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User Image tygerware Posted: Oct 22, 2017 1:40 AM (UTC)
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“...Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah‬ ‭8:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

- If you know me, this photo is pretty unconventional. Nevertheless it’s a good reminder to find joy in spite of trialing times and hardships. Thanks @t_wentt for getting a genuine chuckle out of me every now and then.
📸: @t_wentt
User Image tygerware Posted: Oct 20, 2017 10:21 PM (UTC)
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Blog is up. Enjoy!
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User Image tygerware Posted: Sep 22, 2017 11:26 PM (UTC)
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When I was 10 my father bought me a small body black(✔️) steel string guitar. I loved that thing. I remember seeing older guys that I looked up to who played guitar with stickers on theirs. So one day I got a very large sticker from the box of an @elixir_strings strings and slapped it on the upper-right corner of the back body. The acoustic didn’t have a strap lock on the hill, so I got a push pin and stuck it into the wood so that way my guitar strap wouldn’t have to tie at the headstock and I would look like all the other guitarists I looked up to. I thought it was the best thing in the world. But I got older. My fingers got longer, my body grew taller, and I outgrew that guitar. Sure it was great in my time as a kid but eventually that time ran it’s course, as life tends to do with all things. The season you’re in now will not be the season that you will remain in. Just as Summer turns to Fall and Fall turns to Winter, so will seasons come and go in your lifetime. If patience is a virtue, endurance is the key. You may be ready to exit out of a season, but that doesn’t make you ready for the next. You must endure the journey by which you accumulate wisdom and experience for the road ahead. I had to study, practice, and work hard at learning my craft. And when the time was right I found myself in a new season as a musician, playing this instrument and learning that music. But that didn’t come all at once. I had to bear the course of what I sowed in order to witness the promise. And just as I exited out of that season to enter into the next, so will the process happen again in the time to come. But one cannot enter into a promise without first taking that first step of obedience to your calling. You must strive for patience, endure the journey, and step into obedience as the seasons arrive.
#photoshoot #Bristol #photography #portrait #patience #endurance #music #lámaith

- Music video shoot behind-the-scenes pic at a “super secret” location in Bristol. Good times with good people. Miss em.
📸: @romanticalme
User Image tygerware Posted: Sep 13, 2017 12:13 AM (UTC)
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Thankful for what I get to do and who I get to do it with.
#Repost @lifepointehs
Life is epic and beautiful when we come together.

Crew Nights are this Sunday. If your not in a CREW yet, send us a DM.

User Image tygerware Posted: Sep 4, 2017 12:25 AM (UTC)
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My friends @zach.hollifield and @sydneyhollifield got married this past summer and I had the privilege to be in attendance as a witness. It was a wonderful day. Also I wore this get-up. Also I promise I'm smiling, honest. 🙂⛪️
User Image tygerware Posted: Aug 5, 2017 2:44 AM (UTC)
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Honestly one of the best birthdays I've had. Thanks for everything babe.

📸: @t_wentt
User Image tygerware Posted: Jul 14, 2017 11:03 PM (UTC)
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It started out as relief. Like a quenching thirst for water in a drought, rain would fall from the skies as dark and gloomy clouds would hover and shift over STX. It was always nice to hear it, but to see it pour on the dry grass and soak the barren soil was always a good feeling. "This part of the country is always hot and humid. Nothing grows here! I don't want to live here anymore," I would often murmur to myself. The thing is though I didn't want to leave because of the lack of heavy rain storms in STX, I wanted to leave because of the countless rain storms inside myself. Storms of frustration. Storms of confusion. Storms of self-worth. The rain storms that transpired a handful of times were always welcome on my account. They brought in good feelings and a good wind that always appeased my need for cooler weather. Always wanted. But the storms that raged in me were nothing short of violent and if left be would become destructive. They brewed to an extent to where they could not brew any longer and I was upset with myself that they were even in me to begin with. So I left home, no longer being able to deal with the frustrations of a culture I would never be able to assimilate to. To a language I would never be able to reach in fluency. And to a life that was no where to be found. No where to be found where family was; where my heart was. But if Grace has covered my imperfections, Grace can also redeem them through faith. And it was my faith that led me to the life I have now. A life of conscious and relevance. A life I can be happy in and thrive. And it's by Grace that things I lost in my time gone has been maintained in love, like family and friends. So today, I gotta say, I don't know what relieves me more: the coolness of a rainstorm or the fact that Grace has placed my life in a position of thankfulness.
#photoshoot #Raleigh #photography #portrait #thankfulness #lámaith

- My good friend Trevor and I went downtown in Raleigh to take some shots and check out the sites - which we need to do a heck of a lot more. The buildings were tall and the views were stellar. The storm clouds in the distance were perfect and it was a good day.
📸: @t_wentt
User Image tygerware Posted: Jun 23, 2017 9:54 PM (UTC)
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#Repost @jennjohnson20

