Category Archives: raising children

Adventures of Digital Photography

I had no plans of creating the final composite product when I shot these images, but sometimes things just develop and ideas flow.  Hmmm. What if…? 

Three rambunctious boys ride their scooters down my driveway.Kruse-3056Swap images in to add their sister and improve expressions. Kruse-3056sw2Add a colorful sky scene I captured in the Pyrenees back in 2014 (Looks like the South Dakota hills).2014Camino-1060917dmvpaintPRINT Road dust colored in by using Photoshop brushes and finished it off with Topaz edits.KruseComposite3cr_vibgrtFinal product: The Dusty Sunset Gang!

 

Where does the time go?

What a treat… Having spent quite a bit of time with his parents in fourth and fifth grade during the mid 1980’s, I experienced a flood of memories as I photographed and edited these images.  It’s always a great feeling to see former students turn into not only good citizens but fabulous parents, as well. Kudos to Trish & Jack…

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I don’t want the weekend to end!

I think a lot of us are feeling this way today.Full-0125bgcrweb

Image by Joyce Meyer

 

New Horizon…

The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.  ~ Maya AngelouStricherzCoverweb Images and design by Joyce Meyer

 

You are my sunshine…

Image by Joyce Meyer
Image by Joyce Meyer

Blend of mother/child with clouds and prairie grasses.

Let your light shine…

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Blended image by Joyce Meyer

Blend of mother and child with flowers that grow wild in southwestern Minnesota.

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My blanky and me…

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Security objects are used by toddlers to relieve stress and anxiety. As adults we also look for security items in our own lives.  It may be the comfort of a certain easy chair, pillow, or comfort foods that make us feel full and content.

What provides security and comfort in my life?  I ponder a moment and material things just don’t seem to answer this question. I need more.

During this Lenten season I am reminded of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us with his death on the cross so that we may experience the comfort and security of heaven. It doesn’t get better that that.

Psalm 46:1  ~ God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Yes, it’s all going to be O.K…