"We have never been called to define God, we have been called to behold Him." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

Moment in Time Photography - Blog

April 30, 2011


 There are days where I wish God would stop the sun in the sky and give me another hour (or three).

Days where that extra time would be used to savour the moments of enjoyment and delight and to finish off everything that really, truly does need to get finished before I fall into bed tonight.

Today is one of those days.

Between Alexandra's dance lesson, an unexpected trip to the walk-in clinic, the Folklore Festival (at which Alexandra was dancing), making (and decorating) cupcakes, buying groceries, finishing a stuffed, knitted owl and a crochet hat I'm not really sure where my head is today.

But I do know that God has His hand all over today.

In every little thing, and in every little moment and I am grateful that I can see that.

I can see Him in the way my daughter smiles and giggles on stage, in the way that (by His grace) I didn't snap in my hunger induced impatience and the fact that I am excited for all that needs to still be done tonight.

Living in the moment.

Enjoying what I am doing right now (in this case typing a blog when there are better things on my to-do list
that should be being accomplish....but this is my sanity check....I digress!)

And not stressing about what still needs to be accomplished.

April 27, 2011


There are times when there are no words.

To find the right ones to convey all the is going all.

All the goodness,



All the moments of weakness,

the smashing of idols,

the reminders to stop and find joy in each moment.

It is at those times, that I am thankful for my camera. 

For God who lets me look through the lens and see Him.

April 26, 2011

i heart faces - Pets

Our family went for a hike at a Provincial Park near where we live yesterday and we just happened to stumble across this sweet little squirrel eating his lunch!
The kids thought it was great and it was perfect timing for the pet photo contest over at i heart faces.
Check out all the other pet faces!

I Heart Faces - Photography Challenges and Photo Tutorials

April 22, 2011

In the Eye of the Beholder

I look at these, and I see beauty.

Despite the rust and deflated tires.

Despite the broken windows and dents in the body work.


I look at this truck and in many ways, it reminds me of me.

I am broken.

I am sinful.

I am struggling to live my life for Jesus.

But He looks at me and sees beauty.

He sees who I am becoming.

He looks at me through eyes of love.

And His sight, it is changed by the blood shed on the cross so I could be redeemed.

God BOUGHT me (you!) back.

He paid the price for His creation so that we may choose to love Him, live for Him, follow Him.

And when the world looks at me and sees brokenness, weakness, pride and selfishness - for I trip and fall.

God sees beauty clothed in white.

Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.

April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

One Proud Little Boy!

Two nights ago I cut the tip off his soother. Owen looked at it and informed me that there was a "big hole", he set it on the pillow beside him and that was the end of that. He went two nights (and one nap) without it so yesterday evening after dinner we went up to Zellars and he got to choose his 'big boy' treat.

He was SO proud walking up and down the aisles carrying clenching his soother in his fist. After much thought, he settled on the rocket ship.

At the cash, the lady looks at him and says "You have your sucky, shouldn't you have left that at home?" so I smile and explain what is happening and she climbs on the band wagon making a B.I.G deal about it.

Owen hands her the rocket ship, then hands her the money (he insisted on paying), gets the change and hands her the soother. She looked at me and said "Are you sure?"

YUP! It's time. Mommy Owen is ready to let it go.

She took the rocket out of the package for him and he flew it all the way to Metro at the other end of the mall so we could go and he could choose an ice cream (the other part of his treat).

He even forgot to be shy and was telling everyone about giving his soother to the lady and getting the rocket and ice cream.

Let me tell you, it was the best $6.00 I have spent in, probably ever!

There is one proud little boy, and one happy-sad mommy in our house tonight.