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"Growing up I always felt like I was inferior to everyone else in school. Most everyone was into sports and did things I generally wasn’t interested in. I always needed my alone time and made excuses not to hang out with friends. I found my escape through music and pursued that as my passion. After not making the basketball team in 7th grade, the opportunity to run cross country came and I pursued that full force. There were an amazing team and coach that took me under their wing going into high school. I found a place I could be apart of something.I found a place with people who made me want to be the best person I can be. I eventually decided to give up my passion for music and fully pursue running. Running pulled me towards other things like student council. It took me a long time to realize that I was called by God to be a runner. I walked into college fully expecting to only focus on school and running. I immediately felt that isolation again. I asked God “Why do I feel this way? I thought this is what you wanted from me”. I was at an all-time low. I realized that God has given me this gift for a reason. Not to take it and run with it, but rather given me the ability to be here, in Little Rock fully being with people, finding community, finding a family. I found that being around people gives me an identity and purpose. In times of isolation, I began to feel hopeless like there was nothing left for me. Like there was no light at the end of the tunnel. After I surrounded myself with people I found purpose, drive, and passion again. I was Jarred again." - @jarredoc • • • #quote #overcome #limitless #depression #modeling #arkansasphotographer #arkansasmodel #littlerock #storytellingphotography #arkansas #music #ualr #crosscountryrunning #crosscountry #rivermarket #running #runner #texas #purpose #socialvibes #llifestyle #lifestylephotography #humansoflr #humansofnewyork at Little Rock, Arkansas

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If you have seen Larry Mitchell in your local Little Rock coffee shop, you probably wondered what his story is. If so, enjoy this story story. 😄@mitchell7190 • • • • #humansofnewyork #arkansasphotographer #arkansaslife #littlerockarkansas #rivermarket #stories #naturalstate #humansofny #alllivesmatter #videography #arkansasvideographer #people #character #life #travel #travelphotography #a6300 #a6300sony #50mm #digital #love at River Market, Little Rock

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"It’s funny how the same situation can result in completely different outcomes, depending on the person experiencing it. Why? Perspective. I was born into a Christian home and placed my faith in Jesus at a young age. However, I wasn’t very mature in my faith for many years. I still had the material pleasures of life at the forefront of my decision-making process. I wanted to be a neurosurgeon – only because they made a lot of money. However, I was also impatient and didn’t want to wait until I was 30 to start raking in the dough, so I decided to be a biomedical engineer instead. Seems like a solid plan, right? Well, everything changed when I left home and moved to another city to attend university. For the first time in my life, I was being presented with multiple worldviews with which I had to contend. Why is Christianity true? Was it simply the faith of my parents, or was it my faith? This line of questioning led me to do a lot of research on why I believed what I believed. The more I started to understand who Jesus was and who I was in Him, the more I realized that my motives in life were wrong – no, more than that, they were evil. I couldn’t serve both God and money. So at age 19, I gave my desire to pursue wealth over to God, and prayed about how I could serve Him wholeheartedly instead. What’s cool is that we worship a God who doesn’t waste the gifts and talents He has given us, or the skills we have honed during our season of rebellion against Him. He takes us as we are and uses us to build His Kingdom. God birthed in me a passion to spread His Gospel to the ends of the earth. Today, the primary reason I work is to financially support missionaries around the world, so that every single person on planet Earth has a chance to hear the story of the God who loves them and gave Himself for them." - @ro.richard • • • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • • • #quote #overcome #limitless #storytellingphotography #arkansas #littlerock #rivermarket #engineering #canada #regional #newlife #glr at Blue Sail Coffee Little Rock

