Community Is Discovered

Community is not created.  We are already connected to one another.  The moment we realize a connection between ourselves and another person is when we begin to build community.  It is these connections that lie under the surface which we fail to see because of the barriers constructed either by ourselves or the culture in which we live.  If we…

You Hear?

For me, the majority of my life that I’ve spent following Jesus, there have been very few occasions that I can say I have felt as if I “heard from God” in regard to what I should do.  For some reason Christians give off this impression that everyone should know what God wants them to…

Sit Back

There are times in life when you simply need to sit back and allow all of it to settle.  That is what I am doing today – allowing it all to rest in order that  I may begin to process and sift. I do this best with music playing soft in the background, so here…

Take A Deep Breath

What is it about a plat that can make people angry, sad, happy, joyful, sorrowful, kind, etc?  Is it the actual building?  or is it the people that occupy it? Perhapst it’s the spirit of the people within the building?  When  you walk into a room and it feels awkward or tense even.  From the…

Liberating Love?

Today I’ve decided to keep the blog simple – a quote and perhaps a thought and/or challenge.  I feel like I should tell you, I write on the selfish side.  This blog is more like my online journal.  I’m writing to myself.  Whether it be writing or photography, any piece of art I produce I…

You Need To Fail

Sometimes you simply need to fail.  It might sound a touch on the crazy side but I believe failure to be a key component to success. Now we’ve all heard the motivational stories growing up about this man trying to invent something and he failed 1,452 times before he successfully built the working prototype.  These…

meditating on the open road

it seems that the best talks my wife and i have are on road trips.  we stay so busy otherwise we never really slow down and share our hearts with each other. we had a 8 hour drive ahead of us when we left Lubbock this morning.  well, it turned into an 11 hour drive…

tears and perfume

there is beautiful story in scripture about a woman who falls at the feet of Jesus.  Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that…

art connects you to the Divine

i’ve recently discovered that many photographers don’t edit their own photos. instead they outsource editing for a multitude of reasons.  this really troubles me. to me photography is an art and editing is part of that art now.  editing was once, and still is in some cases, done in the dark room but now it…