Living

Jonathan Howes

How do you view God? There are so many misconceptions about God. God is not a “genie in a bottle”. Our wish is not his command. God is not a “Santa Claus God” who simply exists to bring us good gifts. God is not a “911 God” who we only call when we have an emergency and need him to extinguish a major problem in our lives. God is not an “old man in the sky” who sounds like Morgan Freeman. God is not a “cosmic cop” who flies around the world looking to punish those who break his rules.

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Meredith Chastain & Meghan Schroder

Spring is the best time at Magic Moment because of all the diverse events we can photograph. We go from sports fields to pageants, to father-daughter dances and begin our graduation events. An added factor is always the unpredictable weather. We are bundled up in winter coats on Monday, and the kids are running around the yard in shorts on Wednesday, and we check the weather obsessively hoping to get our shoots in.

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Tim Golden, BrightStar Care

This is a question with which most of us must deal at some point. In our society, we tend to buy larger houses as our family grows and fill those houses with “stuff.” In some cases, lots and lots of stuff.

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During your teenage years, throwing a "sweet sixteen" party is one of the most anticipated events you will experience. From movies to books, celebrating your sixteenth birthday with a party is a fun custom that has a strong presence in teen culture. Some children fantasize about their ideal party in the same way that others plan their dream wedding.

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All my life, I have been a swimmer. I have participated on a recreational, competitive, and an elite level, but, recently, the tables turned. I became the one directing and carrying out practices. I became the face kids looked forward to seeing every day.

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