True Freedom

#1000Gifts, Bible Verses, Black & White Photography, Documentary Photography, Flowers, Gardens, Inspiration, Poetry, Portraits

A beginning begins somewhere. Let’s begin with The Daily Word, Sunday, June 14, 2015:

“Today I stop placing limits on my ability to live the life of my dreams. I start by taking an honest look at what I believe about myself. I identify false, destructive thoughts and sweep them out of my mind. This cleansing reveals the beautiful being I AM–made in the image and ikeness of God. What a breath of fresh air!

“I revel in true freedom as I embrace my spiritual identity. I soar like an eagle catching currents of divine energy. As others see my strength and agility, I effortlessly attract my good. I am limitless.

“Life becomes sweeter and brighter as I ascend into this new understanding of myself. I become more prosperous, healthy, and happy as I embrace my spiritual truth.”

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17

My mission is to connect with people, inspire people and build community; making the world a better place with beautiful photography.

Tomorrow morning I leave for Denver to spend Father’s Day weekend with my son and his girlfriend. I have never been to Colorado and people have often said to me, “Bruce! You are going love it. It is so beautiful.” It is a gift to go and I am very grateful.

And I continue to count my gifts every day. The counting of these gifts has become the diary, the poem, the inventory of my life.  G. K. Chesterson said the greatest poem is an inventory. It seems so simple. The counting. Being grateful Ann Voskamp, who inspired me to count with here book One Thousand Gifts, writes: Gratefulness is not what you feel after times of joyfulness; gratefulness is what you have to choose to get to times of joyfulness.”

I am grateful to have seen this Peony in my neighbor’s yard last week.


This morning I woke at 5:15
I read Romans 5:1-11 Faith Brings Joy
On Wednesday I woke at 5:30
Roman 4:1-25 The Faith of Abraham
A short walk with Freddy
Susan laughing at The New Yorker cover
Coffee with Susan
Bacon and Egg Sandwich with Susan
A long walk with Freddy
Playing in backyard with Freddy
My friend Gaby inviting me to dinner in Denver
Eleanor bring over homemade eggplant parmigiana
Lunch with Susan, turkey sandwich
Meeting Kim, real estate agent, at Susan’s mom’s house
Meeting Kathy, real estate agent, at Susan’s mom’s house
Mowing the lawn
Sitting in the backyard with Susan enjoying a beer
Eggplant parmigiana for dinner
A call from my son

One night last week, on the 10th of June, I made Chicken Parmigiana:

Chicken Parmigiana

On the morning of the 11th, I saw this clematis, an Avante Garde, bloom:


And this one:


We picked up our new car on Thursday, too. A Subaru Outback to tow or T@B Teardrop Camper / Mobile Photo Studio.

SUbaru Outback

I made a special pasta dinner to celebrate; fresh angel hair pasta, broccoli, Cajun chicken sausage:


We had a big thunderstorm on Friday, June 12:


And a new clematis bloomed the following day:


This one, too:


And on Saturday we saw our granddaughter, Emily:



How grateful Susan and I were to spend time with Danielle, Mike, and Emily. And thus, joyful.

On Sunday, I roasted a chicken, And roasted beets for a salad with goat cheese and assorted nuts. YUM!

roast chicken

On Monday it rained. My garden is coming along and it is exciting to see everything growing.


This past I made on Monday was amazing! Fresh Cheese Tortellini with eggplant, green beans, sweet red pepper and cherry tomatoes:

Eggplant Pasta

A new clematis bloomed, too. It’s called Pink Fantasy.


Our back steps:


And for dinner we enjoyed Baked Panko Crusted Scallops with a Banana Cucumber Salsa (YUM!):



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