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“Before I knew my identity in Christ and what a true, fruitful relationship with him was, I wanted to be known by people rather than my God. I built my identity in social clubs, activities and filled my schedule so I could always be business. Little did I understand, BUSY stands for “Busy Under Satan’s Yoke.” Halfway through college at the U of A, I met a group of four women who radically changed my idea of Christ’s love and grace. They showed me how to seek him every day and build a loving relationship with him. Reading the word- the bread of truth! And gaining the confidence of who I was in him. I wanted the Lord to know my heart and me to know his heart. After graduating, I still had strongholds of the enemy I needed to work through. Traps like pride, comparison, and jealousy. I learned about the abundance of God’s grace. That he was my center. He would get me out of these snares. In the Fall of 2016, I decided to put in my two weeks at my job downtown as God was calling me to build a place where people could gather and connect. I realized the “why” behind me this would be the Community of people, all different types of people. And the “how” would be through a modern-day gathering well: a coffeehouse! God has taught me so much since opening up the doors of Nexus Coffee & Creative. I’ve learned so much from every team member, as we’ve become a family. I’ve been shown the diversity of downtown and the beautiful but also different people around me.Every day I’m made new in Jesus. And the light of the Lord is made evident when you walk through our doors. I want to continue to chase my lion on life! Always pursuing what challenges and grows me. God is so good like that. He opens up your heart and mind to a life well lived and a life well filled in him. Praise Jesus for that!” - @amy_moorehead • • • #portrait #coffee #arlocal # nexus coffee #life_portraits #idenity #uofa #lostforty #lostfortybrewing #arkansas #postthepeople #fineartphotography #fineartportrait at Nexus Coffee & Creative

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"Being born with one hand means that every day becomes a challenge. Simple things that most people do without a second thought become time consuming tasks. Doing the dishes Buttoning a shirt Tying my shoes.. The greatest challenge I ever faced arose the day I stepped foot in the gym. How do I start? CAN I start? There were dozens of machines.. I didn't know how to use any of them, or if I would ever be able to. My left arm was nearly in a state of atrophy and the entire left side of my body was unproportionally smaller than my right. Weak, Anxious, Insecure. Adapting to my own style of working out has been the greatest struggle of my life.But I decided that I wasn't going to accept my own very real excuses. It continues to be a learning experience every day.  I've learned to overcome almost all of my insecurities that drove me to anxiety and depression. If there's one thing that anyone learns from me, it's that what makes you different doesn't make you better or worse than the next guy, it just sets you apart from the crowd.I choose to take advantage of that difference." - @boujeebradley ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • • • #quote #overcome #limitless #depression #gym #storytellingphotography #arkansas #littlerock #rivermarket at Little Rock, Arkansas

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"I am a young woman who enjoys the performing arts: dancing, acting, singing, etc.!! Whether it be through education, Friends and family or experience all around, I’m learning to obtain patients. I’m wrapping my head around the fact that God has a plan for me and that plan takes time. I have goals to reach and all the time in the world to achieve them. Unfortunately, while reaching these goals, I come across a lot of obstacles financially, in health and with relationships. These things and much more always bring doubt within me; makes me feel like I can’t achieve the achievable, but over time I have realized my faith has grown stronger and is continuing to grow and that although I do come across these obstacles, they are temporary and soon to be out of my way. One day, I’m going to achieve my dreams/goals of telling many stories through acting and dancing; Helping those, through my art, find the path that they need to take in life. I’m going to give back and help the world grow and come together. I’m going to build strong relationships with those that surround me with love and love them back. I am ambitious. I am strong minded. I am positive and hard-working. In this game of life, I’m constantly moving forward." - @chiggy_char • • • #portrait #life_portraits #postthepeople #fineartphotography #fineartportrait at Little Rock, Arkansas

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"I had spent most years of my life going to doctors and specialist trying different meds trying lots of meds. At the high point, they had me on 20 medications a day. Some meds to counter symptoms some of the meds gave me. All this and they could not find a cause for my chronic pain, discomfort, weak immune system, fatigue, headaches, nausea, and depression. I remember a few times hearing doctors say “let’s try this.” It was disheartening depending on adults that had no confidence in what they were “trying.” It was as if they were throwing darts hoping one would stick. I was going to Children's Hospital enough to get mail from the nurses. They were lovely. I was reading, researching, going to health food stores, and a crazy health guru in Rosebud to try to find an answer. I started eating a little healthier and switched all my meds to supplements. I felt a change, small but better. I did not have eyes to God through most of it, but I am confident He was. Because of my pain and struggles, I have been able to encourage others." - @avantgardeliving • • • #portrait #life_portraits #postthepeople #fineartphotography #fineartportrait at Little Rock, Arkansas

