I'm a wedding and portrait photographer living in Vancouver, BC with my husband Randy. I photographed my first wedding when I was only 17 years old - and I've photographed over 200 weddings since! I am an avid bookworm, lover of green tea, pretty nail polish & my Labradoodle Harley. Thanks for visiting!
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Our Love Story
I’ve been wrestling lately with self-doubt and comparison.
It’s easy to get sucked into both as a creative business owner in a crowded photography marketplace. It’s also easy to get caught up in questions about the future as newlyweds living in North America’s most expensive city. I know the pressure sitting on my shoulders isn’t biblical. Not that it is sinful to feel it, by any means, but I know it’s not God’s best for me. I’m a Christian and I believe that Jesus came and saved me from my sin, self-doubt and comparison. He took my place and gave me life, peace, hope and joy. It doesn’t mean I always live in that joy… but it means I always have the opportunity to access it. It’s my choice.
Last week, my husband Randy and I were in Arizona with my parents and his mom, enjoying the hot hot weather (How do you Arizonians do it, by the way? Your late October is our hottest day in August) and enjoying quality time together. Whenever we have time off together, Randy and I love to ask the big questions. Why are we here? What is our purpose as a couple? How do we honour Jesus with our life and our decisions and our time and our finances?
Last month at Revolution Movement (youth and young adults of CLA) we were working through a series called High 5. Five weeks, every week consisting of five speakers with five minutes to speak on a given topic. Acts 2 was our main scripture, focusing on the five things the early church devoted themselves to. “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers… And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.”
I’ve felt a stirring in my heart lately to write on prayer. Writing about faith always feels like sketchy territory. I am fearful you will either a) assume I have it all together, or b) even worse, assume I think I have it all together. So let’s clear this up: I don’t have it all together. For the stats lovers out there, if I translated my “togetherness” into a percentage, it would be in the neighbourhood of 0.6%. So with my 0.6%, here you go: a personal, practical look into prayer.