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6 months, 2 weeks ago 0
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I love when a plan comes together!!!!!  Jack and I chose the last week of April for our Spring Smokies event, with the kind of winter we had we bet Spring would lag and come later than usual!  We hit the nail on the head!  The last week of April (25th-29th) should be the peak of subtle spring color and great water  in the streams, late blooming wildflowers and Cades Cove in prime condition.  We currently have 8 students for that event and only 2 spots open!

 

If you want to come to a great workshop contact Jack@ Jack@jackgrahamphoto.com

 

I hope you can join us!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

6 months, 2 weeks ago 2
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For Sale –   Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite with “L” bracket and thumb piece.  Excellent condition   $600.   complete with box

 

 

 

For Sale –   Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Black with “L” bracket and  custom folding thumb piece.  Excellent ++ condition  (back-up, rarely used)    $1,000.   complete with box

 

Email me at billfortney@earthlink.net if interested.

 

First come – first serve.

 

the pilgrim

6 months, 3 weeks ago 4
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The haunting song I asked you to listen to yesterday reveals so much of how we can go wrong as fathers, and grandfathers.  It is the natural state of men to define themselves by their accomplishments, their success, as it were.  Unfortunately, many men see financial success as the penacle of their worth.  Amassing wealth is not a bad thing, but how we define wealth is tricky. I’ve known men with great amounts of financial wealth,  but families that were a train wreck.  If a man leaves a fortune to his family but the family is filled with disfunction and doubt, has he been a success?

 

I believe a man must give his family several things; love, respect, protection and security.  We give love by putting them above all things in our lives with the exception of our faith.  We show them respect by allowing them to be themselves, but we guide them by the example we set in our own lives.  Character, integrity and empathy are all best taught by living them ourselves.  We assure them of protection, by showing that we are prepared to ward off danger and that we are capable of doing so.  Finally we provide security in terms of a roof over their heads, food on the table and the knowledge that you have asked God to offer the greatest security for your family.

 

Children will learn to be the adults we model, what are we modeling?  Teach them to love themselves so they can love others, teach them to respect themselves so they can respect others.  Teach them to protect others because they know they are protected.  Finally teach them the true meaning of security in Jesus Christ.

 

Good Friday and blessings,

 

the pilgrim

6 months, 3 weeks ago 2
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I came across this youtube video by an artist I really like, I want to ask you to watch it and tomorrow I will share some thoughts about it!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim