Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word

(C) Allen Pearson

"Make sure that nobody
pays back wrong for
wrong, but always strive
to do what is good for
each other and for
everyone else."

- 1 Thessalonians 5:15, NIV

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday's Thought!

"Sun Rising in the Clouds"
(C) Allen Pearson
What is important in this life? It was a question I often asked when I was starting my career and getting married. When I was first starting out in my career with a school system, my intent was to work there until I found a full-time job in my field-of-study which was Mass Communications. I had a part-time job at a Christian radio station and was hoping that one day, it would be full-time. The day never came for me to work full-time in radio but I had an awesome 10 years working with awesome people and its where I met my wife.

As life went on, I learned to live by my means and not more. I had expenses which were to be met and the everyday life stuff too. I was having a good time and loving the life that God had provided for me. 

As I worked my career with the school system, I promoted within to better-paying jobs with more responsibility. The work was good and taught me quite a few life lessons too. Also, I had the opportunity to meet many awesome people.

Some of the people I met had everything I could imagine and were acquiring more all the time. A fancy car, the best in clothing, always brought the best foods or snacks to office luncheons and the best whatever else there was to have. I found them to be interesting people and it gave me thought, is this what's important in life?  Do I always work to always acquire more? It was an awesome idea in my young mind.

My parents were probably best described at the time as middle to lower middle class where my father worked but my mother worked at home until I was old enough to go off to high school. We had what we needed but not much more. My parents took good care of me and always provided.

We went to church too. Every time the doors were open, we were there. My parents were active in the church throughout the years.  They instilled the importance of Christian values and being a Christian.

As I worked and thought about what's important in life, the return of Christian values often returned to my mind.  When I got married, I realized that, even more, there are more important things in life than expensive clothing, fancy cars, and homes. Besides my wife, first and foremost, was God. It is important to keep God in the forefront of all I do. Worshipping Him is the true foundation to life and happiness.

What is important in this life? The lesson was easy to learn as I saw other people becoming wealthy and the like. Keeping God first, others second-my wife, and I last brought God's blessings throughout life.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Garden Perspectives! Black and White Dahlia Bloom

"Black and White Dahlia Bloom"
(C) Allen Pearson
I have become fascinated with Black and White Photography. Though being one who loves the color and bringing out all the color I can in a photograph, I have become a bit intrigued by the black and white too.

For this photograph, I took an image I created and worked on it in Lightroom to get a depth of intrigue that I like.

If you would like to purchase a print, "Black and White Dahlia Bloom" is available on traditional quality archival papers you can frame, metal, canvas, standouts, posters, and notecards. To learn more, please visit my Garden Perspectives Gallery.

If you are interested in other products, like coffee mugs and journals, please email me from my website.

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