Inspired yet?

Perhaps tonight, you, like me, need a little motivation to do something. Here was where I found mine today…     Today, may you be inspired by the people around you. May your heart hear the cries of the oppressed. May perspective be shifted and action be taken We always have something to give.  Let’s…

I Want A Bowl… Well, Maybe Not

If you know me, you know I love all things food. To use the terrible phrase, “I am a foodie”. One of my favorite chefs to follow is Gordon Ramsey. It’s not just his brash candid talk that I love, but I love that he desires to do things right. In the short clip I…

Love Cares Not Of The Past

Every Thursday I lead the discussion for a group of 20 Somethings. We talk about a wide array of topics but tonight was more relevant than usual.  We discussed capital punishment.  Overall the discussion was fantastic, but something began happening under the surface of the discussion.  I noticed that the more we talked about people…

The Greatest Need

The greatest need today is an opportunity to live.  We live in a world that honors death and destruction and we call it justice.  I have a hard time believing that what we view as justice is in reality revenge.  We give revenge the mask of justice so it can be accepted. It’s like Batman….

Metal Encouragement

There are times when all we need is to hear a story of hope. Here is one of those stories. In the video is Jake Luhr, lead vocalist for August Burns Red. Jake also started an online support community called Heart Support. Check out the video and then spread the word about Heart Support. Today,…

A Sculpture Of The Divine

From the moment we begin our day we are bombarded with choices.  Choices of what to wear, what to eat for breakfast, where to get coffee, what to eat for lunch, where to buy groceries, clothes, shoes, etc. It is a never ending cycle of abundant choice. Just take a look in your closet and…

Serving Through Distribution

As i sit in the comfort of my sufficiently cool duplex, God tears my heart apart for the poor.  He opens me up and pours in the reality of the kingdom.  The kingdom of God is a kingdom of service, not a kingdom of power.  Every time God begins to teach me something, He starts by…

Stop Motion Factory Farming

As some of you know I’m a vegetarian.  I’ve been a veg for over two years now.  The process wasn’t easy but it was something I knew I must do.  My convictions tend to get the better of me from time to time.  In the beginning of this journey I read several studies, ridiculous amounts…

The End My Friends

I’ve fallen in love with Twitter. I know, I know, some of  you hate Twitter, but now that I understand what all of the symbols and abbreviations and even weird formatting means, I’ve become a fan.  Tonight, Bear Grylls tweeted “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone…”  This fits my outlook on life….

More Processing

Thanks to the current political video hullabaloo popping up repeatedly in my Zite App I’m reminded of my disdain for politics and all that goes with it.  Coupled with politics is my frustration for those who complain about what certain politicians are/aren’t doing instead of actually getting up and doing something themselves drives me toward…

So Now What?

I feel like I’m in a season of searching.  It’s exciting and yet scary as all hell at the same time. I’m beginning to search my soul for answers to the age old question we all ask ourself at some point in our lives, “What’s next?” As some of you might know, I’m a photographer….

Us And Them

My son, Kye, turned 4 in May.  He has grown up so quickly.  It has been absolutely insane to watch him develop into this little person with quirks and humor.  Truly I cannot grasp how this all happens in just 4 years.  He has now been attending his Pre-K school for one week and HE…

…we’re just practicing our balance.

Some of you may know that I do a little photography.  Being a photographer I often carry the ability to write my own hours.  Because of this, my work day is fairly unorthodox.  For the majority of the time I choose to stay at home with my kids and work on anything I can do…

Love is Here

This idea of “God is Love” is one that I’ve heard for years, but I’m not quite sure it ever sunk in. I say that because I look at my life and when I really examine it, I’m not sure I live anything like Jesus. Well, other than not cursing, but maybe the early church…

living for tomorrow

i recently read an article about a debate happening regarding cutting down hundreds if not thousands of trees so that the view of the beautiful granite masterpieces can be seen more clearly.  it is a bit peculiar that a national park doesn’t allow a person to put a nail in a tree will cut down so…