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Rage, Disbelief, Love & Peace • Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos From the 1960s to 2017, these photos capture the signs and slogans of resistance. Rage, Disbelief, Love & Peace • Magnum Photos Sings and slogans that have been taken to the streets in resistance, from civil rights movement marches to today’s spontaneous anti-ban protests Read More at Magnum Photos

Nobels Fredssenter | Nobel Peace Center in Oslo is exhibiting an extensive array…

Magnum Photos Nobels Fredssenter | Nobel Peace Center in Oslo is exhibiting an extensive array of refugee imagery from around the globe by Magnum Photographers: http://bit.ly/2o9aSN8 PHOTO: Volunteers help refugees come ashore near the village of Skala Sikamineas. Lesbos, Greece, August 2015 © Paolo Pellegrin / Magnum Photos Read More at Magnum Photos

Today is International Day of Peace. The annual event, which is celebrated on Se…

Today is International Day of Peace. The annual event, which is celebrated on September 21 each year, is devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace. PHOTO: Washington Peace Rally – Anti-Gulf War demonstration. Washington DC, USA. 1990. © Carl De Keyzer / Magnum Photos Link to the full Magnum Photos Facebook post

What This Guy’s “Crazy” Family Is Really Like!

We all have our special version of “crazy.” It’s a place most of us dare not go for fear of embarrassment and sometimes even pain. Not the crazy that risks one’s life or jepordizes another. Rather, the kind of crazy that is in all of us and forces us to act outside our typical, predictable, and narrow emotional expression. God designed each of us with an infinite range of expression. This includes expressions that most people who know us well would never expect […]

Can You Find Beauty In Hardship?

For most of us, the life of those depicted in the images from this NPR article is simply unimaginable. Still, there is an immense beauty about them that is not easily understood. Probably because hardship brings out the absolute best in us. It separates us from our comfort zone that tends to take off the pressure of truly “living life” and pursuing our full potential. Hardship builds character. It inspires the possiblity of the impossible. It humbles us to the point where our humanity radiates love, […]

One Nation, Under God…

Dear Americans: Whatever your political persuasion and your feelings about the current environment, the real tragedy is that America is, was, and will likely continue to be a deeply divided people. Unfortunately, hate and prejudice are in the hearts of all men since the beginning of time. These traits do not belong to a particular political persuasion, religion, race, ethnicity, age, etc. However, man can and will use such mechanisms to promote his own divisive agenda. This vulnerability belongs to all […]

Greg Pai On “The Voice of the Heart” and photographingGOD Podcast

Journey with photographingGOD founder and photographer, Greg Pai as he leads you through the perils of “the voice of the world” that distances us from our natural existence and connection with God as it defines, informs, and motivates us. Greg suggests an alternative voice that speaks from our hearts. And it was this very voice that inspired Greg to launch photographingGOD.

The NEW pGOD App Is Here & FREE! For Apple and Android Devices

You Are Only One Click Away! Download Download The pGOD App was developed for you. Now you can have convenient access to enhanced content and features including: WALL OF WISDOM: Powerful images, quotes, and thought-provoking narrative serve to inspire your search and need for daily purpose, peace, and passion. The ingredients to pursuing true joy in this life. WOW posts muffle the destructive 24/7 “Voice Of The World” which serves to separate us from our divine and natural creation and […]

The World According To The World. A Frightening Look.

Whatever belief system you subscribe to, I think most of us can agree that civilization is becoming increasingly self-destructive. I suppose we may have been more barbaric in the distant past (and that may be debatable). Yet, has man’s creation of increasingly complex systems including government, finance & economics, health & medicine, organized religion, education, agriculture, commerce, technology, science, communications, media, and transportation, promoted progress for the human race? Is progress leaving anyone behind? Are we eradicating sickness and poverty; improving the quality, […]

Not So Funny…

Folks… This is not a political issue that can be solved by political solutions. This is a human issue that needs to be solved by getting in closer touch with our humanity and the value of our life. I am reminded of the time (I may be giving away my age here) that we were trained to launch under our desks in the event of a nuclear attack by the enemy; Whoever that really was. Anyhow, we have raised generations of frightened […]

Where Is Peace?

