20 Reasons People Don’t Like You

David Shannon, president of Freed-Hardeman University, spoke during the Dalraida church of Christ summer series and posed the following questions with scripture to answer them.

1. Are you a loner?

Proverbs 18:1 — Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.

2. Are you a bad listener?

Proverbs 18:13 — If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

3. Are you quick to give an opinion?

Proverbs 12:23 — A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly.

4. Are you argumentative?

Matthew 5:9 — “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

5. Are you unforgiving?

Proverbs 20:3 — It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.

6. Do you cut someone down?

Proverbs 12:18 — There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

7. Do you explode when mad?

Proverbs 18:19 — A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

8. Are you too blunt?

Proverbs 29:11 — A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

9. Do you drop the ball?

Proverbs 10:26 — Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

10. Are you a selfish person?

Proverbs 11:26 — The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.

11. Do you make fun of people?

Proverbs 17:5 — Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

12. Are you two-faced?

Proverbs 10:6 — Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

13. Can you not keep a secret?

Proverbs 11:13 — Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

14. Are inflexible and controlling?

Proverbs 14:4 — Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.

15. Are you an insensitive person?

Proverbs 27:14 — Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.

16. Are you unsympathetic?

Proverbs 25:20 — Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, and like vinegar on soda.

17. Do you use other people?

Proverbs 23:1 — When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you,

18. Do you have uncontrolled anger?

Proverbs 19:19 — A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.

19. Are you rude?

Proverbs 18:23 — The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.

20. Do you have a critical spirit?

Proverbs 16:21 — The wise of heart is called discerning, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.


Over the pond

About to depart from Atlanta to London. We are so excited to be heading over the pond!

Home On The Range In Fleahop

This is going back a ways, but here are two of my favorite shots of registered longhorns captured in the small, Elmore County, Alabama, community of Fleahop. Nancy Dunn’s passion for these gentle giants was evident as we could easily approach them.

This brindle-stripped giant gently waded into the water for a cool drink.
This brindle-stripped giant gently waded into the water for a cool drink.
Not your typical scene on a farm in rural Alabama.
Not your typical scene on a farm in rural Alabama.

First Professional Food Photography

I just completed my first food photography class. It was amazing!

Within the four hour class time, we were able to compose, photograph and critique our work. This salad took about an hour to compose and photograph. I was blown away by what it took to create a simple picture like this. I am hungry for more!