Tag: Sayre PA photographer

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The day God told me, in different ways, I needed to create a war room

One day last month God told me (in so many ways and with various hints) that I needed to go to my war room and pray about all that has been leaving me stressed and tied up in knots inside. The problem was, I didn’t have a war room. I’d never established one. For anyone asking, “what in the world is a ‘war room’?”, … Read More The day God told me, in different ways, I needed to create a war room

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The Graduate

I know, Mom. It’s hard. She’s wearing a cap and a gown. But you see a newborn in a blanket. A little girl in a ponytail. Skinned knees. Kissed booboos. Heartache. Warm hugs. Little hands holding yours. It’s all wrapped up in this moment and you can see it all at once, flashing before your eyes at lightening speed. You can barely catch your … Read More The Graduate

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The teachable moments of parenting fails

“I’m hungry.” It’s not WHAT she said that drove me crazy, it’s WHEN she said it. It was midnight. Bedtime had been stretched out insanely long for months now, something I hoped to remedy soon, and my last straw was being asked to get a snack at midnight. By a 3-year old. By my 3-year old. Right then I acted like a very mature, … Read More The teachable moments of parenting fails

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The Adventures of Zooma The Wonder Dog: The bunny

I’ve been sharing little stories on my personal Facebook page about our new puppy Zooma from her perspective and thought I’d start sharing them on the blog as well because I think Zooma would think “it’s hilarious.” May 3, 2018 This morning I woke daddy up at 6 a.m. by licking his face all over with my tongue. Mommy says my tongue feels like … Read More The Adventures of Zooma The Wonder Dog: The bunny

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Photography for parents: Five tips to photographing your children inside your home

The other day I offered tips on where you can take your children outside of your home to capture memorable photographs of them. Today I want to assure you that you can also photograph your children inside your own home, no matter how dark or cluttered you think it is. The key word in this post will be “light”, because no matter what your … Read More Photography for parents: Five tips to photographing your children inside your home

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The soldier’s hat

I remember the day Harry gave my son the VFW hat.  We were at a celebration at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars where they were honoring Harry because he was moving from the area to live with family. I had taken Jonathan with me so I could grab a photograph for the local newspaper, but also so I could say goodbye to Harry, … Read More The soldier’s hat

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She adores him but he’s a bit clueless

My daughter certainly adores her older brother. He’s 11. She’s three. He went with a friend to a gadget club at the local library and while he was gone she found this dress and put it on, telling me how she wanted to look nice for him when he got home. We had actually gone upstairs to look for her swimsuit because she was … Read More She adores him but he’s a bit clueless

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Five places to capture memorable photos of your children

You’re thinking to yourself right now – I’m sure you are – that your house is too dark for photos of your children and that your flash is unflattering and makes your children look albino (which isn’t bad if you are an actual albino, of course.) So, where can you take photographs of your children that you will cherish for years to come if … Read More Five places to capture memorable photos of your children

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Dying ways of life and why we fight to hold on to them

When local farmer Scott Walrath recently told me farmers are stupidly in love with farming, I totally got it, maybe more than others who aren’t farmers would. For a long time I was in love with print journalism and now it, and farming, are two dying ways of life. I say ways of life because that is what both are. They are not occupations. … Read More Dying ways of life and why we fight to hold on to them