The Quiet Center

It’s a rare lazy Sunday for me.

They say photography is being in the right place at the right time. They also say the best camera is the one you have in your hand. So, here are a few shots, just outside these window, here at our family lakehouse…all of them with my trusty old iPhone 4.

I’m grateful for this place that has become a part of my own “quiet center.”

Christmas, 2013.
Thanksgiving, 2012.
Thanksgiving, 2013.
Summer, 2013.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

One thought on “The Quiet Center

  1. Gorgeous photos! I was wondering the same thing yesterday (about cameras and photos) while taking photos walking through the Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia. Good point – the best camera is the one you have in your hand. Your photos are proof of that. Enjoy a wonderful quiet and healing holiday Eric.

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