Holy Family in the Desert at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Some of my favorite meditations during the Rosary focus on the Holy Family. I find many lessons in their lives, mostly unsaid, which help us understand how we need to live our lives in this fallen world. When God gave them each a unique mission for our salvation, each member of the family did as requested. Take in a bride and adopt a baby as your own…St Joseph check. Flee to Egypt and leave EVERYTHING behind in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT…Check. Watch your child die on the cross, innocent of everything except being our just and holy savior…check.
In our faith community of Regina Caeli Academy we had two mothers pass away during the past month in Texas. One from cancer, and the other suddenly during delivery of her third child. Each woman left behind a family lead my faithful men of the church. For them I pray the example of the Holy Family provides a path to continued holiness, and reunion in heaven. These husbands had strong families of faith, and now face a period where they may feel the heat and cold of a desert journey until they reach safety of peace in understanding the will of God. In some ways it reminds me of Joseph and Mary as they carried their child Jesus to from Bethlehem to Egypt and back to Nazareth. A long journey which must occur under the guidance of faith to succeed.
As we gather for Thanksgiving, remember families like these two around the country. Pray the light of Christ stays strong in them and their children. May it be lit by their desire to obtain the graces of heaven, and rejoin their mother in eternal life. It should be a prayer for all of us as well. God wants us all to come home.
I’m on a trip to D.C. and I really wanted to walk the city a bit…well at 7 degrees this morning and 15 this evening walking around town was not an option. It was to work, to a meal along the way back and to bed. I just don’t have the right hot gear to have photography fun today. I’m also really tired after a long day of work. I think I walked an easy six to seven miles today between meetings and around the city. I should be in better shape…
Today out of the blue a friend of mine called to tell me he had joined the Knights of Columbus this year…always wanted to, and finally did it this year. I was overjoyed to hear the news. See my favorite memories from my last stint here in Virginia came mostly from my work with the Knights.
Instead of a current memory I thought back to my favorite memories of my previous years here in the region. An this image taken last year about this time was one bringing back good times with my friends helping others, caring for our families or being the visible arm of the order!
I will be there, but not driving this Chevy
EHW Photography will be at Caffeine and Octane tomorrow morning from 7A-11AM at 12600 Deerfield Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia. I’ll be selling photos, and hopefully capturing a few new ones to share! Over 600 people and their autos usually attend. So if you want to see classics, hotrods, and modern special editions come on down!
Imagine this as a 16×20 metal!
EHW Photography took home 3rd place in the 2D art category at the Roswell Art Festival! There were over ninety vendors total, and over twenty outstanding 2D vendors. So I am thrilled to receive this recognition for the hard work of my little crew.
It was a good weekend meeting great people. Our next show I hope will be with the ROMEOS on the first Sunday in October in East Cobb, and then Octane on Caffine on the third Sunday of October. I will also be setting up personal car shoots with many people I met this weekend. I hope to show you that working the coming months!
Much more later…but for now I’m still excited and recovering from the long weekend.
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