Silence: Quietude, Stillness, Tranquility

Today’s photo challenge, silence, looks like snow to me.  But it also brings to mind mountains, beaches, and open green spaces.  Enjoy the quiet beauty. This perky cardinal did everything he could to dodge my camera. Alone at Riverwalk, Charleston, South Carolina Lensbaby, Magnolia Gardens, South Carolina Quietude on the coast of South Carolina Tranquility […]

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A Full Plate

Over the holidays, we received an advertisement from Olive Garden on our phones. This one immediately grabbed my attention: “May your life be as full as your plate.” I wonder who thought that one up. Most of us probably know more than we care to admit about full plates, especially after all the recent celebrating […]

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Dipping into the Community Pool: January 13

This week has produced lots of interesting reading from around the web.  So grab a cup of coffee and get those fingers clicking (or tapping). How to Discourage Your Minister in the New Year Six ways that you can discourage your pastor that take little effort and no spiritual maturity. Learning to Say Hello Again […]

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Lugging Around Our Push Carts

Do you ever look at another person and wish you could exchange lives? Maybe they’re better looking, or richer, or thinner, or taller, or shorter, or maybe they just seem to have it all together. The desire to walk in another person’s shoes often has a catalyst—trials, fears, failures, and a host of other things […]

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Dipping into the Community Pool: January 6

Hope your new year is going well and your home is staying warm.  Below you will find a nice mix of articles from around the web to peruse this weekend.   I Could’t Call God Father An Iranian woman’s journey of faith. “I used to hate the word “Father,” but today I worship God the […]

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Growth: Develop, Mature, Germinate, Increase

The photo challenge has returned and today’s subject is “growth.”  With so much snow and ice this January, it’s a wonderful time to dream of spring and put some perky little flowers on display.  Enjoy!   Echinacea is one of my favorite flowers.     I love photographing fern tips.     Rhododendrons are stunning […]

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Flying Ice and Moonlit Nights

Life is like a snowball. A flying ball of ice smacks you in the side of the head, and as you snap in the direction of its origin, splat! Another one hits you right between the eyes. But life is also like a peaceful Mediterranean cruise, with soft morning breezes and moonlit nights. As you […]

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