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Words have never been difficult for me. Quite the opposite in fact - often I find it all too easy to speak my kind, and things go badly because of it.
The Name of The Wind
by: Patrick Rothfuss
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:8-9

True Life

There are so few intrinsically good things in the complexities of humanity. And I think we hide from quietness within that complexity. And I think we should “stop and consider the wonderful miracles of God” more often than we do (Job 37:14)

Elevator Convos

While riding the elevator to my car today someone complimented me on my pants.  They went on to say how much they enjoyed my whole outfit.  I thanked them, smiled, and told them to have a great day!

How simple it is to give someone a compliment, and how rarely we do it.  Myself included.  I’m going to start doing my best to give someone a compliment every day.  Want to join?

Sabbath

I’m about to start laundry which means I’m about to start listening to my podcasts. What’s on the docket today Pastor Mark? Honoring the Sabbath…one of the many things I need to hear RIGHT now. I love God’s timing.

PFTF

Right now in Iowa City, IA it’s the first day of school for the incoming class of 2016.  I welcome each and every one of them to a beginning of a magical 4 years.  I look back at my time at Iowa and realize I never laughed harder, loved more, or cried terribly…we watched a lot of rom-coms.  But in all seriousness some of my closes friends to this day were made during my time at Iowa.  While growing closer to friends and roommates I also grew closer to God.  I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I wouldn’t be where I’m at today if it weren’t for my time in college.

Pray For The Freshmen

This is their time and they’re about to make some of the most important decisions of their lives.  I know I did.

npr:

Photography Phone Call: Are Snapshots Dead?

"It’s all about the mistakes," says photo collector Robert E. Jackson, describing the things that catch his eye — like double-exposures, lens flares or people in the air. The quirky. The curious. The intimate.

"I look for things that have an immediate dramatic impact," he says, "what the photography tells us about human psyche. I’m drawn sometimes to things that are a little darker. Now what that says about me I don’t know."

Read the rest of the story on NPR’s Picture Show blog.

(Video: Claire O’Neill/NPR)

"We no longer live in ‘we’ it’s all about the ‘me’ photography."

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