Woman

A Woman Worth More than Rubies

As a woman I love jewels. Especially the bright candy-colored one.  A woman labeled and considered worth more than rubies catches my attention too. Who is this woman? She is someone her husband has confidence in. She brings him only good. She knows how to find a good deal when out shopping. And she knows how to make things from material at home so that she is saving money. She is not lazy and she keeps her home nice and neat and provides good nutritious meals for her family. It seems that she is also an entrepreneur, as she buys and sales things and earns a modest income in order to clothe her family in finery.   She seems to be a modern-day woman except that she was born closer to 3000 years ago. I do not think that she could survive in the world we live today. We live such fast-paced lives, plugged…

Photography

Questions and Answers when Hiring a Photographer

I am a photographer. This is not my day job, but I have been in the industry for over 16 years.  As a photographer, I run into some preconceptions that I would like to help you sort out. Photography is an art very similar to someone who paints. Photographers do not just take a picture and it’s ready to go. We have to sit in front of the computer for hours sometimes, and there is a lot of work behind the scenes that takes our time away from family and other tasks. So when you see a quote from a photographer please know that it isn’t just the hour or two we spent with you but also the editing time as well as other overhead like SD cards and DVDs along with the upkeep of our equipment. I broke one of my good lenses at a wedding last year that put me…

Adoptions

Divine Appointments

Do you ever feel that you are in the right place at the right time? And do you wonder why it seems that the person or persons that you randomly meet sometimes have a special knowledge about you that they should not have, or by meeting them you gain insight into a whole new realm? I’ve heard it called “coincidence”  But I believe that many times, more often we have experienced a “divine appointment”. I think that this verse sums it up.  Isaiah 30:21 (NIV) 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” 

Adoptions

Miscarriage, Our Story of Loss and Hope

“I’m sorry, but there is no heartbeat, I believe your baby has passed”…… There is no a way to describe how these words feel exactly. I felt an emptiness and a longing. I was not able to breathe and my heart seemed to have stopped too. It was my worst fear realized. It was a nightmare. I just wanted to wake up from it. It was the begging of a journey, but I did not know what the journey would look like.