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A Slice of Adventure: Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam.

One of the many duties of a writer is to convey senses in a way that can make a situation come to life. They can make you fully immerse yourselves in a world of their creation, sights, sounds, smells – the burn of the baking sun absorbing every inch of moisture from your skin?! 1,028 more words


Weekly Haiku Challenge #6

I really enjoyed last weeks Haiku challenge from Ronovan over at Ronovanwrites and got a great reaction from many of you to my very first attempt at writing one.   72 more words


Making a New Vessel from the Wreckage or Why I Need to Reconnect with My Tribe More Often

I find myself in need of a confession: I feel hopeless about the church sometimes.

Those nagging, fatalistic thoughts invade my psyche often after yet another phone call in which well-intentioned church folks replay the blow-by-blow of their latest church conflict. 542 more words

Church Leadership

Reviews of the Past: 'Titanic'

The next set of reviews we’ll be publishing are some of the ones Roger Thomas has done exclusively for The Stanly News & Press. Roger has written movie reviews for The Stanly News & Press and other outlets for years, long before starting this blog. 818 more words


I am a CINEPHILE and I cannot deny it.

Every film, bad or good, teaches us an important lesson on life. Each one has its own morals.  53 more words


Snapshots of the Smokies

Only one post in and life is already getting in the way of blogging! However, life lately has been pleasant, so I’m not complaining. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in my college townhouse all unpacked and settled. 663 more words

Icebergs, a Shipwreck and the Kodak Girl

In this day and age of digital photography, we often forget the magic of classic photography.  Capturing moments in time.  When photos were first taken and presented in the mid 1800’s, photography was still an expensive novelty. 2,310 more words