To My Husband On Our Anniversary

To my husband of 16 years, The man who took a chance On saying hi At Sunrise Hall To the girl moving in To Room 314 We were both teenagers You and I Designer Photographer Hard worker Dreamer You drove me to church In your CRX The fast car With the loud speakers And sunroof open Along A1A You proposed In a suit Our toes in the sand Ocean winds On our skin In the clear night sky A barge Anchored offshore I said, "yes" One [...]

Monarch Miracle

A couple years ago my daughter asked for some milkweed and a caterpillar. It was a simple request with amazing results. A wonder filled spring.   And now it's springtime again and there's a special kindergarten class I know studying caterpillars and butterflies. So I collected those images and videos I captured from my little girl's wonder filled spring and made this little video to share. I [...]

The Gift of a Dream

This is a story about my brother David. But really it's my story. It's a deeply personal account of faith and praying for miracles and trusting God regardless of the outcome. God gave me the gift of His love and presence in a dream. I've pondered this for some time and although I don't completely understand it myself, I [...]

The Thing About Photography and Beauty

I recently had an assignment to photograph twenty one women. Spending time preparing the images for the client filled my heart with joy. I saw these women on my screen and saw beauty in each of their faces. But I heard something familiar when I photographed the women, "I hate how I look, I never look good in photographs, I hate [...]

World Blog Book Tour

Thank you, Elizabeth Van Liere, for inviting me to participate in the World Blog Book Tour. Elizabeth Van Liere is the author of Dare to Live: Devotions for Those Over the Hill, But Not Under It! Elizabeth’s articles, poems, children’s stories and devotions have appeared in periodicals for some sixty years. Dare to Live is her first book. Her second book, Laugh. [...]

The Photograph Keeper

This post is about photographs and a dress and book I recently stumbled across.. The Photographs My Grandma had to clean out her home of more than 50 years to move into a smaller apartment. There were boxes of photographs in the basement and albums on book shelves and photos on the walls. I had a chance to go through some of [...]

Prayers for Children

  A Little Golden Book Prayers for Children Pictures by Eloise Wilkin Western Publishing Company 1974, 1952 Little Golden Book Classic published by Random House, Inc. It's been a tough week for me and my family. One that certainly had us in our own time of prayer. It seemed fitting to share one of my favorite vintage children's books this Thursday. It turns out I [...]