Great Expectations

December 06, 2011
Christmas is the season of great expectations. Yes expectations are high…between the parties, presents, dinners and family…it all should be leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ. But with all the anticipation, it starts to feel like an overdue engagement. And after a while, the excitement turns into exhaustion…we just want it to be over. Interestingly enough, these feelings of excitement and exhaustion existed long before department stores started decorating in October (or rather September). Joseph felt quite similar when he found out Mary was going to have a baby. Matthew...
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Thankfulness

November 29, 2011
Last week, I was with one of my clients (non-photography related) when we started talking about the collection of information. I work in an industry where collecting data from the field is critical to projecting accurate numbers in the office. One of the guys described what that process looks like…and I think it applies to thankfulness.¬†Imagine you’re standing at the top of a hill. You have a basket that you plan to transport/push/roll downhill to others. If there’s one thing we know about gravity, whatever you have at the top of the hill is definitely going to roll...
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Forgiveness: Don’t Let the Sun Go Down…...

November 15, 2011
My church recently started a new series called, “Break Out: The Power of Forgiveness.” The message is rather simple and yet it’s one of those messages that we all need to be reminded of on a regular basis…at least I do.If you’re married or in any sort of committed relationship, anger and forgiveness are a continuous cycle (rinse, cycle, repeat)…but maybe it’s a coworker, a sibling, a parent or a neighbor. Whatever the case, my guess is that we’ve all had angry feelings toward someone recently. With those types of feelings comes a choice:Remain...
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Curb Appeal

November 01, 2011
My husband and I regularly talk about building a new home. Not that there is anything wrong with our current home, but it’s not our “ever after home.” A few years ago, just a few months before we got married, we put both of our homes on the market (not the best of ideas since the market was starting to really fall). Our original plan was to sell both homes and buy a new home together – we’d even made a contingent offer on another house. Well, like all things, God had other plans for us. My house sold within four days…my husband’s home (now our home)...
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