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Influence

What influences your life and growth?  These trees, having grown with a constant ocean breeze, look as if the breeze is blowing even when it's not.  So too, our lives take on the shape of the influences we surround ourselves with.  The things we look at, listen to,...

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Another Way

There is another way to live and there is another country to live in... This other country and it’s way of life was in the works from long ago. It started when God, as he interacted with some of the first people who acknowledged him said, 'I will build a nation for...

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A Good Life Coach

Do you have a life coach? All of us do actually, many life coaches, whether we realize it or not. Some of our more famous life coaches are Oscar Meyer, Coke, Maybelline, Nike... Or how about the ones we consciously listen to: Oprah, Trump, Hillary... There are so many...

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The World Has Hated Them…

"And the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world." ~John 17:14 To my fellow humans who think you are loosing your rights, are being persecuted, or think that the world hates you: maybe they do. The real question that many...

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The Best Day of Your Life

I saw a quote today, something about, "the best day of your life."  That got me thinking... What does it mean to have the best day of your life?  Many times we answer this type of question with things like, "The day I got married!", "The day I got divorced!", "When I...

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Where Are You Going?

We all have somewhere we are going in life, even if not consciously.  So, where are you going in life?  Are you drifting along in the currents of the latest fads and news bites?  Are you following some dream of fame, fortune, or comfort?  My son has been starting out...

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What Can You Take With You?

So, I had a fascinating conversation with my son the other night.  We were chilling in his bed talking about wisdom.  Basically what it is, how you would define it, and how you might apply it to some life situations.  We chatted also about how wisdom is worth much...

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The Power of The Other

More often than not, we need others to come along side us and help position us well in our current life circumstances. Let them. Don't try to go it alone. Likewise, there can be those who keep us from moving forward, and sometimes we must let them go. Take a deeper...

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Procrastinating With Questions

So, I recently read a statement that made me wonder, hmm... Am I doing this anywhere in my life? The statement was this, "Yet instead of facing the evidence and accepting it, you procrastinate with questions." Procrastinating with questions. Interesting concept. I can...

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The Test of Fame, or Reaching The Top

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to go a little crazy or become someone else once they reach a certain level of "success"? There's an old proverb that says, "If you want to test someone's heart, give them a little fame."  Fascinating right?  First time I...

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Beyond The Mundane

First, thanks for visiting this page. I do not take lightly the fact that you are spending some of your precious time taking in what I have to say and show you. It is appreciated. Second, I love this shot for a number of reasons. This photo perfectly encapsulates a...

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Holiday Walking And Talking

Well, it's that time of year again... time for the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  It's that time of the year which is both dreaded and delightful, and that time of year where we busy ourselves to the max to try and relax.  This year try something different... try...

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Don’t Let Your Love Grow Cold

I'm going to let you in on a secret... one of the reasons I love taking pictures. Are you listening? I can capture hope. I'll say it again. One of the reasons I love taking pictures is to capture hope. You see, there is so much I get fed up with, grief stricken by,...

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The Unforced Rhythms of Grace

The quote below is one of my favorites from Jesus as it is a good reminder on how to live life in such a way that it is a cooperation with life itself, and when I saw this picture of the surfer in my portfolio it just seemed to match well. I've never actually surfed...

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The Turning Point

Have you ever had a turning point in your life? Sure, maybe one that has been forced upon you, right? Been laid off, betrayed, bamboozled (that's kind of a neat word) 🙂 But have you ever made a conscious, considered, even cosmic turn? One that took you beyond the...

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Observing

Engrossed in the wonder of Hot Wheels and art, he took this in for over an hour without saying a word, just observing from different angles.  He'd stand in one place for a while, then move to another, then lay on the floor, then lean over.  Many times things go by too...

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Take The Next Step

What challenges or opportunities are you facing in life right now?  They can be daunting and overwhelming, can't they?  Break them into small steps and take them one at a time.  Find a small step you can make today and take it, then another tomorrow.  Before you know...

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