Tag Archives: Kia Bondurant

God creates something from nothing

From Nothing to Something

Close your eyes… No seriously, participate in this little action with me. You can’t close your eyes (and still read this) but imagine nothing. Okay, I know that’s hard, but as best you can imagine empty space, no creation, vast blankness. Now to this empty space, add a light (someplace, somewhere, somehow). Now add a […]

the power of affirmation in a selfie

Wait. Let me take a selfie!

I was lookin’ good! This week, as I walked out the door, heading to work, Kia looked up at me. She said, “You look really nice. Take a selfie.” I’ll be honest, she was just back from a trip, wiped out and hardly awake. I don’t know if she was seeing clearly. But I did it. I […]

Andy and Kia Bondurant 20 year anniversary

The Best Marriage Advice Ever!

What’s the key to marriage success? Last month Kia and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. Our celebration consisted of an unbelievable trip to Guatemala (which we visited 20 year earlier for language school). Twenty years is a long time – for anything – anymore. You’ll see just how long 20 years is by looking at the […]

Image courtesy of Flickr User Saúl Briceño B.

2 Steps to a Celestial Right Jab

Kind of a big deal. A few years ago, Kia and I, along with her family hosted conferences for portrait photographers all around the country. Each year, we would pick a different city – typically a warm weather town during winter – and invite hundreds of photographers to join us. It was a lot of […]

It’s okay. You’re not alone. (revisited)

One year ago… Last year, I wrote a post with the same title. It came after a road trip Kia and I took with our family. On the way to and from visiting my dad in Florida (from KC), we visited photographers from all over. As we talked with these people the common thread we […]

17 years ago.

Highlights from 1995 If you were alive 17 years ago, yesterday, here are a few things you might have been talking about. The top songs from that year: Big Poppa by Notorious B.I.G. Buddy Holly Dear Mama by Tupac Fantasy by Mariah Carey Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio This is how we do it by Montell […]

Have you gotten soft? 4 values of hard work.

2 BIG Projects In the past few weeks I’ve completed 2 big projects that required an amount of hard, physical labor on my part. A beautiful garden First, I promised Kia a set of raised garden beds for her Mother’s Day gift. I spent a weekend doing research, gathering materials, building and installing the boxes. […]

4 steps to make better decisions.

This land is my land… 5 years ago this summer, Kia and I purchased a piece of property. We had come to a fork in the road, and we knew we needed to make a decision. We made a choice, and continued down the path. It took us somewhere we weren’t planning. We originally looked […]

10 things you definitely don’t know about me.

I was called out. My friend (via the internet world) Elizabeth Simmons called me out on her blog Out to Lunch… a couple of weeks ago. She describes this as a ‘meme’ “Memes” are cultural symbols and social ideas that spread virally. In the same way that a flu bug travels from person to person, memes travel through social […]

Forget your weaknesses. What are your strengths?

Who are you learning from? I read 2 blogs every day (among a host of others I read on a regular basis) – Seth Godin and Michael Hyatt. Hyatt focuses on practical tips for leadership, social media, productivity and publishing. At least every week I learn something new in the core areas that Hyatt covers […]