Why balancing your relationships online and offline is important in life, and how it can create more and positive impact. On my social media channels I usually don’t post a picture directly, like many other artists do, along with sales jargon or a call […]
“Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil. Fertilize the soil ever so richly, it will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains.” ~ Saint John Vianney There has been a lot of talk lately, even from the pope, about global […]
Sometimes weeds are beautiful to look at, other times can grow so much when not cut back they can choke out flowers and other landscape growing around them. In life, weeds are the distractions and noise that keep us from doing the deep work […]
As I rise up to each passing new day, as with the passing of the clouds, I’m not only thankful for the gift of the beauty of this world, but also thankful to God the giver of this gift. To fully appreciate this, I […]
Back in the day when I started to drive a car, the police were in the beginning phase of using radars to detect the speed you were driving. What followed was the radar detectors so that you would know if you were in the […]
The best way to build trust with others, is to be truthful with transparency. When we rationalize, or cloud things over because we are afraid how others will respond to us, then are we being true to ourselves? If we don’t know who we […]
The start of strife is like the opening of a dam; check a quarrel before it bursts forth! Proverbs 17:14 The arguer insist on his own way. A conflict resolver looks for a resolution instead of trying to win an argument. Love means looking […]
The more we hold on to, the less we give away. The more we give away, the less we have to hold on to. Letting go teaches us there is more to life, than just ourselves. When we give ourselves away, it teaches us […]
It is normal for all of us to feel lonely at times, and sometimes wonder if life is worth living. To lose site of our gifts and abilities, and purpose. The good news is there is a cure for this. It is to use […]
When I saw this birdbath today, I not only noticed the textures and colors, but also thought about how birds are in community. A birdbath is like the community swimming pool. If you will. With social media relevant today, why does it seem so […]
The morning sunlight illuminates the leaves of a Judas tree, amongst the light and shadow play.
When I look at all the people in the world, I not only see them as a person, but see the story of their lives. Because it is about stories that make us the people who we are. I believe that integrity is the […]
Art is everywhere especially in things that go unnoticed!
In the past year that the COVID pandemic has spread around the world, online conference video chats have become more the norm than the exception they were. And all of these platforms it seems have had to make improvements to their technology to meet […]
The morning sunlight illuminates the pink and white petals on the branches from a magnolia tree. Just a simple moment in life …
Sometimes photography will see elements in the sky that the human eye does not. Sometimes reflections in the water see elements in the sky that photography does not. Sometimes the silent moments help us to reflect life more clearly. Many people tell me how […]
A light snow at sunrise, illuminated by the late Autumn trees in the background. This moment in time is what I call God’s paint brush, to show us there are things in life that only He can do.
It seems just about everywhere you look these days people are saying they want to be free, or they want their freedoms. But, I’m wondering if everyone has the same meaning of what freedom is? Freedom n. The condition of not being in prison […]
During my morning coffee, the sky changed like every two minutes over the course of one hour. So too my thoughts.
I think these words are both simple yet profound, because they are easy to understand and agree with, yet not so easy to live: Forgiveness is releasing the other person from the debt that they owe you. Forgiveness does not mean that what they […]
Sunday is a day for silence. And on this Sunday in 2019 the silence pales to the sound of birds singing in the tree branches. ….
Many times we, including myself, tend to judge people based on how we see a situation before or without being fully educated about the matter or understanding fully the people involved. When people hurt us with their words or actions, especially family members or […]