Category Archives: Growth

Example of Evidence

Last Sunday my pastor talked about historical evidence for Christ living on earth, dying on a cross and the large amount of people who saw him after the tomb was found empty.  The people who saw these miracles began Christianity. … Continue reading

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Monkeying Around

Whew!  I’m pooped.  Two days of learning new stuff and many more to come trying to remember what I’ve learned.  Photography is one of those things that the more you learn, the more stupid you feel.  The good news is … Continue reading

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Gratitude

There are 683,806 hours in an average 78 year life.    Sounds like a big number until you start subtracting hours of sleep and those doing the mundane, unavoidable chores.  Let’s not forget to subtract the hours spent watching “quality” … Continue reading

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Growth

“All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.” – Henry Miller. This is the quote on my desk presently.  Thank you for my birthday gift, Nicole….it keeps giving. This is a … Continue reading

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Fear

I’ve been through times in my life when fear was the dominator.  There were times when anxiety wrapped its dark vines throughout my body and dared me to break free.  That was my path then.  After some hard work, I … Continue reading

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I Heart Donald Miller

Not a surprise to my old bible study friends, I heart Donald Miller.  I fell in love with his writing when I first read Blue Like Jazz, and since then I read his entire collection.  I must also confess, that … Continue reading

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Broken From Within

“Don’t fool yourself and think that Spirit is somewhere else, in other-worldly experiences, in great rushes or ecstatic visions.  Life’s deepest experience is the joy that fills our hearts when we love and give to others.  Ask anyone in the … Continue reading

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JOY – Continued

I suck at swimming.  My children are both great at swimming and because I stink at it, I climb to a whole new level of pride when I watch what it takes to excel at this sport.  I have a … Continue reading

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Grace

I was struck today with a passage in Elizabeth Lesser’s book Broken Open.  She writes about a friend that has a stroke and while in the painful process of rehabilitation, barely being able to speak sentence, likens his condition to … Continue reading

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Joy

“Joy is not the absence of suffering.  It is the presence of God.” – Robert Schuller The older I get the more I find joy in the simple.  Don’t get me wrong, I’d have grandiose joy being whisked away on … Continue reading

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