God, you are my God. I celebrate you. I praise you. You’ve done your share of miracle-wonders, well-thought-out plans, solid and sure. ~ Isaiah 25:1 The privilege of worship each Sunday resets, refocuses, and reminds me of Isaiah’s declaration.  Each busy week is a blurred continuum of countless blessings and anxieties … the former because of God’s unending love, […]

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We Receive Your Rain … (There is a Cloud)

Today’s music worship at 12Stone Church was phenomenal (it never disappoints).  God rains blessings on us day in, day out.  He is always faithful with His promises and His loving presence.  The only thing often missing is our awareness. One of today’s songs was There is a Cloud (by Elevation Worship).  It’s a current favorite of […]

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Pier One (and Two) – Venice, FL

My best bud Carl and I took a getaway trip to south FL prior to his recent surgery.  For us, there’s nothing like the “therapy” of shooting and chilling.  He introduced me to the pier in Venice, which is a beautiful structure, and it’s a serene one at daybreak.  I love piers like this.  They […]

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12Stone Church

We love our church.  The leadership is top shelf.  The pastors are talented, dedicated, and grounded in humility and God’s priorities.  The “production value” (that is to say, the professionalism and impact) of each worship service is nothing short of stunning when considering that 90%+ of the production crew and worship talent are volunteers.  And […]

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Duck Hunt at Port O’Connor, TX

Recently I had a chance to go duck hunting, thanks to my long time friend and dentist Keith Broome (an amazingly kind, faithful, and talented guy).  It’s been at least 35-40 years since I’ve hunted, and this was my first time duck hunting.  It brought back lots of childhood memories of my dad taking me […]

Senior Sunday

Project 365 – Day 109 Each year our former church celebrates graduating seniors.  It’s a very special day, and very well done.  For several years now, I’ve been taking head shots of each senior for this special day.  These are displayed in 11×14 print at a lunch/reception and given to each senior at the end.  […]

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Amy and Chris

Project 365 – Day 101 Meet Amy and Chris!  They are a beautiful couple who has asked me to photograph their May wedding.  We’ve been capturing a few engagement images to use at the wedding, and this was a favorite of mine from today.  I have known Chris and his family since he was a […]

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Project 365 – Day 84 Rough day … but I find incredible comfort and wisdom from this:

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The Power of a Meal Together

Project 365 – Day 81 There are many studies that point to the benefits of having family meals together regularly.  Among other things, they provide a sense of unity.  Its a means of instilling common values across generations.  They provide a place for strengthening relationships through communication, as well as enjoying each others company in […]

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Project 365 – Day 76 I love this old church only a few miles from our home.  I’ve photographed it before, and each time I find a slightly different vantage point.  This is my favorite so far.  The strong framing of the trees is almost made-to-order.  The image composition also goes three layers deep, with […]

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Every Morning is a New Start

Project 365 – Day 52 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” ~ Lamentations 3:22-24 (ESV) Fuji X100s, 23mm f/2.0, 1/100 sec @ f/5.6, ISO1000

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Storms Can Strengthen

Project 365 – Day 48 There are times when heavy hitting storms produce beauty and strength, much like last night’s rain-turned-to-ice event in north Georgia. Fresh on my heart is a close friend and colleague, Angela.  Yesterday it was confirmed she has breast cancer, though details are pending regarding the stage and recommended treatment.  It […]

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