Photo Credit: MO’NY (Sophia, Bulgaria)

Maya Barnes Phone Home… Not!

Maya is a 14-year-old, somewhat typical, high school student. What possibly makes her less typical is her willingness to disconnect from the digital madness that has consumed our world. Well – at least long enough to understand what she might have been missing.

Tunisia Hosts “Making Peace” Exhibit

Tunisia will today host the international outdoor photo exhibition Making Peace for the first time. It includes photographs that document decisions in history that have enabled us to avoid conflicts and wars. read more at middleeastmonitor.com  

Prayer Brings Prison Peace

Powerful photo shows Alabama prison inmates praying for peace. In the wake of recent chaos breaking out in Alabama’s prisons, a growing number of inmates are turning to God and praying for peace. Over the last week, a group of inmates at the St. Powerful photo shows Alabama prison inmates praying for peace – Yellowhammer News thumbnail courtesy of yellowhammernews.com

Beauty And Peace In St. Lucie

Local photographer finds beauty, peace on St. Lucie County trailsCliff Cammarata captured this image while walking down a foggy trail at the Pinelands Preserve and suddenly realizing he wasn’t alone. 2:00 p.m.. Local photographer finds beauty, peace on St. Lucie County trails – TCPalm thumbnail courtesy of tcpalm.com

No God?

Photo Credit: Dan Park (New York, USA)

How Many People Does It Take To Screw In A Lightbulb?

“It takes only one filled with the love of God. We have been given a limitless ability to light up a room (or the world) and love one another. And love is best expressed when we overcome the voice of the world and what the world teaches us, for the voice of the heart which is true and pure.” -Greg Pai

Love, Peace and Blessings my friends.

Photo Credit: Greg Pai

Yes. God Cares Very Much About Syria.

It is primarily through photographs that most of us are witnessing the pain God is feeling for Syria and Syrians.

Ever Hear Of Mancala?

Mancala is a game popularized throughout the Middle East and Africa and has been proven to have extraordinary impact on memory and problem solving abilities.  

Do You Know When To Stay Still?

I classify anxiety as an official weapon of mass destruction. It has overwhelmed modern society and very few if any can avoid its wrath. It interferes with our ability to function, relate, share, connect, serve, work, play, imagine, sleep, rest, enjoy, and pray. [Did I forget anything?] Pharmaceutical companies are printing money on our backs while only providing temporary transient relief and no cure. But what is the answer? The answer lies in finding peace and rest in God. A peace that surpasses […]

Time For Peace

Let us acknowledge photographers who have promoted peace through their work. The world longs for peace but seems to have a bit of trouble finding it. We need more great captures like Mr. Rodwell’s to touch our hearts and encourage us to seek peace, inspire peace, and photograph peace so that it is continuously in our vision. Meet the photographer who took Time for Peace photograph – Belfast Newsletter “This photograph remains a poignant and memorable image of Northern Ireland’s fractured past. The […]

Flip Flop

Flip Flop by Greg Pai Photo Credit: Erik Hersman (Nairobi, Kenya) I flip! I flop! I wander without aim. Life is such a game. Chasing fortune. Chasing fame. I flop and I flip. I ride high and then I dip Kick off my sandals and wade. What am I waiting for? My time on earth to fade? The Sun to Turn To Shade? The water to recede? Leave behind what I need? It doesn’t work that way. It doesn’t matter […]

Can A Photograph Heal?

