How it Happened

Genesis to Revelation in one image!
Still my favorite album cover and one
of my all time favorite recordings.
Strangely enough, as I was growing up, access to soul touching images and words came mostly through my record collection.  Hours were spent pouring over beautiful album art and liner notes that often included extensive interviews and even at times sci-fi stories!

Daniel Amos' legendary Alarma
Chronicles, complete with sci-fi story!!
My faith journey exposed me to beautiful words in prayer as well, mostly through hymns and spiritual songs.  While I wasn't afforded ready access to the common images of the greater Christian community, I had rich enough fare.  Chart evangelists came through sometimes and  sparked my young imagination.  (I blogged about that here)  Again, hours were spent pouring over the amazing details in the colorful end-time maps.  Also, at times musicians would spice up their concerts with very cool video art (Daniel Amos and Mortal were great at doing this!) and somehow this all worked together to help me connect with God deeper.

In 2008 I began to embrace the vast deposit of images, lyrics and prayers of my entire faith tradition.  Instead of a once in a while artistic encounter, I now find myself surrounded with beautiful images and prayers.   Since this has happened I have felt more connected with a bigger heavenly family than I'd ever imagined.  I have even felt consoled and loved by the many people who composed the prayers and hymns and are represented in the images.  It was and still is so powerful!

When something like this happens to me, it isn’t long before things cross pollinate and grow into something. The outgrowth of these past years contemplation, prayers and journaling can be seen on the Visio Divina Page.  I have found that these little creations trigger the longings of many human hearts.

These prayers and images have been cross pollinating on 

the farm for years and have finally grown into a form that

is easy to give away to others that find them helpful.

At the beginning of this journey I simply stuck stickers with prayers on the back of 4x6 photos. Recently we've started partnering with a local printer to produce more durable prayer cards. 

Most of the prayers I have set to a simple song or chant which you will eventually be able to download if you like.  I have harvested the images from the web and the prayers from various faith traditions.  I've cross pollinated and grown them together for years here on the farm.

A note about copyrights: The goal is to support the artists that create these beautiful things if at all possible and direct you to the sources of their work. Unfortunately the original artist is rarely known.  My intent is never to resell their work for any profit of my own (see Photon Farms Financials), but rather as I feel led to bless others I give them little reminders to think about God and say a prayer.

Facing east in my studio.  Standing in front of 

these  images I feel surrounded by 

the loving people they represent.

Perhaps you know about the artists that made some of the web harvested images on this site.  (See "A Note to Artists) If you do, please let me know and I will link to their work online and promote it and give them the credit for the work. Use the "Contact Farmer Fred" form to the right to send me a message.








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