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Focus: God’s Beauty through the Shutter.

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I’ve been in a photography mode lately; playing with different photography manipulation tools.

This quite frankly distracts me from writing, which I actually get paid to do! =D Thank God for residules!

However, in all of my frustration with my  …… issues  {this is how I may refer to my heart for awhile, simply because I will not be persuaded to own these diagnosis’.}, it feels as if it is the only thing I can keep my mind focused on.

Let me clarify why I won’t speak or type the diagnosis’ any more than I have already. My Christain walk is Faith driven. I view myself a a woman strong in faith. I know without doubt that God built me for this. With all that I have gone through in life, and like too many, I have experienced too much tragedy. My …… will not be one of those tragedies. I know that I am healed, I know my God has this in hand and will turn all of it to good, because I love Him and am called according to His purposes.

 God said that by Jesus’ stripes we were healed, and that He (God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus) was not a man that He should lie, therefore I take my Father God at His Infallible Word. 🙂 So the fact is:

“God sent His Word and delivered me from ALL destruction.” Psalm 107:20

Back to the photography.

In my frustration and depression? disappointment? discouragement? with the …… I seek out beauty, in my disciplined effort to ‘look to higher things’…God things.

One of those things are Photography and Inspirational sites/blogs.

Beauty and God…they are basically one, and He has created individuals to provide our senses with the necessary “Light” to endure our trails. God tells us:

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
   where does my help come from?  Psalm 121:1


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Through a friend on Facebook, when she posted her engagement pictures, I was drawn to…

 Kelly Sauer Photography and  Kelly Langner Sauer, her blog.

There I found beauty and light and joy, on this very trying day, week, month of my 

“You see, within the beauty before me I seek healing. In my healing I experience beauty before me.”

Changing my mind ~ Improving my Life.

Blessings Loves ♥

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Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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