Although I grew up under humble conditions with a single mom and two younger sisters, and although we didn’t really have the money to feed my interest in photography and art, I am grateful for the resources and opportunities I now have to explore, enjoy and hopefully, enrich the lives of others through them.  I love capturing images and moments through a camera’s lens, especially when I have the chance to hit the beach, which since moving from the coast of North Carolina to the north, is only an occasional treat.  I also love studying the Bible, so I am thrilled that I can combine both loves through this blog.  Although most of the images on this blog are mine, the primary purpose of this blog is to share what I am learning concerning spiritual things, including putting off legalism and religious traditions and embracing God’s amazing grace and mercy.

I don’t post everyday, but in May 2013 I did start a series called Wisdom Wednesday, in which I set a proverb or wise saying from the Bible alongside a proverb or wise saying from other cultures.  It’s a project I’d been wanting to do for a couple of years, because I can certainly use more wisdom, and I’ve found that hearing or reading something differently can help gain a new perspective.

In October 2014, after being involved with the cover design of a firefighting novel, I became a volunteer firefighter and an EMT the following spring.  Needless to say, those involvements have taken up a lot of time, so my posts have become more sporadic, although I hope I can find a sweet spot to keep writing through this transition in life.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  I hope you leave blessed!

If you would like to see more of my photography than what’s on this blog, please visit my Rene Yoshi Photography blog, formerly Sweet Capture Photography.  Thank you!  (❉◠‿◠)

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