What a stewardship . . . 

I really dislike having my picture taken.  For much of my life I have avoided being the subject of the camera and rather am often the one capturing our family trips, activities and jaunts. 

And then one day a good friend, talented photographer, and fellow mother, shared with me that she had very few pictures from her childhood with her mother.  I could tell that the lack of pictures bothered her.  I was convicted.  I knew that aside from my pregnancy photos I had very few pictures of me and my oldest daughter.  I didn’t like the way I looked, mostly because of my weight and so avoided photos.  I realized how selfish this was and how my avoidance may impact my girls.  I also realized how these choices were in direct contrast to how God has called me to live confident in His love, grace and my calling as a mother.

In the last two years I’ve purposed to have my picture taken with my girls as often as possible as part of my legacy for them.

  
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own . . . 

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬


I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people . . . 

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  
. . . give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 

1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭18‬ NIV

 

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 

Psalm‬ ‭139‬:‭14‬ NIV

  

And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?

‭‭Esther‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