Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Marissa copy

This is my friend Marissa. We met a couple of years ago at a photography class in Olympia, WA. We kept in touch through the wonders of Facebook. And having made the happy discovery that we live less than an hour apart, we meet every now and then for a photoshoot to practice this thing called portraiture. Next week we’re going to another photography class. I’m excited.

P.S. Check her work out at http://marissabphotography.zenfolio.com/

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Portrait of a Saturday Evening


Sometimes you need to be still


with a dear friend


and reflect on what God has done


and what He is doing.


The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
You hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.
Psalm 16:5-6



Nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily beautiful. Which is to say, beauty is in and of itself a great and glorious good, something we need in large and daily doses (for our God has seen fit to arrange this). Nature at the height of its glory shouts, Beauty is Essential! revealing that Beauty is the essence of God. … Beauty reminds us of an Eden we have never known, but somehow know our hearts were created for. … It haunts us with eternity. Beauty says, There is a glory calling you. And if there is a glory, there is a source of glory. What great goodness could have possibly created this? What generosity gave us this to behold? Beauty draws us to God.
~ Captivating, John and Stasi Elderedge

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek after:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
~Psalm 27:4