t something that is easily written about or described in a blog post. It’s is the most awesome experience man can know.

If you would like to learn more about God’s Love, Jesus, and becoming a Christian, please visit Peace With God.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Sunday's Thought!


Yellow Cone Flower
"A Yellow Cone Flower"
(C) Allen Pearson Photography

The All-Powerful God Loves You!
by Jack Graham, PowerPoint Ministries

"The LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you."

--Jeremiah 31:3

Did you know that the most incredible love known to man can be yours? It’s the unconditional, unchanging love of God!

The problem with most of us isn’t that we don’t love God enough. It’s that we don’t let God love us enough.

If we could only understand how much God loves us, we could be set free from disappointment in ourselves… and from the slavery of sin and rebellion.

God who is omnipotent and all-powerful loves you! His love is unconditional and unchanging. In Jeremiah 31:3, our verse for today, He said, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”

If you ever doubt that God loves you, just look at the cross and remember His love. Jesus defines and demonstrated the love of God. Calvary is the heart of God beating for you. He loved you enough to step out of heaven and offer His sacrificial blood.

Did you know that the precious blood of Jesus has the power to cleanse… to wipe away sin… and to conquer death and hell? The blood gives power for freedom and the power to love others.

And not only can the blood place God’s love in us, but it can also share God’s love through us.

Have you experienced that love? You can. Just say this prayer:

Lord, I know that I am a sinner and separated from Your love. I believe that You provided a way for me to experience Your unchanging, unending love through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe in and I accept your love today.

If you prayed that prayer of faith, you have just accepted God’s unending love. Congratulations!

SHARE THE UNCHANGING, UNENDING LOVE YOU HAVE FOUND WITH SOMEONE ELSE TODAY!

To learn more about God's Plan for your life, please visit PowerPoint Ministries with Jack Graham, New Life in Christ.

Devotion used by written permission of PowerPoint Ministries with Jack Graham.