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"There has never been one moment where I’ve thought “I’ve hit rock bottom, or why are these bad things happening to me?” I’ve had an incredible and blessed life, but because of that, I keep waiting for something bad to happen. Isn’t that horrible? Sometimes I think, how am I supposed to relate to others about things I’ve never experienced? I’m a joyous person, and I laugh at the smallest things. People ask me how I’m always so positive. I say “what’s there not to be happy about?” As a woman of God, I hope to show people living in their darkest moments just a sliver of light. I want to be the one smile that makes someone’s day; all for His glory. There’s no shame in being an encourager in a world filled with hurt." - @awatson122 • • • #portrait #life_portraits #postthepeople #fineartphotography #fineartportrait at Little Rock, Arkansas

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REJECT//SHORT FILM BY JOE CLINE 🎥 Full Film: https://vimeo.com/246549199 This video was made for my school project final this year. Benji is my roommate and a great friend of mine. I hope you will enjoy his story as much as I did. Thanks for watching. at Little Rock, Arkansas

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"I have been out on the streets for 13 years. We're both not from Arkansas but have been here for as long as I can remember. I am now pregnant. Me and Colton met in a rather strange way. As I was going from different eating locations to homeless shelters, I would see him. I thought to myself; this man is either very hungry or following me. I didn't think it was a coincidence that every time I was in line, he was right by me. Soon we became best friends, and now we love each other. Living out here can have its crap, but I'm okay. It does get hard for me when I just want to talk to people, and they ignore me because they just think I want something from them. It's whatever though, and I will continue to be happy even if they don't respond to my friendly conversation. It's strange that your sitting with us, we barely get eye contact with people." -Kaykay • • • #homelessness #lifestyles #storytellingphotography #people #homeless #life #rivermarket #littlerock #arkansas #night #urban #urbancommunity #photo #photographylife #pictureday #love #worldphoto at Little Rock River Market

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"I always felt like there was a higher purpose for my life. I never knew what it was. My name’s ryan. I use a lowercase r because I’m not the important one in my story. Seven months ago I hit rock bottom. I was in a divorce that I did not want to happen, and that’s when God found me. He told me to seek him, and that he had a great plan for my life. The last seven months have been about living a life that’s defined by overcoming challenges and being growth-focused. I had a choice to either let the adversity in my life make or break me. My life wouldn’t change until I changed the way I lived. I don’t know exactly what my purpose is. However, I do try to inspire and encourage others to begin to live their journey. To embrace a lifestyle of growing every day and pursue their passions. Choose life. Choose growth. Every day is a chance. #liveyourjourney " - @whois_ryan • • • • #quote #quotes #comment #comments #socialenvy #PleaseForgiveMe #tweegram #quoteoftheday #song #funny #life #instagood #love #photooftheday #igers #instagramhub #tbt #instadaily #true #instamood #nofilter #word at Block 2 Lofts

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"I was born in Texas, but I grew up three years old in Pine Bluff Arkansas. I've been living in Arkansas since 2004 and on the streets since then, 13 years in a row. It's not that good no it ain't, I don't like it, and I don't want it either, I'm tired of it. Every night, all I got for a bed is concrete, I'm tired of that. That there ain't no bed is it? For anyone who isn't homeless, it's not a good life and you don't want to live that... I have lived it for too long. For the people who pass by and have things they could help with but don't help, they aren't doing any good at all. They ain't helping themselves or anyone else." -Preston Earl Hoot • • • • #portrait #life_portraits #postthepeople #fineartphotography #fineartportrait #photo #photos #pic #pics #socialenvy #PleaseForgiveMe #picture #pictures #snapshot #art #beautiful #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #color #all_shots #exposure #composition #focus #capture #moment #hdr #hdrspotters #hdrstyles_gf #hdri at Kilwins Little Rock

