I grew up in a small cotton farming community. Everyone knew everyone and out-of-towners were treated with grave skepticism and curiosity. I learned to fish, hunt, change my own oil, and never treat my neighbor like a stranger.
I have 4 generations of photographers in my family. I grew up fascinated by the smell of the chemicals and the process of developing in the leaky dark room of the old Frederick Press newspaper building where I would frequently accompany my mom and grandfather.
Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism.
To live is to suffer. To survive is to find some meaning in the midst of the suffering.
“The fruit of the Spirit is not a coconut”. Lyrics from a children’s worship song about spiritual fruit are the first thing that came to mind when I began considering this topic.
By: Jarod Grice
The hit TV series by Michael Hirst, Vikings, has taken its viewership by storm. Premiering in 2013, the historical drama is based on the life of the Viking Ragnar Lothbrok and his journey from a humble farmer to a ruthless Scandinavian King.
We All Want Community
“Community” has become somewhat of a buzzword in recent years. It doesn’t take very long before you begin to hear your peers talking about “doing community” or “doing life” together. It’s become so pervasive in our conversations because of how fundamentally important it is to us as human beings.