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Thank you for visiting. This site is set up to be an outpouring of faith, hope and love.  It is a sharing of the light that has been given to me.  This happens in a couple different ways...

Light My Way FM


So many musicians have shed light on my path.  I’ve been tweaking this little radio station / playlist for years now. Closing in on 300 songs it spans decades, includes diverse musical genres and yet lyrically all of it never fails to lift me up.  Perhaps it will lift you up as well and like me, you’ll keep coming back for more.


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Arrows of Light


Ponderings and wonderings appear in the blog section.  Many old blog posts are being revamped and new thoughts about love and light, faith and hope are on the way.

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Images and Words


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.
Sometimes during daily quiet times, certain prayers seem to sprout up and cross pollinate with images and icons.  In time these grow into little prayer cards that capture their essence. They get shared with others who resonate with their truth and beauty. Such people find them to be helpful focal points and reminders.

Sometimes these cards are left in places where people might appreciate them; like prayer chapels and such.  In fact you may have arrived at this site as a result of that.  In the Images and Words section those little creations are explained a bit.  You may find it helpful to explore that.

These and other gifts are given freely to bless you.  Some of you have asked if you can give something in return.  It had never occurred to me to allow this as I am not a non-profit entity nor do I wish any material profit from the books, prayer cards or other things shared. (See Photon Farms financial statement here.)

That being explained, in order to be capable of blessing more people, I am happy to accept your help.  That can be done at the right, at whatever level your heart desires.

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Meditations for All Christians!


A special section of images and words has developed as I've stumbled onto a tiny way to take to heart Jesus' prayer for all Christians to be one, as He and the Father are one (Jn 17:21).  One thing has led to another and I have found myself striving to open up one of the most popular Christian meditation tools to Christians of every variety.

The only problem is the vast majority of Christians feel like such meditations are only for Catholics.  I feel like this breaks Jesus' and His Momma's heart and saddens all of heaven as well.

My earliest attempt to console the hearts of Jesus, Mary and heaven happened  years ago when I was trying to get some of my Eastern Christian friends to pray the Rosary with me as a sign of unity with Western Christians.  It seemed to go pretty well at the time even though it never really caught on or spread.

More recently I was trying to accommodate some of my Evangelical friends during prayer early on a Good Friday.  It seemed appropriate to somehow meditate on the Sorrowful Mysteries, however, they were not accustomed to asking famous Christians of the past to pray for them or repeating bits of Scripture like the Angelic Salutation to Mary or repeating the words of Elizabeth to Mary.  So I thought to myself, "Well, certainly the Mother of God isn't worried about keeping those bits in the prayers.  She is ALL about bringing people to Jesus and not calling attention to herself.  I'll simplify it so we can meditate on Jesus together using a universal toolset.  It seemed to work that day.

The story of how this is continuing to play out can be seen here on the Meditations for All Page.

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Well, that's part of my story.  I'd truly love to hear as much of yours as you are willing to share.  Please feel free to do so privately in the contact form at the right or share publicly in the comment sections below.

By the way, my name is Fred Hayward and among other things I am a chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains.  As I near retirement I am seeking ways to give more time to chaplaincy in the public sphere.  For now I am happy to serve in less visible and anonymous ways.

God's peace to you.

Chaplain (aka Farmer) Fred

"Light unshared is darkness."
-George MacDonald



Learn more about chaplaincy:
International Fellowship of Chaplains
PO Box 1004
Temple, TX 76503-6130
Phone: (989) 753-3211
Fax: (989) 753-3238
www.ifoc.org

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