I brought this big fella out of storage and into the nook where I do yoga a little bit ago. It's a shitty mat job (I did it myself years ago without the proper equipment - it's sad) but I love him. I called him 'the bone daddy' after Jack Skellington form The Nightmare Before… Continue reading beautiful things.
I wrote this piece in May 2016, but never got around to publishing it. Which sucks because I spent a lot of time considering this topic. So here I am, a year and a half later, not even really a wedding photographer (semi-retired), and ready to publish. Figures. Oh, well. It's a long one, though,… Continue reading I’m a Christian, and a photographer, and would absolutely photograph a same-sex wedding.
I stopped my cousin mid-sentence yesterday because she said something that totally took me back. She was telling me about her plans for next week, and she said she'd be doing something on the first of September. And that the first of September is next Friday. I interrupted her to ask "how are we already… Continue reading life is short, but you can’t rush healing.
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. (Isaiah 61:3 NLT) I love tree pose and I love trees.… Continue reading beauty for ashes, when we’ve totally crashed and burned.
I've found that writing in the moment of a thought or a feeling has done me much better as of late than sitting on something to write about and work through later. So right now, I'm writing from the passenger seat of our family van on the way home from vacation. We're in the rainy… Continue reading tell me your story again.
You know how it goes. You buy a new car you've barely seen, and suddenly, it's everywhere. Everyone has one. This happened to me a few years ago. I bought a Ford Escape in a blue color that, honestly, I hated. But it was the more practical of the two SUV options I had in… Continue reading divorce: it’s like seeing your new car everywhere.
I’ve been pondering something lately, and that is my lack of patience with people who adorn themselves and their homes and their Facebooks/Twitters/Instagrams with Christian propaganda (be that a cross necklace/tattoo/something similar, a scripture poster or status, a Christian meme, or share about Jesus or whatever). It doesn’t come from hatred, I assure you. It… Continue reading what having a cross tattoo has taught me about a cross and the Cross, being lukewarm, and evangelizing.
Coming up on the Christmas season, there’s a lot of talk about gifts. People everywhere are talking about wish lists and presents and wants and “needs” (I’ll use that term loosely haha). Something God has been working on my heart lately has to do with His role as a provider, or a gift-giver, if you… Continue reading tell me what you want, what you really, really want.
I’ve been reading in the Old Testament a lot lately, and I have to say, I’m getting to know some fascinating sides of God that I only sort-of knew before, but now truly know and believe. The thing I realized today is how patient God is with us and, though some believe God is not… Continue reading curiosity doesn’t always kill the cat.
Have you ever found something from your past and because of it, learned something about yourself you'd forgotten? Friends, I made such an interesting find tonight and I'm a little shocked by it. Tonight as I rummaged through old stuff to sell in a yard sale, I found a letter I had written about 7… Continue reading blast from the past.