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The Peter Potential: Discover the Life You Were Meant to Live

The Peter Potential: Discover the Life You Were Meant to Live

Have you ever wondered how such an insignificant man as Peter became so remarkable? The Bible is clear on this point: Peter saw himself as a simple fisherman—but the Lord saw him as a fisher of men, a leader among men, the one in whose hands He would place the keys of His kingdom. DoContinue Reading

The Peter Potential: Discover the Life You Were Meant to Live

The Peter Potential: Discover the Life You Were Meant to Live

Have you ever wondered how such an insignificant man as Peter became so remarkable? The Bible is clear on this point: Peter saw himself as a simple fisherman—but the Lord saw him as a fisher of men, a leader among men, the one in whose hands He would place the keys of His kingdom. Do…

Looking for Daily Miracles

Looking for Daily Miracles

This morning I am happy to share a guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, Christy Monson. Christy and her husband are currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the southern US.  Christy’s been kind enough to share some of her mission experiences with us and today’s…

Beautiful Colorado Wildflower Photography

Beautiful Colorado Wildflower Photography

It is wildflower season in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and I have been in photographer heaven. Flowers have long been one of my favorite photographic challenges–and wildflowers are just so much more fun to photograph than something I’ve picked up from my local florist. I went to camp in late June this year for…

Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things — Book Review

Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things — Book Review

Who knew? Diamond rings are Deadly Things. Well, maybe they are and maybe they’re not, but that’s the title of the first book in Rachelle J. Christensen’s new Wedding Planner Mystery series. And you’ll have to read it to find out. And, well, being a wedding junkie (photographing weddings for 30 years will do that…

How to Plan a Group Event — or — Lessons  Learned at Girls’ Camp

How to Plan a Group Event — or — Lessons Learned at Girls’ Camp

I went to camp last week. With 86 teen-age girls and 30 or so adults. No, I am not insane. Well, maybe just a little, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat. We had a ball. We camped at a group campground in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, called Pickle Gulch. It…

The Unlikely TRUE Story that is “Surviving Hitler”

The Unlikely TRUE Story that is “Surviving Hitler”

Truth is so often stranger than fiction. People’s stories amaze me. I love to read biographies. I love to know about people. What shaped them? What made them who they are? Where did they come from and what’s the part we don’t know? The full title of this book is Surviving Hitler: The Unlikely True…

Food, Fun and Photography on the Fourth

Food, Fun and Photography on the Fourth

Happy Independence Day! This is my favorite holiday. Really. No pressure, no stress, no baggage, great food, great fun, family time and photo ops. How much better does it get as a photographer? So today, I thought I would share with you a few of my Fourth of July favorites. And, yes, it’s really Independence…

Six Ways to Boost Productivity–Infographic

Six Ways to Boost Productivity–Infographic

It’s Monday morning and the start of a new work week. I was away at camp last week (more posts on that later), so I am pretty sure I will go into the office this morning and find that my to-do box and my email inbox have both exploded while I was away. Sometimes it seems like…

Pool Safety Tips and Rules For Kids

Pool Safety Tips and Rules For Kids

When you have a pool in your back yard, and you have kids, it’s a recipe for many hours of fun in the water. One of life’s pleasures is to watch your children splashing and playing, inventing games where only they know the rules. But safety is a big issue for the pool, so here…

Tips for a Healthier and Tastier Food Storage Supply

Tips for a Healthier and Tastier Food Storage Supply

As any survival food expert knows, having a complete stock of well-stored food isn’t just an asset to put away and forget about. In fact, well prepared emergency food supplies should be part of every family’s daily diet. After all, if your children don’t want to eat the contents of your food storage pantry during…

Fabulous Food Photography Featuring Fruit

Fabulous Food Photography Featuring Fruit

Summer is the season of fruit. And I do love fruit. I love to grow it, I love to eat it And I even love to photograph it. And, of course when I’m done photographing it–yep, I get to eat it. Sounds like a win to me. Fabulous food photography, especially when photographing fresh food,…

Watermelon-Lime Slush Is an Easy Healthy Treat

Watermelon-Lime Slush Is an Easy Healthy Treat

Summer is just about here and that means it’s watermelon time at our house. We love watermelon. We buy at least one huge one every week, sometimes more. All that watermelon means we have a lot of opportunities for watermelon creativity. We’ve made many things out of watermelon over the years: watermelon fruit salad, watermelon…