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Why do you get up in the morning?

Doon Art Buddha wVase glass

(Article repost of  September 2013)

Recently, I have had a number of surprises and changes in my life, which has caused me to ask myself am I living my life with purpose or “Why do I get up in the morning?”  Specialists in the area of finding your life purpose, Richard Leider & David Shapiro indicate that our life purpose is “the spiritual core that helps us find the aliveness in all our day-to-day experiences.”

Without vision and purpose in life our daily activities seem meaningless. Our lives become merely an endless succession of challenges to face and they become routine and uninspiring. We may have good intentions but the monotony of the day-to-day, the responsibilities and the “busy-ness” can leave us just trying to survive, much less giving us any margin to thrive. Days turn into weeks and weeks turn into years and if we aren’t careful we can find ourselves living but not being truly alive.

I believe that each of us has a definite purpose in our lives.  Some may call it ‘career’, some say ‘vocation’, others call it following your ‘calling’ – doing something that you’re perfectly naturally suited to do and fulfilling your life purpose in being here.  Some people find their way easily and naturally early in their lives and live a passionate life on purpose. Others find their way and make changes years later, or in mid- life. Yet the majority struggle and never figure it all out. With purpose clearly in mind, we are able to confront life’s challenges and move past them, knowing that we have something important to return to. This keeps us centered and strong. With purpose, our decisions come easier. We make decisions based on what best fits who we are and aligns with purpose.  Continue reading Why do you get up in the morning?

Sunday’s Cricket photo shoot

A few days ago I displayed the cover of the Madison Cricket Association newsletter that I produce monthly.  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of taking photos for one of the games (I wanted photos to add to the newsletter).  Let me start by saying I knew nothing about cricket until I started working on the newsletter and that I had never taken sports photos before.  I can only explain it by saying cricket is similar to our baseball.

Today’s photos include a sponsor (Codeworks) photo, one player balance the ball on a bat, a hands in huddle shot, a bowling (we would call it pitching) photo and an actual at play action photo. I had a great time and I think I have found a new sport to love.  Thanks for the opportunity guys. …………. Enjoy



Yesterday I went to bible study and the topic was about FAITH.  Now this was a topic I thought I knew all about.  However, I was amazed at how much I learned. Faith quickly became my topic for today’s post.

Here is something that has stayed with me: One should ALWAYS remain faithful and that is so easy to do when your life is going well, but the most important time to remain faithful is when you are going through and can not see the results.

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. ~ Augustine

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. ~ Thomas Aquinas

The Bible above is from the 1800’s and belongs to our church (No it is not used for bible study) and I was privledged to be able to take photos of it.  The stained glass is also from my church.