I wrote this piece in May 2016, but never got around to publishing it. Which sucks because I spent a lot of time considering this topic. So here I am, a year and a half later, not even really a wedding photographer (semi-retired), and ready to publish. Figures. Oh, well. It's a long one, though,… Continue reading I’m a Christian, and a photographer, and would absolutely photograph a same-sex wedding.
I was talking with someone lately about Christian things, and nothing makes me feel more like a freaking hypocrite than giving godly advice, even if it's good advice. This sucks because a lot of the problems I've had in my recent Christian history is with hypocrites. I've let so many people come into my life… Continue reading on hypocrites and Jesus.
I sat on the floor of my home and just cried. Tears fell into my hands as I begged God to speak to me.I had been feeling dead and dry for months, like I was running on auto-pilot most days and I was at the end of me. I needed the breath of life from… Continue reading spiritually dead.
Have you ever been afraid to tell someone something? Ever had something you were – or maybe you still are – ashamed of admitting? I was chatting with a sister in Christ earlier today and we just were talking back and forth about our own sins and temptations and I was mulling over the idea… Continue reading don’t be afraid, just get naked. | a call to confession and vulnerability.
“He sees you when you’re sleeping; he knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake! Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town.” I grew up singing this song, but… Continue reading good girls and boys | the reasons our family chooses not to celebrate Santa
If you’ve lived in the United States in the last few months to the last 10 years or more, and you’ve been anywhere near a television that streams ESPN, I’m sure you’ve heard the story of the love affair between LeBron James and the city of Cleveland, Ohio. But in case you haven’t, here is… Continue reading Part One: 3 big things we, the Church, can learn from what’s been happening in Cleveland with LeBron James.
I’ve been married all of not even two weeks but something that has always been a topic for me to write on is intimacy, purity, and sex so it’s only fitting I think that the first post that comes from my heart after my lifelong commitment to the man of my dreams be one about… Continue reading the kiss we waited 30 days for (and what waiting for it taught me).
Where I work, I call patient’s for a laboratory and we do a really expensive test that most people wind up owing well over a few hundred dollars, if not a few thousand dollars for. However, the reason I’m calling them is because we have this really awesome patient financial assistance program that I love… Continue reading something for nothing.
Here is something most people don’t want to hear: “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans who do not know God…”… Continue reading here is something most people don’t want to hear about their sex lives:
This last Sunday, the message at my church was about our “crosses to bear.” In Luke 14:27, Jesus says “And whosoever does not bear is cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” So often, it was pointed out to us that the statement “that’s just my/his/her/our/their cross to bear” is used in reference… Continue reading why I am observing a Lenten fast, even though I am not Catholic.