Ever found yourself saying ”If I just had…” or ” If I didn’t have this..” ”THEN I could do THIS!” Well it’s time to drop the talk and put your money where your mouth is and PUSH ALL IN! Why live in the trap and pain of depression from doing something you hate your whole life? I WANT EVERYONE TO LET OUT WHAT IS INSIDE OF THEM!Continue Reading
For so long the term being a ”Creative” has been monopolized by a group of people trying to separate themselves from the cultural ”norms.” Unfortunately this has alienated a LARGE portion of people that don’t identify with sleeping in crappy apartments, living off of food stamps, and complaining about the government… Now people say “I’m not creative at all!” just because an IMAGE of a “creative” caught on. I want to help break open the idea that EVERYONE is creative, and we all NEED to express it, as the inverse can destroy us!Continue Reading
If you are one of the unlucky ones that are known to complain about nearly everything under the sun, look out, cause I am swinging for you today. Actually I am coming after all of us that would complain about ANYTHING! Want to fail at everything? Just be a complainer, you will achieve it no problem!Continue Reading
Night Shots from Jasper National Park!
I love the mountains! Like a lot! And Jasper National park is my favorite place to be in the mountains, not only that but it is an INCREDIBLE place to gather some unreal night shots! This last trip I took at the beginning of March 2016, has produced some of my best night shots to date! Continue Reading
Well, you have heard it said a thousand times “That’s what friends are for!”
If we made a poll of everyone with a friend, and we asked them what friends are for, we would get a few different answers… My question is are we really interested in true friends? Most of the “memes” I see spread across countless Facebook feeds talk about how a friend is pretty much our little person that tells me how awesome I am, 24-7… These memes are quickly followed by a “Haters gonna Hate” post stating that anyone that disagree with them is not a true friend… I want to talk about what I believe TRUE friends are for.Continue Reading
Everyone needs a great selfie right!?
The age of the selfie, do you know that just a little while ago “selfie” was the word of the year? Crazy right. But crazier still is that nearly 100 million selfies are posted online everyday! Why is this happening? And does it matter? Well I am going to share some thoughts on the subject of The Selfie.Continue Reading
November photos of the month, better late than never…
The November photos, yes, yes I know it’s January, but the last couple months I have neglected my blogging to make sure I had all the perfect gifts so I would win Christmas this year, I won, so now I can get back to this… That or I was just lazy… Actually I was in 6 countries during the last little bit, but anyway here they are, the photos of the month for November!Continue Reading
“The Best Photos? Really?” Ok well fine, the best of mine… Determined by popularity…
Really I should probably say the ‘most popular’ photos rather than the best photos of the month. But typically the ones that are the most popular turn out to be the best photos anyway… Sometimes… Actually there are a number of photos that I really love, but not many people are crazy about… Artists are so pretentious and stuff… Anyway it is now August so we have had another month come and go, and with that I bring to you Jesse Martineau’s best photos of July!Continue Reading
A business is more than sweeping the floors.
I have been thinking about running a business a lot recently. Largely because I am trying to do that very thing. Let’s just say I’m not that great at it yet, but along this bumpy road I’ve discovered a very important truth about leadership. And surprisingly enough it lines up with how a family should run.Continue Reading
Raising 5 children, that are all male, and living to talk about it.
I have talked about this before to a certain degree, but with 5 kids you think I could squeeze at least five articles out of them… OK obviously I could squeeze a lot more out of them, but I don’t have enough Kleenex on hand to wipe up the snot… Boys are hilarious, they get dirty, they bleed a lot, they bruise a lot, they cry, hit, yell, break stuff, A LOT. If left unsupervised they would seriously take over this house and sell the copper wire from the walls for Slurpee money… So I don’t let them. Yes that’s right, I don’t let my kids do whatever they want, whenever they want to do it!!!Continue Reading
Work is not fun? Well I guess there is a question here…
Work is supposed to be fun..Really? OK so there has, for a while now, been this idea that if something isn’t fun, I shouldn’t do it. Typically this really manifests around work. Let me start off by saying that I love what I do, it’s super great, seriously I have a great gig, but there are days I realize “Hey, this is a lot like work, ugh!” Is it because I am simply not having fun? Or is it because I am starting to have an un-thankful, un-appreciative heart?Continue Reading
Fall + Autumn = Faltumn.
Yes that’s correct folks I officially invented a new word! This past Faltumn (or Autumn for those that live under a rock…) I provided the world an incredible remedy for the horribly double named season! OK Summer, Winter, Spring, they are cool with just one name. So why does this other season need two names? Well it doesn’t, so I have taken the liberty to remedy this crisis. Why mention this again now you ask? Well I will also be prepping the globe to jump straight into Faltumn, rather then trying to get people to stop saying Autumn when it is already Faltumn…Continue Reading
Might as well quit this gig.
Ok so I recently received an incredible reward for some of my work. I have invested into photography obviously. But I also invested into some social media sites, Google+ being one of them. Say what you will about the platform, I love it, it makes sharing my work so easy. And because I found it so easy I just plugged away at it. Well now around 500 photos I have posted on Google+ has reached 1,000,000,000 views! Yes that number is A BILLION! Just crazy. But is this the end?Continue Reading
The feeding Program is always a highlight.
Imagine 100 screaming children, OK wait don’t imagine that, that’s horrible. Imagine 100 HAPPY screaming children! Why are they happy? Largely because a few people take a bit of time to spend with them each week. Pretty simple really. I was recently in Guatemala, read Part one, and Two of the trip. A great highlight last year for me, and again this year, was the feeding program that Fe Viva World Missions staff facilitate to local schools. Today find out what we did to add to the commotion and how you can still help the people of Guatemala!Continue Reading
Don’t let the “Real Me” keep you from something great.
I am sure being married to me isn’t easy. Actually I know it isn’t. I’m not a genius (I think) nor some sort of deity (that I am sure of). However I do see things differently than my wife does. She is so incredibly amazing at organization, planning, routine, scheduling, serving, helping put things together, I am not, and when I have to do those things it really hurts my poor little brain!… Maybe you can relate to me to some degree. But the real me can almost feel lonely at times, largely because it can be very hard to put into words all the things I am feeling and thinking. In no way is one way of thinking better than the other, get that straight, we need both. If we were all one way this place would either be so boringly organised we would all just die, or so crazy convoluted that we would die too… There is an incredible danger here…Continue Reading