Photography as a Healing Art Photographs have power. Creative photography allows us to see the world in new ways, to drop preconceptions, and to find focus in a busy, chaotic world. For some, photography is an art; for others, a job or a hobby. But there’s another, rapidly expanding avenue for camera work – photography as therapy. “Photography is a tool for meditation, mindfulness and creative living. Now the emerging field of phototherapy embraces the power of making and viewing […]

We Don’t Want to Tell People…

God gave us a brilliant mind to think for ourselves and not simply follow a system by default. But that requires time, effort, and most of all, God’s wisdom. Thinking, discovering, and creating are the three worst things to outsource, and doing so is a fatal mistake.

Have You Seen Nature’s Waterfall Of Colors?

“The Aurora Borealis , or Northern Lights, is one of nature’s most spectacular light displays. Ever changing, they will intrigue anyone who is lucky to catch them night after night. At no other time of year can we drive through city and country alike and feel the warmth that lights add to our lives. No matter how awesome our light displays are though, nothing can compare with one of the most amazing shows nature has to offer; the Aurora Borealis, or […]

If Not For The Valleys

by Greg Pai Featured Photo Credit: highlights6 (Wood Lanes, UK) If not for the valleys I often descend I could not see the mountains o’er horizon’s bend The glory of God His Majestic style Awe filled landscape A miracle mile So far in the distance While feeling so close The landscape before me I anticipate most These dips are in God’s grips All these lands are in His hands Descents and ascents are the intent of His plans Shaping and […]

All Are Welcome Here

While so many in the world seek out reasons to divide, hate and war against one another, a group of brave people, from different faiths, yet with similar hearts, are seeking to coexist. Not only peacefully, but cooperatively. “A mosque, a church and a synagogue go up on the site of an old Jewish country club. It sounds like the setup to a joke — but it’s not. It’s actually happening in Omaha, Neb. The Tri-Faith Initiative may be the first place […]

Only God!

Photo Credit: DP Photography & Design (Please check out Prakash’s world-renowned work at http://www.dpdesignography.com)

Miss Universe 2015: And The Winner Is… (God’s Perspective)

Beauty is in the eyes of the Creator; Not the beholder. What was the Creator of beauty’s take on the events of Sunday night’s pageant?

Up Close and Personal With Flowers

David Leaser is using new technology and special techniques to capture God’s amazing handiwork embedded in all of nature. His images draw us closer to the detail and color we often miss for many reasons. Without a doubt, with the right intent, innovation and technology can enhance our appreciation for God’s creation. It’s one thing to use a macro lens on a camera to capture the smallest details of flora and fauna. Then there’s what David Leaser does, which is […]

Even If You Didn’t Sneeze…

Unfortunately, overused and under-appreciated. One way we can share God is to share Him by name in the form of a blessing. Nearly every culture, language, and faith holds such a prayer in the highest regard. But somehow, we have reduced this glorious expression of love to a reflex in response to a sneeze. I pray we all share God every day through this expression, even if someone doesn’t sneeze.

A Handwritten Note…

I have to believe that typing shortcuts into a device or simply dictating a message loses so much of the potential to communicate. Three aspects of communication are under attack  by technology. The first aspect is time. Time allows us to fully contemplate and complete our thoughts increasing the probability that our audience will understand what we are trying to communicate. Technology is an enemy of time because the more time something takes, the less effective the technology. The second […]

No Man Can Think Clearly…

The emotion of anger was given to us to so that we may know peace. Even when justified, our response to a situation with anger should serve as an immediate signal that we are much better designed than to harbor or carry it. Anger will always get in the way of resolve and levy a tax on your physical and emotional health. Peace is an alternative that is always at hand, and will carry the day as we respond to situations with love, open-mindedness and […]

On Tranquil Pond

On Tranquil Pond (by Greg Pai) Photo Credit: Dan Park (New York, USA) On tranquil pond the reeds of grass atop a pane of glass I stop I pause I dream of moments past Bubbles pop the surface from Koi who serve God’s purpose Such beauty So hard to measure Could it be for my pleasure Oh my great God What a treasure Hues of blue Splashes of green Yellows, browns complete the scene As only God could So pristine […]

Anger Is A Wind…

We can only reach our God-given potential when we trade anger for peace, joy and forgiveness.