New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Meditation on Both Sides of the Camera

A Spiritual Journey in Photograghy

Valerie K. Isenhower • August 2012

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $9.99

Have you ever thought of photography as a spiritual journey?

Photography provides a way to still the heart and soul so you can hear God's voice and sense God's presence. Whether you're an experienced photographer or just take pictures with your smartphone, you will enjoy this creative way to connect with God.

In Meditation on Both Sides of the Camera, award-winning photographer Valerie Isenhower guides you to pay attention, center, and focus your eyes in new ways. "The spiritual journey of photography from beginning to end is like breathing life into the stories of our photographs and souls," Isenhower writes.

This e-book includes:

  • color photography
  • helpful suggestions for preparing your heart, mind, and soul before you go on a photo shoot
  • tips for reflecting on the images you capture
  • links to online resources

Take advantage of Isenhower's years of experience as enjoyed by others in her workshops and online courses.

Valerie K. Isenhower, executive director of Water in the Desert Ministries in Albuquerque, is also owner of V. Isenhower Photography and Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts. She received her undergraduate education at University of Montana and University of Northern Colorado. Isenhower earned an MDiv from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and pursued additional graduate work at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She is the former coordinator of ministry for Worshipful-Work, an ecumenical ministry in spiritual discernment. An American Baptist minister, Isenhower teaches spirituality and photography classes and training in the discernment process. As a photographer, she specializes in meditative and discernment photographs. She also records photos of hot-air balloons. Her photographs have been published and displayed in galleries.


Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1106-4

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1178-1

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: August 2012

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BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

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