Letting Your Story Become a Bridge That Leads Others to Christ
Pictures in or around Paris, France
A few years later, I began to pursue another passion of mine, photography, something that I had longed to do even before I ever thought that I would be called to write. As I did, I began to wonder how this pursuit fit in with that deep desire that God had given me to testify to Him and to inspire others to do the same. Well, It didn't take long for God to show me how and He did so through 3 little words. Sitting in one of my first photography classes the teacher looked up at us and defined what photography meant, "writing with light." That was it; that is all it took. For, I had already spent years of my life writing with Light, through written words. Yet through that journey, God had even shown me that we can testify to Him through more than words, through any of our God-given talents, through art, song, and dance. I began to see that God wasn't done calling me to write with Light, but that He was just calling me to do so another way. After all, we have all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words.
When I was younger I wanted to be a National Geographic Photographer. I loved to travel and I wanted to do so taking pictures that told a story. Well, I never became a National Geographic Photographer but I did travel, and I took pictures. God knew the desire of my heart for He had placed it there. I will never forget one particular moment, for it was the moment that God brought this childhood desire back to my mind. I was sitting on a horse in rural China looking down at a little child getting water from a stream. The image before me looked exactly like one that you would have seen in a National Geographic Magazine. I took the picture.
God has allowed me to travel all over this world and I have seen views of His splendor so great that all I can do is praise Him so much for inspiring me to share my pictures with you now. It is such a joy to be able to share more of my story with you through pictures, through pictures I take daily and also through pictures that I have taken throughout the years as I have journeyed with Jesus, The Light. Most of all, it is my deepest honor to be able to be a part of your lives as well, helping to capture your stories as you too journey through this life.
I am always adding more pictures and stories to my photo blog, so please visit again soon!
My Story: Writing with Light
Like a lot of people, I didn't believe that I had a story worth sharing, a story that would impact lives. That is until that surprising day when God called me to write my testimony. That day, with fingers pressed upon the keys of my laptop, I embarked on a journey that forever changed my life. Over the course of a few years, as I wrote, God began to orchestrate the events of my life in order to paint a beautiful picture demonstrating His desire for the world to know Him more through our stories. He showed me that as the Light of the world, that He wanted to shine through me, through my story.
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
- Jesus words in John 8:12
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."
- Jesus words in Matthew 5: 14-16
Pictures taken in China