FYI: Posts will be sparse around here until I replace my laptop.... Coming back to work after Christmas break apparently was too hard and it quit on me!

21 March 2012

Why I Blog

Helping a friend set up her blog and discussing her purpose in blogging had me thinking about why I blog. Reading the article on pages 8-20 of Setapart Girl kept the wheels why do I blog?

Let me start off by saying why I read other people's blogs. I read them to be encouraged, to be inspired, to grow in my faith and photography. So then I write my own blog to encourage others, inspire others, and to help others grow in their faith and photography.
My faith is my relationship with my personal Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Christ is my life-Colossians 3:4. My blog is about my life--a life worthy of the Lord. may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. -Colossians 1:10-14

So this is why I blog. 

Honestly, this is not how I started out blogging. But I am not the same as I was nearly two years ago--I've changed. I look back at some of my first posts and want to smack myself...but by mistakes we live and learn. I've made mistakes--many of them. I've lived--nearly two more years. I've learned--why I blog now. 

11 March 2012

Channels Only

07 March 2012

Seeing the Source

"Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father." John 14:9

Should a man see only popularity, he becomes a mirror, reflecting whatever needs to be reflected to gain acceptance. Though in vogue, he is vague. Though in style, he is stodgy....

Should a man see only power, he becomes a wolf--prowling, hunting, and stalking the elusive game. Recognition is his prey and people his prizes. His quest is endless....

Should a man see only pleasure, he becomes a carnival thrill-seeker, alive only in bright lights, wild rides, and titillating entertainment. With lustful fever he races from ride to ride, satisfying his insatiable passion for sensations only long enough to look for another....

Seekers of popularity, power, and pleasure. the end result is the same: painful unfulfillment.

Only in seeking his Maker does a man truly become man. For in seeking his Creator, man catches a glimpse of who he was intended to be.

God came near.

--Max Lucado in Grace for the Moment II