2012.12.29 You already are

You have a lifetime to learn technique.
But I can teach you what is more important than technique,
how to see;
learn that and all you have to do afterwards is press the shutter.
~ Garry Winogrand

The key to living your dream life is simple:  realize that you already are.
Christen Olivarez
as quoted in Desire to Inspire by Christine Mason Miller

The God of peace will be with you.
~ Philippians 4:9

So, what is in this photo?
I have a rag rug on top of my desk.
I had mis-placed a paper
and thought I might have slipped it between the rug and the desktop.
When I lifted the rug, the sunshine came through with this pretty pattern.
But, no missing paper.
~ Me


2012.12.21 Marvelous things without number

Finding beauty in the stains of life . . .
~ Me

The world is full of magic things,
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
~ William Butler Yeats

Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to Spring.
~ Anonymous (could have been said by me :)

HE does great things,
and unsearchable, marvelous things without number.
~ Job 5:9


2012.12.16 Purpose for your life

Finding beauty in the shadows of life . . .
~ Me

God knows your value; He sees your potential.
You may not understand everything you are going through right now.
But hold your head up high,
knowing that God is in control
and He has a great plan and purpose for your life.
~ Joel Osteen

Trust in him.
~ Psalm 37:5

2012-12-09 Renew a steadfast spirit

Finding beauty in the murk of life . . .
~ Me

I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation,
I don't find photographing the situation
nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.
~William Albert Allard in The Photographic Essay

Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
~ Lin Yutang

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
~ Psalm 51:10


2012.12.01 Say you are well

This photo is my life . . . with cancer.
Treatment is starting.
I'll be in touch.
~ Me

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
~ William Ellery Channing

Talk happiness; talk faith; talk health.
Say you are well, and all is well with you,
and God shall hear your words and make them true.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I will sing unto the Lord
because He hath dealt bountifully with me.
~ Psalm 13:6

In everything, give thanks.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18