I love strength. All of us have some sort of a fascination towards strength and excellence.  I love success. All of us have a desire for greatness and prosperity. I love quality.  No matter who we are or what we believe, good standards are highly valued. There are set competitions and formal tests on who are the strongest, the fastest, the smartest, the most enduring and much more. We love to compete and determine who is elite. And it’s done in myriads of forms. Our dollar bills or whatever currency you use goes into it as well. The pursuit of strength is intense in our age. What about success? We love to tell and hear about stories that ended great. Successful people are favored and highly honored. Our generation is also obsessed with quality. We look at tags and ingredients to see if it is befitting. I hate weakness. Like…Continue Reading
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Israel is probably one of the most interesting places you could go to find such different cultures and religions living (usually peacefully) together. Most people don’t immediately think ‘muslims’ when they hear Israel, but there are actually quite a lot of them. Some cities are mixed Jewish and Arabic, but most are one or the other and overall they don’t have much in common. I had the opportunity of living in the largest Arabic city in the country for three weeks before then moving to an entirely Jewish city. The differences were astounding! It was hard to believe we were still in the same country. You can immediately tell who lives where simply by how the streets look. Whereas the Jewish roads are kept nice and clean, the Arabic streets look more like you might picture a third world country. In the Jewish cities, there might be a few scraps of…Continue Reading
Red Sky by Zach Hall
Nearly four years ago, a new creativity was stirring up inside me. I became more aware of my surroundings and the beauty they held. Trees, streets, buildings, mountains, rivers, and lakes all seemed to be more intriguing to the naked eye. I began to think, “What if I could capture this beauty and share it with other people?” At the time, I loved to draw and paint. I thought I could paint exactly what I saw, so you can imagine my disappointment when I discovered I’m no Bob Ross. I didn’t want to give up on painting or drawing, but I had to scratch that idea and think harder. I knew I wanted to capture the God-given beauty that surrounded me, and I wanted to capture it in a new way. What if I could capture this beauty and share it with other people? Before I knew just what it was that I…Continue Reading