Parting Shot


By Eric Mattson

Philippians 6:8 says: “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” My photos on Facebook are intended as a positive contribution to the caustic social media stream, which has become so prevalent. Photography can help form positivity in you even before shared. As a form of meditation, it can be a plus to your mental health in its creation as it draws you in. For example, as a sports photographer I become absorbed with watching for moments before they occur and then capture them (see last month’s picture). When taking portraits, my intent is to create or capture a moment where the essence of a person or story is captured. God is always there on the other side of my lens. Find your way to actively see God beyond the church walls.