The Lamb in Wolf's Clothing

The place where Juan Blea writes about all that is good and strong and beautiful!

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The meaning and myth of the Sunflower (and why it matters)

Sunflowers rock.   I think it’s awesome that when they’re “new” they stretch and re-position themselves to always face the sun; however, when they’re approaching their demise, they no longer do.  The myth behind the sunflower is that a nymph named… Continue Reading →

First the iOS app — then the importance of project management

So — after 3 years, I’ve finally jumped out of the dark ages and gotten myself “connected!”  It would appear that someone who’s spent his life building software would have been the first to grab a smart device and blog… Continue Reading →

Cool pics along the Santa Fe River

Horses telling a sad story…

I saw these horses on the way home today and they seemed so sad behind the barbed wire.  In this series of three pictures, They seemed to be saying in the first (as one horse nuzzled into the other), “I… Continue Reading →

Addiction robs authentic relationships

With a cool breeze in my face and the wind carrying the church bell’s song, I let feelings rise inside of me.  Doubt crept into my mind: What if I’m just not good enough to “make it” as a writer?… Continue Reading →

Green really is gold — my afternoon reflection

Green is gold, right?  At least, that’s what Robert Frost claims.  After my afternoon “decompress,” I think agree with him.  It’s been a busy day with more than the typical demands upon my time and headspace.  I was feeling a… Continue Reading →

There may be nothing healthier you could do

My son and I were arguing about which device could take a better picture; either my Nikon D3300 or his iPhone 6s.  The rules were simple: we’d find a subject, snap some pics, and then ask a couple of people… Continue Reading →

Some pics from a day of self-care

Whenever I’m about to give a talk, I have this need to get to the mountains and take in the energy from the natural world.  Really, it’s self-care for me and I strongly recommend taking time to just experience the… Continue Reading →

A moment with a hawk was a prayer

Life presents so many opportunities to commune with God’s creation that there’s not enough time in the day to experience it all.  On my way home to grab a bite, I saw this hawk on a light pole and I… Continue Reading →

A crack addict and his cactus cops — a recovery story

“The last time, I threw it as hard as I could, only, I didn’t watch to see where it landed. I turned around the very second I felt it leave my hand and walked away from crack for good. That… Continue Reading →

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