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bret pemeltøn  pørtraits nashville

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Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
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Pulling from the vaults. I'm dying to get my camera out, but have been busy...or some other excuse. So until then...
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Screens
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We have two worlds. Our actual and our digital. The two are merging at a dizzying speed as we discover new technologies. Facebook is unleashing the Virtual Reality goggles which will, seemingly, teleport us to any location. Imagine browsing through a shop in another part of the world. picking up items, holding them in your "virtual" hands. Movies are being made that you can step into. It's equally exciting and alarming. Our devices are fighting for our attention. We raise our kids on screens. My teenage kids want to spend every free moment on them. My wife and I struggle to find a balance. They're not going away, they are our new reality with their power to elate and destroy. They unite and divide us. If you are a podcast listener I encourage to check out Ted Radio Hour 2 part episode Screen Time Part 1 & 2. We sat down and listened to it as family, while we are still one...in this actual world.
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Bride of my youth.
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#theautumnmovement

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"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me." - Martin Niemöller
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Happy 17 to my beautiful little girl. I love you Molly!

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The Wishing Chair

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Travelling Light
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I have spent my life dreaming of more. The big home. The nice car and clothes. Successful career. All attained at points along the journey, that has now left me wanting...wanting less! It's funny how when your mind locks into what your heart desires it hones in, with amazing precision, to what might help you get there.
Minimalism has caught my attention. I don't desire to live in an 600 sq ft box, but nor do I need 3,000 sq ft. I pretty much wear the same 6 shirts yet my closet is crammed. There is so much crap sitting in our house and storage that we will NEVER use.
Our family diet has been horrible. Fast food most nights. I'm now focused on these 7 words: "Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants". Watched "In Defense of Food" and the light bulb went on.
Faith has been large component of my life. I've had years of abundance, and years of dry deserts. I've watched churches soar and their leaders fall...like myself (Though I'm no leader). I've made Luke 10:25-27 my focal point.
I desire to strip away what is either no longer necessary or distracting. Including less time on this gadget that use to be a phone. Will I achieve nirvana? Can't say, but maybe it will adjust the exposure and clarity and bring into focus what's really important.
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Less is more.
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#WHPfollowthelight