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Alaskan Adventure – 2008 (part 3)

Jan Smith - 07/17/2008 Question: what do you do when you've come a long way to see beautiful scenery and the scenery looks like this? (There are supposed to be mountains at left in the background.<s>) Answer: you focus on things that are near, and leave the sky out of the picture. Example: We've remained Read More

So Near And Yet So Far

Jan Smith - 02/27/2008 The telephone rang the other day. I answered and, much to my delight, my daughter Jenni was calling from Fairbanks, Alaska. (I should mention that Joanne and I live in Minnesota.) Jenni said they were on the way to a store, and realized their route would take them right past the Read More

How To Have A Marriage That Is “Not Quickly Broken”

Jan Smith - 01/24/2008 In a previous blog entry, I said I wanted to share some of the Biblical principles I have learned, and the accompanying notes I've written in the margins of my Bible. Here's one that is very special to me because it involves my own family. On July 20, 2007, it was Read More

The Desires Of Your Heart

Jan Smith For many decades, I have had a passion for outdoor photography. At one time, it was my desire to make my living doing outdoor photography. But I never did, and I'll tell you why. Back in the 1970's and into the 1980's, there were several well-known photographers whose work I admired. Their work Read More