Condemned

Welcome to day 3 of the Online Stations of the Cross. Slowly browse these photos as you consider your own experience of being condemned. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats #condemned).       At daybreak the council of the elders […]

Betrayed

We now find ourselves on day 2 of the Online Stations of the Cross. Slowly browse these photos as you consider your own experience of being betrayed. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats #betrayed).               […]

Troubled

Welcome to day 1 of the Online Stations of the Cross. Slowly browse these photos as you consider your own experience of being troubled. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats #troubled).     Then Jesus went with his disciples to a […]

What does buried look like?

The reality of death often doesn’t feel true until the burial. Where do you catch glimpses of being buried in your daily life? Share these images* on Instagram or Facebook, tagging @OakHouseRetreats and using #buried. These images will be shared starting on April 4 for a Stations of the Cross photo sharing experience. And remember, […]

What does died look like?

No matter how hard we try to avoid it, death is the reality we all face. We see evidence of its existence all around us. Today, keep your eyes open for signs of death. Share these images* on Instagram or Facebook, tagging @OakHouseRetreats and using #died. These images will be shared starting on April 4 […]

What does insulted look like?

We all may have advanced degrees in insulting others. That’s a painful truth. The challenge in today’s photo, is to find instances of insults without condemning other people. I’m grateful for Christine Lee Smith’s example, which may help guide what we’re looking for today when capturing images of insults. Share these images* on Instagram or […]

What does helped look like?

Help! I think one of the sweetest moments to catch a glimpse of is someone or something being helped. Your mission, starting today, is to take pictures capturing these moments. Today’s sample image is from Christine Lee Smith and I love witnessing this simple act of help. Share these images* on Instagram or Facebook, tagging […]

What does burdened look like?

Today we consider, what does it look like to be burdened? I think this word in particular has the opportunity for very diverse responses. So, post away! Share these images* on Instagram or Facebook, tagging @OakHouseRetreats and using #burdened. These images will be shared starting on April 4 for a Stations of the Cross photo […]

What does abused look like?

I’m struck by how some of these words are more challenging than others. The word, abused, in particular, is a word that tends to bring up imagery that is uncomfortable, painful, and deeply sad. How do we engage this word while both acknowledging the truth that abuse is a reality that needs to be brought […]

What does denied look like?

We have another example from John Doukas today, giving us a glimpse of how he sees denied. What does it look like to be denied? What does it look like when you deny another person? Share these images* on Instagram or Facebook, tagging @OakHouseRetreats and using #denied. These images will be shared starting on April […]