Author Archives: Writing & Photography by David K. Carpenter

About Writing & Photography by David K. Carpenter

Photographer of Light and Life, Writer of Life as it finds me

Earn This – Oh Wait, You Can’t!

In the epic World War II film “Saving Private Ryan,” there’s a moving scene (among many) in which Captain Miller (Tom Hanks’ character), who is about to pass into eternity as one of many men who sacrificed their lives to … Continue reading

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God’s Dominion Endures from Generation to Generation

How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; his dominion endures from generation to generation. Daniel 4:3 (NIV) I mentioned recently that my daughter and son-in-law were getting ready to bring forth my first grandchild into … Continue reading

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Thankfulness on Not Thanksgiving

There is one day in a year here in the United States on which it is easy for people to remember to be thankful: Thanksgiving Day, of course. But each of us, if we think carefully about it, should be … Continue reading

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Pieces of Me

I was still growing up even as I was raising my own kids. In the process, I shattered on the floor into a million little pieces. My children picked up some of the pieces and fit them into themselves. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Feelings Follow Faithfulness

At church this morning, they mentioned that the 21st Desperation Conference took place this past week, and they described how so many of the 2000 teenagers who attended had dedicated or rededicated their lives to Christ and left the conference … Continue reading

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The Climb

Last week, I wrote about the joy of the Lord. This week, I’d like to discuss it a bit more, but from a different perspective. Specifically, I’d like to invite us all to reflect on how we have a tendency … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Lord Comes from Hoping in Him

This weekend in America we are celebrating Independence Day, a time commemorating the birth of our nation. This got me thinking about joy. Joy is a gift from God, but one that is all too often overlooked. I get it, … Continue reading

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Weeds

I’ve spent the last several days with my wife on a glorious hiking vacation in Glacier National Park in Montana. The natural beauty–the work of the ultimate creative Artist–was stunning. As a gardener who works hard to make my garden … Continue reading

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Happy Abba’s Day

Today is Father’s Day here in the USA, and in some other parts of the world as well. This got me thinking about how some people’s faith journey is impacted by their relationship with their earthly father. What I mean … Continue reading

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Not Seeing is Believing

In today’s culture, it is becoming increasingly common for people to believe in only what they can see. I always want to ask such free thinkers if they believe in the wind or love or hope or outer space, but … Continue reading

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