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My First Book of Poetry

In this life I’ve not travelled much outside North America. Go deep, an inner voice instructed, and so I let that happen first on the boundary waters of Minnesota and Ontario, and then in a convent beside the Red River of the North. In the middle of li…

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Featured Artist of the Month of November at the Belle

I realize that it has been some time since I have posted anything, but “work” has a way of getting in the way of fun and “play time.”  So not much time for “photo treks” this year.  But I have … Continue reading

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More of Bandon’s Beauty

A few more images from my last visit to Bandon:  I was quite fortunate to be blessed with dramatic skies due to rain storms coming and going. Finally the weather calmed down and I was able to capture this image … Continue reading

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Bandon’s Beauty

While on our annual family retreat to the Oregon coast we were blessed with beautiful skies after a heavy rain storm in Bandon by the Sea:

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Battery Point Lighthouse

While showing my brother the Redwoods near Crescent City, California we visited Battery Point Lighthouse.  We were blessed with a beautiful morning.     Battery Point Light was one of the first Lighthouses on the California coast.  It sits on … Continue reading

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The Redwoods

  My brother and his wife came all the way from Sweden to celebrate Thanksgiving with us last year.  I took them to the Redwoods.  It is always such a special place … majestic, peaceful, awe-inspiring beauty.

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Merry Christmas !!

Merry Christmas to you and yours; May you experience genuine peace  … despite your circumstances … this Christmas and all through the new year as you begin to truly realize God’s amazing love shown through his son, Jesus.

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A Taste of Italy Art Exhibit

My Exhibit includes photos while on my first “Chasing Francis” Spirit Venture in 2012 with photos from Assisi, Rome and Florence. It is at the RoxyAnn Winery in Medford, Oregon. Come on by for a glass of Cabernet Franc:) … Continue reading

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Clue 1: Creation Care

John Petersen, Creation Care Mystery Clue #1

  After God created man (male and female) in his own image … “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of … Continue reading

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Do you like a Mystery?

John Petersen

Do you like a mystery?  The next 2 or 3 posts will contain photos with the theme of “CREATION CARE”.  Consider the photos and determine their source and their connection to mother earth, St. Francis, and the Good Book.   … Continue reading

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