Category Archives: Personal Growth

Ode To Oprah

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Oprah Winfrey I know, I know.  The larger than life figure starts getting hated because there is a bit of obnoxiousness to being larger than life.  But considering … Continue reading

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Family Ties

“The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.” – Mother Teresa   Occasionally in the last few weeks I have been transported back into my childhood, vividly experiencing the sights, smells and feelings … Continue reading

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A Miracle

I was given a life lesson as a gift on Mother’s Day.  It was a glimpse….a reminder, that the heart has the capacity to be crushed with devastating news, yet can still rest in hope, while encouraging others to do … Continue reading

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Motherhood

If I had a dollar for every time my mother told me “just wait until you have a child and you will understand,” I would be rich.  I try to refrain from saying those words to my children because I … Continue reading

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Control

The concept of control is not my friend.  In fact, we have been at odds for a while now.  In my 20’s we had a huge battle when the anxiety that flowed through my being bubbled over into my everyday … Continue reading

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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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