the morning with one way ministries started out much like the ones before it had. children laughed hysterically at adults as adults found a way to act hysterically with the the children they were engaging.
but as the music slowed to the level of a lullaby, a tragic reality crept onto the scene. the […]
“speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” -proverbs 31:8-9
i think i know them each well enough to know that they don’t desire public praise of any sort, but it’s impossible […]
as we drove in a warm, crowded van from the airport to the house we would call home for the next week, i tried desperately to take in every detail of what was passing by my window. i had seen that kind of poverty before in ethiopia, but somehow the miles of tin shacks and […]
the skies were dark with rain and loud with thunder, but when i snuck in the front door of their house yesterday, the atmosphere in their home couldn’t have been any more different. peace and warmth surrounded my every step, and the smell of sweet lavender filled the air.
the work is piled high and there’s no shortage of things to do around here. but on this day, i’m taking time away from it all to celebrate one of the most beautiful and gifted little ladies i’ve ever known. her life is a treasure to our family, and her heart is a blessing to […]
most people these days know us best as allison and anna, wedding photographers, but our relationship goes far beyond the continual nikon vs. canon banter we share. i’ve marveled at times at how she knew which lens i wanted before i even asked for it or how she could look at me from across the […]
one of the most unique blessings of living in birmingham is the sheer number of adoptive families that we’re surrounded by everyday. when we started micah’s adoption, we didn’t know another soul who had traveled that same international path, but now in our church alone we’ve got friends with children adopted from uganda, china, […]
there are those particularly sweet times in this little business of mine when i’m invited into the most intimate moments of a family’s life. a wedding, a birth…or in the case of the kelley family, a years-long journey that is so deeply personal that i continually sit in awe that they’ve trusted me with the […]