Can I be Honest?

May 29, 2016

Can I be honest for a moment? Life is hard. Not just our life, I know yours is hard sometimes too.

Let me tell you about this photo.

bench buddies

It’s perfect.

There’s nothing about this photo I wish were different. Her smile is straight, she’s sitting up nicely, she’s confident, her outfit is on point…it’s just perfect.

What you don’t know is I took 200+ photos in several bursts on my iPhone. A couple turned out good, this one turned out perfect.

Life isn’t perfect though. Sometimes you’ll do something 200 times before you get it right. We as humans mess up countless times in a row, but then something beautiful happens, something comes together. A moment. A good one, and then all the other difficult moments of the day fade away because the good and beautiful moment can carry you farther than all the hard ones.

And hear this clearly: no one’s life is made up of perfect moments. My day is often a series of difficult, imperfect and sometimes gut wrenching moments that require strength that only comes from above in order to get through…and He gives me these moments, these perfect moments from Heaven to tell me that He understands and that He will sustain me to get through. This photo yesterday, that moment with Reagan, will carry me farther than the difficulty of our day to day. It will sail over my worry of the future, because it came from God and when He steps so gently into our chaos, I know…I know I will be OK. You will be OK too.


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  1. Daphne Kirk

    May 29th, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Exactly !

  2. Diane Rossi

    May 29th, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Needed this today and to be able to share with some people I am with. Your honesty is revealing, relevant, and a great reminder to keep our focus on the right things on God.

  3. Georgianna

    May 29th, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks again for your words of wisdom and encouragement. I know you just open your heart to let you know how the Lord keeps you going and focusing above the present circumstances but your honesty at the same time confronts us to see beyond the struggle we’re going through.

  4. Sharon

    May 29th, 2016 at 7:13 pm


  5. Lee Anne Leerdam

    June 28th, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Love this picture! Hope you are having a great summer.

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