Ratio Christi Symposium in Denver, Colorado

It was such a brief visit, I really wish that I’d had more time, but I’m happy to be back home for the holidays and I even got a brief visit with my boyfriend after he took his LSAT in town. So overall safe travels and I’m resting up.

Such joy filled me as I saw just how many people took time out of their busy schedules to come together and celebrate the work we’re doing on campuses to protect kids and teach them the truth. We introduced a new logo for the ministry, and discussed coming together “With One Voice,” which was the theme of the symposium.

Here are some shots of the group, and the beautiful Denver sky the evening that we had supper together after lessons and worship.

We’re pressing forward into the giving season and hoping for a bountiful harvest of support that will carry the work that we’re doing into next year and beyond.

Soli Deo Gloria!

-M

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Autumn in the Neighborhood

It was a gorgeous day and I couldn’t miss a lovely walk in the noon day sun. God has been so kind to me in these recent months and I adore this season that He designed. All of my favorite colors together.

“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

-Matthew  9:37-38

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Lyrics Without Melody

P1010051Sometimes I wake up in the early hours of the morning or late in the middle of the night having read Scripture and a phrase of poetry–usually jut one phrase, pops into my head and I must write it down. This morning I was listening to some worship music and what ensued was something that I would relate to the structure of a song, but I’m rubbish at composing melody. So if you’d like to try, I’d welcome the collaboration.

It started out with “I’d starve myself before I’d bow down.” Here’s the rest of it. I don’t have a name for it either…

 

Ignoring death, drink holds my need,

Screen’s glow, only god I’ve known,

Stitches unseen riddled all through me,

I’d starve myself before I’d bow down. 

 

I am darkness, I am fear, 

I am shattered, no one near,

I am selfish, I am lost,

I am blind, who cares the cost?

 

I am fine, I am fine, I am fine, I’m not fine. 

 

The pages say that it’s not okay,

To banish all dependency,

Someone died to take my pain,

Paid my debt and made me free.

 

He is daylight, He is love

He is battle-scarred, He sees,

He is whole, already won,

I don’t know Him, He knows me.

 

He is good, He is good, He is God, I’m not good. 

 

Oh God, what have I done,

With all these years on earth?

How could you forgive this one

Life of shadow since my birth?

 

He says, “Be still, call off your fight.

I’ve heard every night you’ve cried.

It won’t be easy to stay in the light,

but I’m right here, by your side.” 

 

Lord, you are safety, you are truth,

Full forgiven, I am moved,

My heart to you, I’ll forever bind,

I am yours, you are mine.

 

You are mine, you are mine, I am yours, I’m just fine. 

I am yours, stay by my side. 

 

-M

 

 

Easter

The thing that I love about photography is that it allows me to relive a moment when I was able to experience a piece of art so magnificent that it couldn’t be replicated with paint or even computer engineering. It is a caught ray of light in a world of din and gray–like a firefly that seeks shelter indoors during a storm.

Tomorrow we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ–a commemoration of a real historical event that renders us (Christians) close to bursting with jubilee. Whereas we remember it as the pinnacle of God’s saving grace and love for us, others see it as a glorious hoax. Millennia have been spent arguing the theology and historicity of a carpenter who claimed to be God during the Roman occupation of the western world, and no matter how strong the argument, ultimately it’s up to the individual to choose to believe or not.

I cannot help but believe. The rocks cry out in evidence. The more I study nature and try to capture its glory, the more I am convinced that not only is there a God, but there is a God who loves us dearly. Over a decade of personal theological study aside, I hear the sound of a waterfall and the songs of birds and it makes me want to sing too. Had I never cracked open a history book or read up on world views and systematic theology, I would still have looked upon a sunset and felt in my heart and someone designed it for us.

New Job — Back in Action

I just accepted a new position as a full-time photographer M-F, so my weekends have opened up for my own projects again.

And boy am I excited to make some art again!

I’ll be shooting head shots and more, and have invested in more studio equipment so I’ll be updating you guys as I go.

For now, here’s a fun shot of me being ridiculous with makeupsplit

Rock Bouncing Media

I’m new to the whole culture of rock bouncing, but apparently it’s a lot of fun involving suped-up buggies and all-terrain vehicles. Sponsors, competitors, and families gather together for weekends of races and advertising.

My cousin and her husband lead C&C Racing, with the title group “Hot Shot.”

I had the opportunity to design their poster for this weekend’s convention–in about two hours.

Hope they’re having fun. If I have any luck, I’ll be there to photograph the next event!

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