Day: September 17, 2012
Peeper Dee #261
I’m posting Xina’s picture on the top, because I like the idea that one submitter inspired another. So cool.
Keep in mind, I arbitrarily choose placement. The top picture is one I like, but you should always find your favorite yourself.
Please note that just below the fold are two photos from Becky F. I missed posting her 260 with the rest.
speedy day in paradise
Today I blogged less than usual, which may be the case for a while.
Our schedule is busy through October, and I imagine that it’s going to keep me from posting too much content here.
Some of you are relieved. Others of you, won’t care. Still some of you might even send me a check out of gratitude.
The above shot is from a wedding I shot recently with Bill Whitmire.
Church signs are funny
I love this church sign that reads, “All redneck Christians are welcome.”
Oh, the redundancy.
Photography I love
I wish I wish I wish I wish I wish I had the imagination and foresight to do 10 images as good as the ones that Manuel Archain‘s does.
For instance, I remember having a similar vision as the one expressed below.
The distance between idea and expression is vast. I love that.
Check out more of Archain’s shots here.
I recently saw a photoshoot where a guy made photographs of people’s arms wearing expensive watches. Only the arms were severed at the mid-wrist and they were laying on meat packaging you’d get at the butcher.
You can see some here.
I need to sit down, write some ideas down and do stuff like this.
Love the inspiration!
The documentary movie called Buck
Last night, Tina and I watched the documentary called, “Buck,” about a cowboy horse whisperer named Buck Brannaman.
The movie was good. Tina loves horses. The story was fast and entertaining.
I can recommend it to you.
One thing that struck me was Buck’s background. His father was a violent drunk, and beat Buck and his older brother severely and often.
Buck used his past to determine his future. He made every effort to become a calm person with — not only the horses — but his family and the people with whom he worked. He made a strong case for remaining calm, firm with out sharpness, jovial without exaggeration.
I wished I would have seen it before I wrote this post on how out-of-control FOX News personalities and those on CNN are. They would do well to learn a thing or two from calm reporters and analysts rather than projecting impending apocalypse on every time the President blinks his eyes.
The movie also made a great case for adopted parents, and showing how awesome they are to kids like Buck. It made me want to buy a huge house and foster 10 kids.
Gosh, wouldn’t it be great if we could afford that. Wow.
One standout moment in the movie was when Buck’s adopted mom, really just his mom, told Buck’s favorite joke.
Below is the version closest to the one she told, but there are variations of it on the Internet.
What does a “NO” from God really mean?
It pains me to be reminded that I believed this very thing as a Christian.
Think about it. There are several scriptures that say, “Ask, and you shall receive.” There are no caveats for agreements or how god says, “Not now” things are going to lead to something better.
The bible doesn’t say that his timing and vision aren’t your vision.
And despite the bible’s clarity, apologies must be made left and right for why god is such a letdown.
These kinds of things didn’t lead directly to disbelief, but they heavily contributed.
God clearly doesn’t have the same vision that I ever had, so with lots of good luck –like so many people have — and lots of hard work, like so many people do, I got here.
Am I where I want to be? Not really.
So I’m pushing further.
I’m not waiting for my prayers to be answered.
I’m making them get answered.
I suggest the same to you.
The time you spend on your knees, that’s more time you could be out getting stuff done.