The challenge word issued last week is: BITTER.

I first wanted to take a photo (somehow) of my feelings of bitterness towards the church (in general) for being so legalistic. But the more I thought about it, the deeper I dug a hole. If I take a picture of a church building, that’s just a building. It has nothing to do with the people who congregate there. I could stand outside of a church on Sunday morning and snap some shots of the people leaving. But they’re not necessarily the people I have issue with. I could dig up some old photos of the people I do have issues with–but that doesn’t seem quite right.
Then I thought I’d go to the store and take some pictures of vinegar and baking chocolate.
Then I thought, I’ll just skip it, because I know what the truth is and I’d rather hide it.
In the same vein as my Bad Attitude post, here it is.

Me.
I am bitter.
I am the one who holds on to the hurt, who constantly rehashes it. I can’t get it over it.
You can search my blog over and find posts about what the church has and it’s people have done to me. It started when I was a small child and my Catholic church wronged me over and over. Then I was atheist. Then Independent Baptist. Then nothing–and in that nothing is when God did His best and most amazing work. Then Southern Baptist.
Now? Yeah, now I’m bitter.
I should be nothing again.
Because if I am nothing, then doesn’t that give God something to work with?
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Next week’s word is: FUNNY

You have from now until next Monday to take your photo, post it and you’ll be able to link it next Monday. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Words coming soon:

Week #17–Excessive

Week #18–Content
Week #19–Powerful
Week #20–Joyful

pop?in?jay–noun–a person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter.

In other words, blogging. 😉

Isn’t that what this personal blogging is all about? Me. Me. Me. For this photo challenge, that’s perfect. We’re going to dig inside of ourselves and do some “concept photography.”

I’m going to give you a word and you’re going to take a photo of something that describes the concept of the word.

  • You CANNOT take pictures of your kids or your pets for this challenge. Or anyone else’s kids or pets. I know they’re precious, but they make your creative bone lazy. Let’s get outside of the box. Let’s be challenged.

Please leave the link to your post (not the link to your website or blog.) For example:

Right: http://michellependergrass.com/week1_photo

Wrong: http://michellependergrass.com

So–Let’s see your photos for BITTER.
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