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

There’s Only One Metahuman

A guy I connected with recently in association with my “day job” and other endeavors recommended that I read Deepak Chopra’s book, “Metahuman“. My new friend is a very smart guy and is also a follower of Christ, so I … Continue reading

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The Power of One + God

This post serves as an exclamation point of encouragement to follow my submissions over the last two weeks, in which I talked about the challenge of trying to be God’s light in the darkness of this world when we can’t … Continue reading

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Light in Our Own Darkness, Part 2

Yes, God whispers. But although He may not usually speak loudly to us, He will sometimes whisper the same thing to us twice. Or three times. Or three thousand. Until we finally catch on. He’s patient that way. And maddeningly … Continue reading

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Light in Our Own Darkness

We are called by our God to, each in our own way and as His ambassadors, be a light in the darkness of this world. The good news–and at the same time, the challenge–about this is that we each are … Continue reading

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The One with All the Answers

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in the self-inflicted punishment known as “golf” (coincidentally, a four-letter word) with my son-in-law and a friend of his. Ever since I started having kids, golf became only an occasional pastime for me, … Continue reading

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Declaration of Dependence

Here in the USA, July 4th marks the date our nation was founded. 245 years ago, 13 small colonies banded together to defiantly shake their collective fist in the face of the King of England, who at the time was … Continue reading

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Hand in Hand

In church today, as I stood there holding my wife’s hand, it occurred to me how funny it is that our hands line up the way they do, given that I’m almost a foot taller than she is. This must … Continue reading

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4 Things I Learned About God from Being a Dad

There can, of course, never be any comparison between my fathering skills and those of our Heavenly Father, so I’m not trying to draw any such parallel. That out of the way, I’ll point out a few lessons I’ve learned … Continue reading

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I am God’s Little Toe, Which Means I Can Do a Lot

I had the honor and privilege to officiate my niece’s wedding over the weekend. I was not an ordained pastor, so I went through the process of getting ordained online. While opportunities for humor abound in this scenario (I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Walk in the Woods

Green River strolls lazily along, Draws me onward Only forward, No going back. Layers of emerald canopy glisten, Diamonds pressed from a Light and momentary storm. Muddy path meanders, sometimes Near the river, others not, Falling, rising again, Tracing undulating … Continue reading

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