A Mindset Tip for Great Work

There I was cleaning a window and thinking about cleaning. I think about cleaning a lot these days. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I clean at a high school. Anyways, I was there cleaning and trying to decided which side of the window a streak was on. I was tempted…

Two Things that Abide Forever

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8 What a comforting verse that one is. Everything else may fade away, but God’s word is forever. We can trust what it says. It also tells us in Psalm 103:15-17 that man may flourish like a flower but…

Lighting Lights

“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:” Ephesians 5:8 We are called to be lights in the world. The light we shine is the light of Christ who said “I am the light of the world.” His light brightens and changes lives. That is…

Wind, Waves, Wonder

Have you ever wondered where the wind comes from? Have you ever wondered where it goes? Have you ever wondered how it makes waves in the snow? Have you even noticed that it does? Our lives are so busy and so full that we seldom notice the amazing things that happen around us every day.…

The Best Cookies

It would not seem like Christmas without cookies, now would it? There are so many special types of cookies that you only get this time of year: eggnog, peppermint swirls, gingerbread men, and whatever other special cookies your family makes. It is hard to resist a good cookie. I have yet to meet someone who…

Where Good Gifts Come From

On the second day of Christ as my true love gave to me two presents (each containing a turtle dove according to the song). My true love has given me lots of gifts but none of them contain turtle doves. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father…

Three Lessons from the Christmas Tree

I am a photographer. One of my brothers is a blooming young photographer. Together we decided to do a twelve days of Christmas photo shoot. The first day’s challenge was to take a picture of a Christmas tree. We headed over to a indoor garden near us that decorates for the season and got some…

Life’s Triathlon

The other day, I was able to take photos of a triathlon my brother was in. That got me thinking. People say life is like a marathon. I think it is more like a triathlon. A triathlon has three stages: swimming, biking, and running. Life also has multiple stages, even our spiritual lives. Where I…