|The Sibling Picture|
|This photo includes Layne's cousin and his date who accompanied them for the evening|
|Sometimes your smile has to rest...|
|This crew found a random playhouse during the picture taking in town|
The opposite of a childlike spirit is a cynical spirit.
Cynicism begins with the wry assurance that everyone has an angle. Behind every silver lining is a cloud. The cynic is always observing, critiquing, but never engaged, loving, and hoping.
It protects you from crushing disappointment, but it paralyzes you from doing anything.
To be cynical is to be distant. While offering a false intimacy of being "in the know," cynicism actually destroys intimacy. It leads to a creeping bitterness that can deaden and even destroy the spirit.
Cynics imagine they are disinterested observers on a quest for authenticity. They assume they are humble because they offer nothing. In fact, they feel deeply superior because they think they see through everything.
Cynicism looks in the wrong direction. It looks for the cracks in Christianity instead of looking for the presence of Jesus.
|She put in a special request for an Avengers birthday balloon|
|Pool and ping pong|
|Cousin Jenny, Madison, Aunt Jane, and Skylar - quick shot while they were waiting in line to eat|
|I love cheering for this little cutie! He did get a hit and got on base by the way. :)|