Chris Johnston Photography

Chris Johnston is a landscape photographer and photo educator in South Louisiana.

Spend Time With Those Who Are Important

My son excited because we are about to get some snowballs at the historic Hansen's Sno-Bliz on Tchoupitoulas.

My son excited because we are about to get some snowballs at the historic Hansen's Sno-Bliz on Tchoupitoulas.

Last night I went out with my daughter for about 2 hours and played Pokémon GO. I could have looked at yet another photography blog, or watched more YouTube videos on Lightroom editing techniques, but instead I chose to spend time with those who are most important to me.

During my Bible reading time this morning I read a passage from Luke 12:

 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’
20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

Stop spending time and money on things that don't matter. Will a bigger house make you happy if you have to spend so much time working to pay for it that you never see it and don't spend time with your family. Stop climbing the career ladder and take a vacation with your family and climb the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. Stop working weekends and work on building a relationship with your kids, even if it means chasing Pokémon with daughter.