lavender butterfly

fragrant tranquiliTEA
pour me a second cup


BEaUtiful child
you are My butterfly
always in My hands

do not be afraid of that which tries to clip your wings
it is impossible

Our lives are in his hands…
Psalm 66:9

watercolor by Knysh Ksenya

a beautiful mess

how trying this season has been.
how all the more beautiful.

reposting this photograph
a closer look


renaming it
not a perfect mess
a beautiful mess

in life’s messes
i seemed to have lost my way
a tad
our Compass never loses us

I’d like to share what I’m reading, Meditation on Both Sides of the Camera, by Valerie K. Isenhower.  So much of this book echoes what I’ve expressed here before, precious reminders for every Light chaser and storyteller, for all.

A few notes I jotted down:

(An artist is a nourisher and a creator who knows that during the act of creation there is collaboration.  We do not create alone. Madeleine L’Engle)

The Spirit walks with us as we move out into the world as artists and storytellers.

We are also pilgrims on a journey that is not always easy.  When we open ourselves to the creative presence of the Spirit, we uncover vulnerable places in our soul.  Places of pain and hurt, places of deep joy, places of uncertainty and lack of confidence can all rise up unexpectedly in the creative process. 

The same Spirit who offers creative presence also joins us as a companion and comforter for the journey.

The spiritual journey of photography from beginning to end is like breathing life into the stories of our photographs and our souls. Valerie K. Isenhower

we are all pilgrims
may we journey on
breathing life …inspiring