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

The Power of God in You

During his earthly ministry, Jesus did a number of miracles–amazing feats that were inexplicable except if you consider that Jesus was and is part of the Triune God. Toward the end of his life, he promised his disciples that the … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Heart Reflects the Saviour’s Love

Who was the first human being in the Bible to learn that the time of Israel’s long-awaited Messiah had finally come? The betrothed but unwed teenager who would become Jesus’s mother. But what was God thinking? Didn’t He know He … Continue reading

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Come and See

There’s a little blurb toward the end of the first chapter of John’s gospel that’s easy to read through quickly without giving it much thought–I know I’ve done it the many times over that I’ve read or listened to the … Continue reading

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Darkness and the Light

Today was Baptism Sunday in my church, New Life Church. As I’ve shared before, whenever we have baptisms, as each person comes up out of the water, I say a little prayer for them that they will be another light … Continue reading

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The Beginning After the End

So wait, the tomb is empty? What does this mean? What does it mean for me? Somehow, You did not lose. You defeated death, so It’s not the end after all? And even when the news tells us That evil … Continue reading

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The End

When you said, “It is finished,” What did you mean? Were you referring to Our hope? You were supposed to Be the one who wiped out evil, But it sure looks like Evil won. Our sin? It makes no sense … Continue reading

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Drinking to Remember

I crawl to your table. “Bread of Life” means something Different now, something new, Disturbing. Why? Why would you do this For me Before I knew you or After you knew me? I haven’t done as much For you as … Continue reading

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Don’t You Care?

“I’ve got real problems, Jesus,” I mutter—perfunctory prayer— Little more than a complaint, really. “Don’t You get it? Don’t You Care?” He sighs, not impatient, more like, Don’t you get it? He shows me an angry mob Storming Gethsemane to … Continue reading

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What’s Today in Holy Week Speak?

Over the years, we have given names to some of the days in Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, culminating in Easter–which is technically what comes next, a new week all its own. And a new way of … Continue reading

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Last Supper, First Supper

Faithful disciples, twelve minus one, Ate with their Savior before He was gone. Then bread was broken, His Spirit set free: “Do this whenever you eat it, remembering me. Hear these words now, for soon we will part.” Then Jesus … Continue reading

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