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I Can Only Imagine {Into the Word Wednesday}

What do you imagine Heaven to be like?  Is it your perfect day all the time?  Can you do whatever you want?  Can you play video games all the time (as my oldest has asked numerous times)?  Is there someone you hope to see again? 

There are so many questions.  When I look to the sky I constantly wonder if my grandparents can see me.  If they are watching over my angel babies. 

Does anyone else just love Mercy Me?  I can’t get enough of this song, although it moves me to tears by the end. 

The lyrics, oh my, the lyrics. Does anyone else get goosebumps when this song comes on the radio?  We listen to our local Christian station most of the day.  When this song comes on I stop whatever I’m doing and just listen.  I feel as though I’m basking in His love right then and there.

They have it exactly right.  We can only imagine it.  According to 1 Corinthians our minds can’t even conceive how amazing it is!! 

I leave you with the lyrics so you can start imagining!!

I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By Your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When Your face
Is before me

I can only imagine
I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for You Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in Your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all

I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the sun

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You



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A = Aspire {All About Me}

Deciding what to choose for my first All About Me post of the series was tougher than I imagined.  Of course I could choose awesome, ambitious, ambidextrous, aware, athletic, anonymous and a few others.  There are many words that describe me which start with the letter A.

I chose aspire because I feel lately it’s what I’m all about.  Aspire means to hope or dream, especially toward a profession or occupation.

I’ve always felt there is something else meant for me.  Writing is one, photography is another, homeschooling my kids is a third and contributing in some way to my family’s financial future.  I’d love to be a complete, 100% stay at home mom someday but for now I want to be able to contribute.

Have you ever felt there was more out there?  More options, better options, happier options?

I’ve worked steadily since I was 15 years old. Usually two jobs.  I’m good at most of what I’ve done in the past and present but I still have dreams.  I want to feel fulfilled.

I aspire to be a better wife.

I aspire to be a better mom.

I aspire to be a professional photographer some day.

I aspire to publish a book some day.

I aspire…I aspire…I aspire….   The goals keep coming!  I can’t stop them but it is time for me to implement them or stop daydreaming about it.

It’s time to put into action.

Almost all of the photographs on this blog are my own so if you’ve been around you’ve seen them.  In case you are new…here’s a new one!


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Story {5 Minute Friday}

What is the story behind this picture?  Is it a father and daughter?  A mother and son?  Is it a couple in love?  A couple in the midst of celebration?  In the midst of tragedy?

Every picture has a story. Some say a picture is worth a 1,000 words.  Is this one?  You bet.

Documenting our story through pictures is a wonderful way to remember exciting, monumental moments in our lives.  I’ve always wanted to be a photographer.  In my dreams I’m working professionally as a photographer.  As in any other profession there are ups and downs to any job.

The story behind this photograph is a man and woman.  A husband and wife.  In the midst of tragedy.

I had the honor of photographing a friend just after she’d delivered, at 19 weeks, her stillborn baby. The baby she’d been praying about for months already.  It was a very emotional night.  Her little tiny baby boy was perfect….10 fingers, 10 toes, perfectly formed mouth, nose, eyes, ears, just beautiful.

The glorious moments of your story are typically photographed.  Weddings, graduations, babies, first days of school among them.   These sad, tragic moments are sometimes just as important to photograph because they are part of your story.


This post is linked up Gypsy Mama for 5 Minute Friday.

Five Minute Friday

What is 5 Minute Friday?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt: “Story” with no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link to Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

So…what’s your story?

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