The challenge: Take fifty photos of an object.  I chose my communion chalice. Here are my favorite photos that seem to juxtapose image and meaning. I will leave it to your senses to be challenged, irritated, amused, or invited (or any other emotion you may or may not feel!) For all of the photos, please visit my Flickr account at

This exercise was taken from Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice by Christine Valters Paintner.

Categories: spiritual practice


  1. Jamie Dedes said on April 24, 2013
    FYI: the flicker link isn't working ... Like the idea of this and it made me remember something important but long forgotten.
    1. Terri said on April 24, 2013
      Thanks! Glad it prompted something. Also, I think I fixed the link. :)
      1. Jamie Dedes said on April 24, 2013
        Good. Checking out the photos now ... :-) Have a lovely evening, Terri.
      2. Jamie Dedes said on April 24, 2013
        Wow! You really have to be quite inventive to get fifty different photos. Well done. BTW, love the lion cubs.

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