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Finding Beauty in the Difficult Seasons

Finding Beauty in the Difficult Seasons

I texted my friend Lisa this morning, encouraging her not to miss out on this bike-riding November day with temps in the ‘50's! Her response was that she couldn’t make it out today due to a prior engagement, but to make sure I take some awesome pictures on the trail. She knows that photographing while riding is one of my favorite things. I headed out on the trail on this gloomy, cloudy, very grey November day with a goal of finding something beautiful. Being a fair-weather bike rider, it is easy to find beauty on the trail in the heat of the sun in the...

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My Favorite Lens

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My Favorite Lens

On days like today, it’s sweet to look back, and see what gifts God had for us. I’m realizing as I think through things this evening, that it really does depend on which lens and filter we use, when we look at our days, and our lives.  If I use one filter, I could label this day as a horrible bunch of events that landed both of my parents in the hospital, following a summer full of my dad battling cancer, and my mom serving daily to a point of exhaustion. A day that didn’t go as planned, messed up my...

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My Lost Ring

My Lost Ring

I panicked for just a few moments, when I thought my wedding ring was forever lost...

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Valentine's Day Gift

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Valentine's Day Gift

When God Sends a Valentine Gift, and what my heart learns from it.

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You are Loved ...

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You are Loved ...

You are Loved... by the Maker of the Universe.  Proving yourself is not necessary! The Lord your God is with you,    the Mighty Warrior who saves.He will take great delight in you;    in His love He will no longer rebuke you,    but will rejoice over you with singing.” - Zephaniah 3:17 - NIV It makes me sad to hear over and over how women are striving to prove themselves... that they feel like they have to make it known that they can do something, are good enough at something, prove who they are, that they are pretty enough, skinny enough, fit enough... and on...

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