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I have learned something about myself. I have a deep passion for photography, for capturing life and holding time, holding grace. There is something so magical about photography, something so internal I can’t completely comprehend it. Call me an over the top sentimentalist or romantic… but I can’t help it. When I am behind a camera I just feel in some way so connected with reality.

So, as I have come to understand my strange passion for photography I have been educating myself on it. I will be honest, I hate being an amateur and knowing so little. I want to automatically know how to take great photo’s, how to capture not only the moment but the feeling of the moment in my pictures. I know that it will take time, it is  a journey as is all of life.

So as I have grown {so little} in my photography education I have learned that…

I love bokeh!

Bokeh, bokeh, bokeh.

Love it.

Bokeh comes from a Japanese word boke which means “haze” or “blur”, which kinda sounds a little like my life right now, very blurry. Out of focus from where I am. A big haze-y mess.

The thing with bokeh is, it is beautiful, beautiful because it makes the object of focus stand out. Isn’t that what we are to do in these times of haze and blur, when we just don’t understand? Isn’t it meant to be beautiful, beautifully out of focus so that He will be beautifully in focus?

Oh, bokeh… a beautiful lesson in the lens of life and photography.

Darcy of Life with my 3 Boybarians is hosting a little Bokeh party. I thought I might join, make a quiet entrance through the back door… slip in unnoticed.

With a few pictures from around our little home, some just may have a little bokeh magic in them…


Like I said, I am an amateur… but by His grace one day I will actually know what I am doing… 😉

In the meantime, go visit Darcy and enjoy all the Bokeh!


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Merry Christmas!

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The holiday so many of us Christians struggle to understand how to celebrate in our convictions considering it’s pagan origins. I personally have struggled year after year with what I believe, my conscience uncomfortable in the midst of this “dark” day. I have prayed and meditated on God’s word concerning how we are to live out our faith in this pagan world, 1 Corinthians tells us to glorify God in everything we do… this applies of course to everyday and every holiday, including Halloween. There are so many creative way we can do this in whatever way we decide to celebrate or simply not celebrate this day… it opens many doors of opportunity to minister, display and relay the gospel. We forget that today is also the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the doors of the Roman Catholic Church whether you agree with his beliefs or not he reformed the church and has given us all religous freedom. Here are 2 very good articles concerning October 31st :

Christians and Halloween: Grace to You

Celebrating Reformation Day

and a lovely post by A Wise Woman Builds Her House on Reformation Day Celebration with lots of links.

Our commission is to reach into this dark pagan world we journey through and preach the good news of Christ. We have been entrusted with the truth and power of the gospel and today like any other we are to go out and proclaim it.

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Memorial Monday

What is today? I use to see it as just another day off work, out of school, a day where the world stopped together just to take a break, nothing more. I had no respect for the meaning of this day. In my family we never celebrated it as a day of observance of the ones who have and are still fighting for our freedom.  Today I am remembering my grandfather who fought in  WWII, Veitnam, and Korean, my husbands grandfathers who fought in WWII and many of our friends and families who have and are fighting in wars. For the wives who have husbands who are sacraficing a lot for their country and for all of the fallen heros who have sacraficed their lives for thier country, for me and for my family. Today I remember them.  

Remember that at 3pm today to stop for a moment of silence to remember them.

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Click here for the recipe. I am excited about doing these this year. Last year we were traveling and weren’t able to. It is going to be a wonderful family experience.

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