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Stress Busters

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 20 January 2008 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

It's Sunday, y'all!
Life can be stressful. But from my desktop -- two things that are great stress busters: a good book and a good yo-yo!

Soli Deo Gloria!

Panasonic DMC-LS70 1/30 second F/5.0 ISO 100 18 mm

Dylan from Delhi, United States

I think I have that same yo-yo...I haven't touched it in years though. I should get it out sometime. I use to have a blast with them.

20 Jan 2008 5:21am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

lol wonderful Vf, always, always have books, now I got to get a yoyo ;)

20 Jan 2008 8:25am

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

Nice yo yo!

20 Jan 2008 8:35am

eddy from Tehran, Iran

I love yo yo too

20 Jan 2008 9:45am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Nice combination. Yes, I'm a fan of the yo yo as well. Got hooked when I was six and experts used to come to the school yard. The choice of book is interesting.

20 Jan 2008 10:16am

@Michael Skorulski: I love the yo-yo. The book is about American churches rediscovering, remembering, relearning who we are, moving away from self-centered consumerism, and back (perhaps for the first time) to a role of service according to the call and model of Jesus. It is not about sending more missionaries out across the world, but rather a call to realize the mission of the church is everything we are and do, and (for us) it begins with us. In a way, it's about fixing our own house first, taking the log from our own eye before noticing the speck in others' eyes.

Forouz from Germany

Nice composition and also the title of book made me curious. There is a nice smilly chid inside of everybody, I feel it from yo-yo.

20 Jan 2008 12:43pm

Forouz from Germany

+ smiley

20 Jan 2008 12:45pm

@Forouz: + smiley back; and the small child in me who enjoys this yo-yo greets you this morning!

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Nice shot of "everyday items". Do you yo-yo while reading? I'll keep my eye out for that book (sounds like you are enjoying it) - I have been reading some stuff on missional thinking as well and firmly believe that the church's mission is all around us and that we need to be reaching out in service always.

God bless!

20 Jan 2008 1:06pm

@Chris: Yes, what you say here is what so many of us in the church have seemingly lost or forgotten; we've forgotten that we have not come to be served but to serve. Missional thinking wants us to remember or re-learn, or learn for the first time that there is more to this faith than my own personal desires, or yours. What I like is that it is done in this book so graciously, and without judgmental scolding.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Wonderful VF...good read and good fun, perfect combination!!

20 Jan 2008 2:29pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

haha i can imagine you playing with yo-yo while reading the book,LOL.Have a happy week ahead too!:)

20 Jan 2008 3:55pm

Photographs by M.E. from Encino, United States

good one! i should have one on my desk, too!

20 Jan 2008 4:25pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

I have mine handy in the kitchen... I've had my yo-yo since I was about 12yrs old. Great shot, VF!! I love the ordinariness of it... which is a good thing ;-)

20 Jan 2008 5:00pm

Wolfgang Prigge from Canada

Different boys, different toys.... Nice!

20 Jan 2008 6:41pm

@Wolfgang Prigge: ;)

MGB from Lisboa, Portugal

A deep composition.

20 Jan 2008 8:21pm

Brites from Lisboa, Portugal

Well composed!

22 Jan 2008 11:59pm

Panasonic DMC-LS70
1/30 second
ISO 100
18 mm