Saturday, April 17, 2010

Learning to Linger

Speed reading is great for theoretical nursing textbooks and other senior college classes.  You get done fast and you get the gist of the content, which is usually all you need for the quiz that starts in 2 minutes.  But speed reading doesn't work so well when it becomes such a habit that you do it all the time.

Lately, I've found myself speed reading through spiritual books, speed reading through my worships, speed reading through things that are thought-provoking and deep.  I don't linger long enough to even let the words sink in.  I know I should slow down and really take it in, but I can't ever seem to.  As a result, I digest little of what I read.  I don't let the thoughts marinate long enough to apply them to my life.  Godly, life-changing principles speed in one ear and out the other.

Do you realize how dangerous this is?  I'm being faced with real, powerful truth, and I don't even take it in.  My senses become dulled to the power of God's Word.  I put my time in, then rush off to the next item on the checklist.  When will I learn to slow down?  And this time the slowing down means more then just my health, more then anything else in the world.  It means my salvation.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kristin Thomas, RN, BSN

Kristin needed some senior pictures done, so we managed to squeeze a fun picture-taking session in on Sunday.  I'm just going to post two of the ones that she might actually use for her invitations, then I'll post a few fun ones that probably won't ever make it to the press :)

Now for a few extras :)

Her beautiful hair done up so nicely :)

Field (or hill, rather) of flowers!

Sweet gate!

There was lots of green, which made Kristin really happy. 

 Such an amazing door!


Thursday, April 08, 2010


It was my Dad's birthday yesterday.  I am SO thankful for my Dad.  He's taught me more than he'll ever know.

While at home after my accident, Dad came home from a long day of work.  As he was taking off his tie, I was struck by how handsome he looked.  I told him to stay right there and I ran to get my camera.  He kindly obliged to pose for me :)  So here's my Dad, as handsome and wise as ever!  Happy b-day, Dad!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Cape to Cape Overland

My friend Bjorn is going on an epic adventure with Jeremy Wheever.  Cape to cape overland. sweet!  Watch their video here and check out their blog:

Monday, April 05, 2010


A few pictures I took while in Haiti.  My camera wasn't out as much as it could've been; but that's ok.  Sometimes the mind needs to take pictures on its own.

UN helicopter taking off from a nearby resort:

Fishing net in the middle of being handmade by a Haitian:

Quiet, small, and surprisingly idyllic alleyway I saw while walking through the village.  Plus, the colors were just beautiful...

He gave us a lovely, prolonged personal performance in FL :)

Fishing net in use:


Waiting for medical treatment:

Playing in the barbed wire: