I Am Thankful

My prayer/journal entry from November 23, 1999. I am so blessed.  I am amazed really at just how much You do love me.  You show me everyday.  Please, please forgive me for being so ungrateful and so unworthy and undeserving of You.  Help me to “take captive” these thoughts and “renew” them with You and […] Read more…

Count Your Blessings

This morning during church we sang the old hymn, Count Your Blessings.  It reminded me of when my kids were toddling and we’d sing this song over and over and over and over again.  I’d sing/read this book to them and then we’d start all over again.  It was such a sweet memory.  🙂 You […] Read more…

Tips to Make Your Running Easier

So far, so good.  It seems this week has actually been a little easier; I’m not as winded and I’ve actually gone a bit further than I did last week. Here are a few things I’ve learned so far: *Just do it.  Really.  Don’t think too much about it or you’ll figure out a reason […] Read more…

Photography 101 Product Guide

Now that you’ve improved your photographic skills and knowledge, I bet you’ve commented, or rather pleaded to your spouse that you now need new equipment.   “But honey, I really neeeeed a new camera….” I know you’ve said it; don’t try to deny it.  The reason I know so well, is ’cause I’ve used the same […] Read more…

Photography 101 Composition

Composition. This is a tough one. It shouldn’t be really, but for me, it’s a tough subject. Why? A couple of reasons, really. For one, there seem to be rules about composition and I’m just not good at following rules. Many of you have probably heard of the Rule of Thirds.  I totally get that […] Read more…

Photography 101 Raw vs. Jpeg

While this is a tender subject amongst professionals, I’m here only to give my opinion and offer information on the difference between the two shooting formats. Someone mentioned to me the other day that that did in fact take some images that day in the RAW format, but “couldn’t tell any difference in the image […] Read more…