Tag Archives: Growth

Comfort is not god

Suffering: God of comfort or Comfort as god?

America worships comfort. However the Apostles taught suffering should be expected, and in our suffering we should find joy. When we rejoice together in the midst of pain, we grow!

3 tips to growth in any organization by Andy Bondurant

3 Tips to Grow Any Organization

You are a leader! You are an important part of your organization – job, church, little league team, civic group, and even family. It doesn’t matter what role you play, you are vital. You are vital because you are a leader. You may not have the title or position, but people are following you. They […]

Steve Jobs wasn’t always GREAT. Thank God he learned.

I had an interesting conversation with a guy on Twitter over the last few weeks about Steve Jobs. It boils down to this: He believes that Steve Jobs has always been the GREAT visionary leader that the world sees him as now (and the world saw him as such 10-15 years ago when he took […]

Building yourself into a creative genius.

We’re all creative geniuses…in some form. I was reminded of this fact watching a video earlier this week. Ron Dawson shared a video he created of his 6 year-old son building a Lego masterpiece (everything you build with Lego’s is a masterpiece). The point of the video is to share the common processes any artist […]

Are you caught up in profitability?

I’m sure the article title may sound like a weird question, coming from a blog all about the BUSINESS of photography. But hang with me for a minute, and you’ll see where it really is MORE profitable to be less worried with profit. I was struck with the question during the Storyline conference. Am I […]

You can do it!

Kids help us keep life in perspective. It doesn’t have to be your own kids, grandkids or other extended family either. Any kid you spend any time with will remind you about little secrets in life. Every Sunday after church, Kia and I round-up our kids from their various classes and they inevitably run around […]

The power of your story

All of last week, Kia and I were in Portland, Oregon. The purpose of the trip was two-fold: A much-needed vacation Attending the Storyline Conference hosted by Donald Miller We had a great time exploring Portland – mostly just the downtown area, so I know there is a ton more to see next time we […]

…never been to Portland in June..

Kia and I just got back from a several day trip to Portland, Oregon, and I have to say that Portland is both a beautiful and inspiring city. Portland is full of artistic and creative people who have made their downtown (and I assume beyond) a wonderful place to visit and live. We chose to […]

Ask. Believe. Receive.

I struggle with confidence sometimes. I have a hard time believing in the old proverb, “Good things come to those who wait.” Then I’m surprised when great stuff happens. Those three sentences wrap up this past week for me. As much as I accomplished, I felt like it wasn’t enough. I’ve paid too close attention […]

Open Space

I read this passage in the bible the other night. It was in Genesis, and Isaac (Abraham’s son, now grown up) was traveling through a certain area, and he kept finding wells only to have those around him claim them as their own. Finally he finds one that no one else claims. I guess it […]