This blog is mostly about images. A photo captures a moment in time and lets us slow down long enough to see the rich texture of the life all around us. It's mostly for my own amusement, but if you stumbled here somehow, please enjoy.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Returning to a favorite subject after quite a hiatus. Evidently last evening's eclipse won't be seen again until sometime in 2033. And it was a full moon, a super moon, a harvest moon, and a blood moon all in one.

"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;  What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" (Ps. 8:3&4).

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dale Allen Eisenmann 4.25.2015

"Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers." (Prov. 17:6)

Dale Richard Eisenmann
Bradley Dale Eisenmann
Ryan Dale Eisenmann
Dale Allen Eisenmann

"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward." (Psalm 127:3)

So blessed am I!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Julie & Michael

"Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD." (Prov. 18:22).

And in this case, this young man found our precious daughter! Michael (Luthi) and Julie have been engaged for several months now but we finally got some engagement pictures taken this past weekend.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Burnside Bridge

It's an idyllic setting that belies the violence that occurred there when 450 rebel soldiers held off 14,000 Union troops for several important hours during the Battle of Antietam. There are many leadership lessons to be drawn from this conflict but I'm struck mostly by the way the land has healed from the insult it received back in September of '62 (1862, that is).

Without any thought that God was on either side, the numeric imbalance still evokes the promise, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Rom. 8:31).

Saturday, January 3, 2015

41: A Portrait of My Father

41: A Portrait of My Father41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reading two "5 Star" books in a row is a rarity and this one touched a tender place in my heart. It truly is a father-son love story and offers a unique glimpse into the shared experiences of the men who hold the 41 and 43 slot in the presidential lineup. Always an admirer of the Bush family and a lover of history, especially presidential history, I thoroughly enjoyed every chapter. But it was the closing thoughts which moved me to tears: the legacy of unconditional father-son love and the forever bond of shared passion and common experiences. Made me miss my dad and give thanks for my own love story.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Eastern Gate

I will meet you in the morning,
Just inside the Eastern Gate.
Then be ready, faithful pilgrim,
Lest with you it be too late.

If you hasten off to glory,
Linger near the Eastern Gate,
For I’m coming in the morning;
So you’ll not have long to wait.

Keep your lamps all trimmed and burning;
For the Bridegroom watch and wait.
He’ll be with us at the meeting
Just inside the Eastern Gate.

O the joys of that glad meeting
With the saints who for us wait!
What a bless├Ęd, happy meeting
Just inside the Eastern Gate!

I will meet you, I will meet you
Just inside the Eastern Gate over there.
I will meet you, I will meet you,
I will meet you in the morning over there.

--Isaiah G. Martin

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Not long ago I posted about my favorite city (Chicago!). But I have to say, our recent trip to the "Big Apple" was wonderful. It was especially good to see all 1776 feet of the new One World Trade Center (a.k.a. Freedom Tower) thrusting into the lower Manhattan skyline.

Monday, October 20, 2014


At a recent meeting, it was observed how beneficial it is to bring things to light. Out in the open. Where Satan's lies can be exposed. Where shared understanding can grow.

And most of all, where God's Word can illuminate the scene.

"The entrance of thy words giveth light;" (Psalm 119:130).

Monday, September 1, 2014


What can I say? I love this city! The skyline, the buildings, the lakefront. The hustle and bustle. The energy. The people.

The air show...more on that later. Maybe.

My kind of town!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
when the funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile but you have to sigh,
when care is pressing you down a bit- 
rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a fellow turns about 
when he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow- 
you may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than it seems 
to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up 
when he might have captured the victor's cup;
and he learned too late when the night came down,
how close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out- 
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
and when you never can tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems afar;
so stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
it's when things seem worst, you must not quit.

--Edgar Albert Guest

Sent by a good friend at just the right time. By the way, the pic is from Mt. Carmel where Elijah won a great victory only to be faced with great discouragement and the temptation to quit. (1 Kings 18/19).

Don't quit!