The weight and value of your past experiences have no comparison to the here and now. The Lord always provides.
User Image tygerware Posted: Jun 18, 2017 3:47 PM (UTC)
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He has always inspired me and shown me courage. He knows how to love with boldness and show me what integrity looks like. Thankful for his guidance in my life and his willingness to support me in my ventures. I owe him greatly. Bheannaigh. Happy Father's Day, pop.⚡️🖤
User Image tygerware Posted: Jun 14, 2017 3:02 AM (UTC)
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Proud of my brother and his decision to finish a HS education. Not so easy. You're a gentleman and a scholar. Also I love you.👨🏻‍🎓🤘🏻
User Image tygerware Posted: May 28, 2017 2:27 PM (UTC)
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When you get your Polaroid taken of yourself and you realize it's very unflattering.💀 #smileuroncandidcamera #weddings #unflatering 📸: @nathancachiaras
User Image tygerware Posted: May 19, 2017 10:59 PM (UTC)
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Garden • Noah Gundersen
If anything, this song has more meaning now than it did before.
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User Image tygerware Posted: May 14, 2017 7:33 PM (UTC)
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She fights for me on the daily. She encourages me on the reg. She's beautiful inside and out. Grateful for my mother. Grateful for her presence. Happy Mother's Day, Ma.💐🖤
User Image tygerware Posted: Apr 29, 2017 5:53 PM (UTC)
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The work you create or make with your hands can be trialsome. It can be fierce and excruciating. It can be slow and lacking. But I'd say mostly the handiwork you put into your craft is an extension of yourself and not just an output of hot air. Or at least, I would hope that is the case for you. Just to play devil's advocate I'll ask you this: if your work is an extension of yourself but lacking, what then does that say about you? We were created to create. We were created to work with our hands and decipher and contemplate the next thing. We were made to dream and imagine newer possibilities to make life more enjoyable and then shape those things into form with our hands. It has been instilled in us since our birth and we'll have that craving till the grave. But if our inability to create becomes our ability to be unproductive, where does all that creative energy go? What happens next is the blame game. And who do you think is the person or thing that you'll blame for productivity robbed or creativity lacking? Well it sure won't be you on the front lines. You're in the back, taking cover, pointing fingers. You're worried about your failure more than your chances of growth. You're worried about what others think of you more than what you think of yourself. Hard work is never unrewarded. Sometimes though you may need to check your perspective before you come to the conclusions of a failing spirit. If you've read this and you feel uncomfortable, well I sure hope so. I hope something has tugged on your heart to make the changes necessary to grow you into a better person; a better worker. I hope your hands begin to create and begin to produce fruit. I hope your life begins to flourish and those around you see the joy you radiate from your labor. Be diligent in your work and find joy in the harvest. If you do, you will never be lacking.
#work #diligence #joy #progress #photography #portrait #lámaith #silhouette

-This shot was taken right before Easter, when things were getting crazy busy. But you can ask any of us what kind of fruit bore from the extension of our labor. We'll tell you.
📸: @t_wentt
User Image tygerware Posted: Apr 15, 2017 1:50 AM (UTC)
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What You Know • Two Door Cinema Club
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User Image tygerware Posted: Apr 7, 2017 11:00 PM (UTC)
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Fire and Rain • James Taylor
A favorite of my father and my father's father.
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User Image tygerware Posted: Mar 31, 2017 11:06 PM (UTC)
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Blog is up. Enjoy!
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User Image tygerware Posted: Mar 25, 2017 11:38 PM (UTC)
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When Abraham was called by the Lord to venture into the Promised Land, he did not falter by fear. He obeyed. But that did not mean he wasn't afraid. I believe that he feared the unknown. Even his interaction with this "unknown God" may have been a little sketch. But he knew that deep in his heart the God that called him out was the God who would walk with him on the journey and not leave him for the buzzards whenever he felt hopeless in the desert and in the valley. His obedience was key. And his faith in the Lord directed his every step. I may be crazy for saying this: but I believe that if I do not fear what lies ahead, how can I move forward without calling upon the Lord? Because if it is not for the fear of the unknown what then would instill the fear of God in me? God will move as He sees fit whether in a peaceful sound or a rushing wind. Nevertheless, He will move. And when he does I must be ready, vigilant, and attentive to see that I move as He moves. I step where He steps. I go where He goes. Or I will be left to rot and be feed for the vultures. Choosing to take that step of faith is something of a phenomenon to me. I am afraid for my life. It makes me uncomfortable. I don't feel in control. When I moved away from my home, away from my family, I knew that the disconnection would have a toll on me. When I moved states and took on new opportunities walking through opened doors, I felt fear and I felt doubt. But if the Lord says He is for me, what then can destroy me? Take that step. Run if you can. Ease into the journey if you must. But know that the response to a call of obedience is more important than the outcome of it.🕯🚶🏻
#worship #photography #blackandwhite #lámaith

- This shot was taken at @lpchurch's most recent Leadership Collective. Our Ps. @dwilliams92 led a talk about the vision for our church and @lifepointemusiccollective led worship with some original tunes. Check us out! Link in bio.
📸: @ryanhughes_
User Image tygerware Posted: Mar 23, 2017 9:36 PM (UTC)
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I went to an Irish Festival in downtown Wake Forrest last year and this #irishwolfhound was lounging around panting hard and drinking lots of water. It was a hot day and I'm sure this rough-coated dog tried it's best to cool off when she could. Adult females can get as large as 110-120lbs. She was about 115lbs and when standing had a commanding appearance. This here dog is a favorite of mine and maybe one day I'll be able to call one my best friend.
Happy #NationalDogDay y'all!
#dogs #lámaith
User Image tygerware Posted: Mar 21, 2017 11:08 PM (UTC)
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Cardiac Arrest • Bad Suns
I love that lead in the chorus.