Oh the magic of photoshop, funky wire gone in a snap 🙌🏼 ... waiting for these scans to come back was like 4 year old me waiting for Christmas. @richardphotolab you never disappoint and you’re always so much faster than I expect! Thanks for taking such good care of these family outing snaps. This was one of my first adventures with #portra800 - it may be a new fav!
If you’re from the Twin Cities, then you know @treadleyardgoods is the place to get gorgeous fabric. I’ve been stashing this beautiful liner away for years, waiting for the perfect occasion to use it. On it’s way to Santorini next month for a gorgeous seaside elopement with @avecweddings and @mollycarrphotography
In the Old Testament, Samuel sets up a stone to remind the people of a time God provided for them, a time He saved them from defeat. In my early twenties, I went through a 4 year long season of extreme anxiety, doubt and depression, I had always been an incredibly positive, hopeful person but I just couldn’t seem to find my way back to that place. Anxiety medication didn’t do a thing and there wasn’t really anything specific to point to as the cause. .
While I was living in Côte d’Ivoire, I was probably sobbing on her kitchen floor, wondering when this dark-night-of-the-soul would finally be done and a friend told me to start creating ‘Eben-ezers’, “What on earth is that? Like from that old hymn??” I wondered. “Think of all the times God has provided for you, when He came through for you, when you could feel His arms wrapped around you. Make a list, take out that list when you start to feel anxious and remember Him, remember the ways He has proven His love for you, that He’s got you.” .
She told me how people used to build pillars of stone to remember God’s faithfulness to them. Sometimes people are my Eben-ezers, I remember the people who He has brought into my life who were significant - you know those people who believed in you when you were first beginning? Or stayed with you while you were a hot mess? .
I am so thankful for these people, the way God knew when I needed them, and how He works His love throughout my life through those people. This is really just a long way to say that this picture reminds me of one of those people, who believed in me and encouraged me when I first started my career in calligraphy, thanks for being you @ashleyfoxdesigns !