While anyone who has met my grandmother can’t deny that we are blood related and similar in almost every way, I also have a lot of similarities with my grandpa even though we aren’t blood related. I like to believe that they come from the bloodline that we share through Christ. The cover photo for… Continue reading Double Black Diamond Faith
Too much of a good thing.
Have you ever heard the phrase “you can’t have too much of a good thing”? Well I have. Over. And over. And over. And over. And I used to believe it. In fact, I used to use that statement as my excuse to bombard myself with busyness. Every time I felt myself slipping a little,… Continue reading Too much of a good thing.
I’m Perfecting Busyness
Perfect outfit. Perfect Pictures. Perfect home. Perfect life. Right? Well. Sometimes, right. As I'm writing this, I'm sitting in my living room surrounded by pillows on the floor, shoes scattered all over my entryway, dirty dishes waiting to be cleaned, dirty laundry piled up upstairs, and the remains of two graduate papers waiting on me.… Continue reading I’m Perfecting Busyness
Looks, lenses, and laughter
My life as a photographer has always felt like somewhat of a double standard. There, I said it. Those horrible words. I have made a career where my focal point is helping people to feel comfortable, beautiful/handsome, and confident in the body that God has designed for them. And I love it. I love that… Continue reading Looks, lenses, and laughter
Unraveled to be raveled. (a lesson on choosing joy)
Have you ever known something was off within yourself - but you have absolutely know idea what that something is? I sure have. That has been my life for the last week or so. Those close to me frequently poke fun at me for always talking about joy, and about constantly and deliberately choosing it.… Continue reading Unraveled to be raveled. (a lesson on choosing joy)
Proverbs 31. I have always found this to be such a daunting chapter of the Bible. In middle school someone told me that with the heart I had, I had the greatest potential to be a Proverbs 31 woman of anyone my age they had seen in a while. Someone else once told me that… Continue reading Seeking 31.
Scattered & Shattered (Perceptions)
Perception is such a fickle thing. It is so subjective. So temporary. So inconsistent. So stressful. So biased. And it can be so cruel. Right? Sort of. It depends on what you base your perception on. It depends on who you base your perception on. When I am making a personal comparison based on myself,… Continue reading Scattered & Shattered (Perceptions)
Things Lifeguarding Taught Me Pt. 3: Jump
Jump. Don’t jump. Those are the two thoughts that cross my mind as I lifeguard and I make the judgment call as to whether the swimmer is in need of help. I’m a saver. I guard and save lives; it’s what I do. In a split second I have to discern whether I jump into… Continue reading Things Lifeguarding Taught Me Pt. 3: Jump
Campfire, Convictions, and Childlike Faith
This past week was the first regular season week of the camp I work at. It was hectic at times. It was jumbled at times. It was overwhelming at times. It was filled with stress at times. It seemed impossible at times. at times. And there is a trend that I picked up on with those… Continue reading Campfire, Convictions, and Childlike Faith