Jun 22, 2011

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Share a little

On the face of it, “Share a little” may seem like a throwaway name for a blog, but I assure you I thought carefully about the name and what it means to me.

Sharing means to give a portion of what you have to others. When it comes to sharing something of myself, I can find it difficult. This blog is an effort to share more of myself, the things that impact me – like photographs, stories, news items, the things that help me and things that entertain me.

I don’t often find much time to sit down, collect my thoughts and write, so this blog is likely to have “a little” here and “a little” there. What I expect to lack in quantity I hope to make up in quality.

There will also be posts about things I’m doing at work, things I’m learning (geeky things and non-geeky things) and anything else I decide to share. Today, when I find an image I want to share it gets added to my Facebook or my Twitter or both. Now it’ll be added here too.

“Share a little” isn’t just for me though, you are important in this. Communication is a two way thing and I’m not very good at it, but I’ll bet you’re better. If you can find the time to comment on a post you like it’ll encourage me, get conversation going and help me pick topics to share on.

This post has been taken from the “About this blog” page.

Jun 21, 2011

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For when I get discouraged

Since a young age I’ve wanted to get married and have children – now that I’m 25 I sometimes find myself wondering if perhaps it won’t happen. I know I’m not ready to settle down yet – I’ve had a taste of travel and missions work and I’d like to do more of both. I know that I’ve not run out of time and I pray that one day I will find the right girl – until then I remember not to give up hope.

 

Jun 20, 2011

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Refugees

Refugee children in Afghanistan

When you hear the word refugee or Afghanistan or Pakistan – what do you think of? This photo of these Afghan girls are part of a collection on The Big Picture about daily life in Pakistan. They are refugees, standing in an alleyway of a slum, and yet you can see the brightness in their faces. They don’t deserve our pity, they don’t want it. They deserve our respect and our support.

Jun 20, 2011

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I’m sorry

I'm sorry for passing judgement instead of extending love

I wish I had the guts to do this. I also wish I knew the full story of this picture.

Jun 20, 2011

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People

People were created to be loved, Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.

I own a camera and lenses, a laptop and many other things that, by comparison to many, make me wealthy. I’ve grown attached to many of the items in my life and truth be told I spend more time with them than I do with some of my friends.¬†At the same time, today the word love has been weakened down and used to mean “like” or “enjoy”. Part of this weakness is that love is a single word that tries to cover a multitude of feelings. The Greeks understood this; they had four words for love that covered unconditional love, passionate love, brotherly/sisterly love and affectionate love (love of children by parents).

Any type of love opens us up to the risk that we will get hurt. For this reason it’s easier to turn to things and love them instead of people but if there’s one thing I know about life it’s that if you risk nothing you gain just that.