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“My name is Maggie Huey and I’m a sophomore student at UA-Little Rock. School has not always been easy for me, but I refuse to give up. I am deaf, and it hasn’t always been easy for me at a hearing college. I was adamant at first when I first started attending here at UA-Little Rock. But I have met the most amazing people, and I can’t imagine going anywhere else. I am majoring in Physical Education with a minor in deaf studies with hopes of working at the school for the deaf one day. People ask me why out of all the things to choose from why would I major in physical education? Growing up I had the worst PE teacher and hated going to that class every week. I slowly developed an eating disorder starting in the 5th grade, and the pressure in just PE itself made it so much more difficult. I told myself that I wanted to make others feel better about themselves and whether that’s with their physical appearance or whatever it may be, I am determined to do it. With being a PE teacher, I wanted to make kids feel so good about themselves the way I needed to feel back then. If I can help one student then I know I have done what I feel God has called me to do. I want others to know that overcoming obstacles no matter what they may be IS POSSIBLE!” - @magpie1809 • • • #portrait #life_portraits #postthepeople #fineartphotography #fineartportrait at Block 2 Lofts

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“You would think growing up in a city voted the third most dangerous in the nation would produce a sin-sick, rebellious, ill-hearted boy. Gun shots and bright lights late into the morning were normal this close to the tracks. In adolescence, my perspective started reversing. This new lens was from people who cared about my future and told me I would not become what I saw all around. The lies I believed of being filthy, abused, ugly, and alone slowly faded as I listened more closely. My mind spoke lies, so I needed to listen to a different voice. The voice of my Creator spoke in whispers and told me I was clean, protected, confident, and loved. You would think growing up in a city voted the third most dangerous in the nation would not produce a sin-resistant, obedient, well-hearted man. But I am proof it did. I made it out, and not on my own. You are not alone either.” - @brandondail at Block 2 Lofts

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“Growing up, I was always quiet and had social anxiety, so it was a bit difficult to initiate a friendship with someone or even be included in events. Still to this day, I get nervous in a large group setting or in a classroom where I don’t know anyone. Ironically, I am inspired by people- that’s part of what fuels my creativity and my expression as an artist. I am working hard on not letting this anxiety take over who I am as a person and let it get the best of me.” - @annnaa.c • • • • #portrait #life_portraits #postthepeople #fineartphotography #fineartportrait #anxitey #social #quiet at Block 2 Lofts

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"Our relationship started as a friendship when I asked her to be apart of the worship team for @teen_revolution . Our friendship grew closer as I mourned the loss of her first husband. We cried together and were vulnerable with each other. The one year anniversary of Chris's passing was on a Sunday. I went to her church to support her on that day as she led the worship. As she explained it, she felt like a burden had been lifted when she woke up that morning, and when I walked into the room, the Spirit of God just overwhelmed her and told her I was the next one she would be with. And as they say, the rest is history. We got engaged that coming April and married in October. God works all things for our good." - @jotheshow @tiffthornton at Assemblies of God Camp Ground

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"Jaylen and I originally met in elementary school, but I can honestly say that I vaguely remember him from then because he had moved to a different school. We became good friends in middle school. Jaylen and I met through my best friend Darius, and we’ve been cool ever since. It's about 8 of us that are close enough that we call each other brothers. I would say that our friendship is strong, we have mutual trust and open to criticism and also open to expressing one's self. I make sacrifices for this man, I’ve been late to my job to make sure that he wasn’t late to his and he’s done the same for me. Our friendship has been tested, we’ve been into an arguing match and not talked to each other for a couple of days, but that’s still my brother. If it came down to it I’d take a bullet for him. I cherish this bond between the two of us." - @chaunceyy____ (The person on the left.) at Block 2 Lofts

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"I like to look at life as an epic storybook. Every great epic has good and evil, a hero and a villain. My whole life I always felt that there was more to life than what meets the eye. As my story continued to unfold, God revealed himself to me as this huge character who chose a champion to die for me. This hero named Jesus illuminated the world as a place to create extravagant community and a place to share his undying love. I was in a sense, a damsel in distress, trapped in a dark tower. I was rescued from the chains of expectations, perfection, insecurity, self-hatred, pornography shame, loneliness, and unforgivingness. The enemy was defeated, and I was saved. My story is truly Gods story, one that is both tragic and beautiful at the same time." - @thevisionarymissionary at Block 2 Lofts

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