Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2010 Men's Retreat

This is the first of a handful of photos I took at this year's Men's Retreat.

2010 Men's Retreat

Monday, May 31, 2010

Grumpy Soap Tray

This is one miserable soap tray!

Miserable Soap Tray (by John Brainard)

Happy Memorial Day!

I thank God for all those men & women who have made the ultimate sacrifice so we could enjoy our freedoms.

05-31-18-32-13-32 (by John Brainard)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The old things passed away...

It's nice to see the new things in spring set against the old things that have passed in the fall. It reminds me of the following scripture:

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

The Old Has Passed, The New Has Come (by John Brainard)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Other Shooting Hobby

I enjoy shooting more than photos from time to time. I find it to be very relaxing to go out in the back yard and turn soda cans inside out! These are some of the tools I use for that purpose.

02-13-21-09-31-20 (by John Brainard)

02-27-11-46-23-21 (by John Brainard)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yes, this is a few days late, but Happy Valentine's Day anyway!

This flower is a carnation we bought our 5 year old to have delivered in class with a heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie. She was ecstatic when she got this! It's nice to see simple things making my girls happy.

Happy Valentine's Day! (by John Brainard)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over

My cup runneth over! (by John Brainard)

I was shooting this photo and was reminded of the 23rd Psalm and began to think about how blessed I am by God. He's provided so much for me and my family I can only be thankful.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures:
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul:
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For You are with me;
Your rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
You preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
You annoint my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

--23rd Psalm