Several weeks ago, my parents asked me to write an original poem as Santa’s prayer to God about Christmas. When children understand that Santa gives gifts in honor of God’s gift to us all, it’s a launchpad to involving them in “secret giving” to friends, family, and those in need. Here’s what I came up with.
The concept of Santa kneeling before the figure of baby Jesus is one my parents absolutely love. I’ve tried to capture this image twice in previous years, but as my photography skill improved, I was finally able to create the image I had in my head all along.
This past weekend, I had the immense pleasure of photographing the wedding of my niece, Beth. My wedding gift to Beth and Aaron was the photography, but I wanted to give them something tangible before the ceremony. Beth’s flowers were calla lilies, and while in California with Jim the week prior, I spotted two lone calla lilies in the gardens of the Winchester Mystery House. As I fired up my macro lens, I knew immediately I would use the photos to create something for Beth and Aaron. This is the result.
I came across this saying on Pinterest a while ago, and knew I wanted to do something with it.
This hangs in my studio as a reminder; I don’t have to have it all figured out, because God is the one in control.
Layout from my album “Savor”, created as part of class “ABC Inspiration”.
“Worship God wholeheartedly.” Layout from my album “Savor”, created as part of class “ABC Inspiration”.
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