Category Archives: children

Dogs of My Life – Louie

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This series is in honor of the latest addition to my canine history, Sydney, a Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie pup that joined our family on October 17th, 2015. As I approached this date I thought it would be … Continue reading

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Wish – WPC – 03/08/17

Everyone has wishes. Things that mean so much to us we concentrate on them for weeks, months or years before they actually come to pass. Right now my fondest wish is to see this guy pictured above take his “walk” … Continue reading

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Names – Graduating Seniors

I needed a minute to think of a photograph I have that suits the Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Names for this week. But eventually I remembered the perfect photo to use. My daughter graduated from high school in May … Continue reading

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It’s Not This Time of Year Without… Family! Weekly Photo Challenge – 11/25/16

Show us the one thing without which your holiday season could never be complete. I love taking part in the Weekly Photo Challenge. Photography is certainly no skill of mine, but I do like to take plenty of pictures. Especially … Continue reading

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Jubilant – Weekly Photo Challenge -20 May 2016

  The Weekly Photo Challenge gives me the excuse to share the photos I collect incessantly about every experience in my life. Yes, that is a confession, I take a lot of photos!   This week the theme in my world … Continue reading

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Graduation Day 2016

In each of our lives there are days we point to for a long period of time, events we refer to as milestones, or time checks where we mentally and physically transition from one setting or perceived state to another. … Continue reading

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Survival – Daily Post – 5-12-16

The one word Daily Post prompt is Survival. Immediately when I read this I thought it would tie in so nicely with an idea I have been promoting as we approach the graduation of my daughter along with millions of … Continue reading

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Life Imitates Art -WPC – 2-12-16

This Weekly Photo Challenge is about life imitating art. While I don’t have occasion to mimic many statues I do think I have something that will fit the bill. Fast forward a few years and many hundreds of gallons of … Continue reading

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52 Week Photo Challenge – Wk 1 – Goodbye

I stumbled on another photo challenge and since I love using my Nokia 820 Windows Phone to capture snapshots all over the place I thought this would be another great challenge. The host of this particular challenge is Jeanne’s Blog … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Activity

We are finally into one of my most favorite times of the year. Because of my Christian faith Christmas holds a special meaning. Over the years we all develop traditions to mark this season. Decorating, parties, Christmas plays, Cantatas and … Continue reading

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My Favorite Music Makers

When we first thought about having children, one of the things my wife and i prayed for them was the gift of musical talent. I have always loved music and became enamored with the music of the Eighties when I … Continue reading

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When A Pie to My Face Can Motivate a Kid

Recently I was blessed to accept the opportunity to guide the missions activities at my church. It sprang from the trip I took with eleven others to deliver shoe box gifts to some children in the Central America country of … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy

We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy? I am blessed to have two children who are part of the high school marching band … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Show and Tell

You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation.  I love growing flowers and plants. The whole process of either starting something beautiful from a seed … Continue reading

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2012 Belize Trip – Speaking a Common Language

I remember with fondness the morning our pastor announced the mission trip to Belize that I was blessed to join. While I cannot exactly recall the date, I know it was mid summer, some six months prior to departure. Feeling this was an answer … Continue reading

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