Christ is in my camera. I know…it’s weird. However, when I am looking for the gifts that surround me all I have to do is look. And, when I look I see beauty. I often run to get our camera…the big one. My husband insisted on a nice camera a year or so ago, and what a smart man he is.
Our camera takes really stunning pictures, and it allows me to zoom in on the beauty of our boys, our home, and the wonders of God’s glory in nature and experiences in action. This week I was on edge. I was grumpy. Short on sleep, high on stuff to do…I try to slow…get the camera out and take photos of the gifts.
Ann Voskamp encourages people to count the gifts. I stumbled upon her book , and her blog about four years ago when our second son was born. It was God’s perfect timing. I needed comfort of counting. I was overwhelmed as a mom of another child, and I needed to simplify my faith journey by counting the gifts of grace God has placed in my life. I started my own blog, and I counted my 1,000 gifts. God blessed me through that process, and I still count them through photos, in my head, and we are starting a second hard copy book in a journal my sweet sister in law sent to me. Our children are joining in as they count gifts too. The comfort of these photos this week are remarkable…Christ is in a camera:
Today I’m linking up with other sisters in Christ at Lisa Jo Baker’s blog.
Thank you Lisa Jo and Ann for being moms that encourage me to cling to the good stuff in life.