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The story began on Christmas 1985 when I was just nine years old. I received my first camera as a gift that year. It was film, of course. One of those old-fashioned rectangular Kodak cameras, I’m quite sure. $10? $15? $20 max? Who knows how much that camera cost. I might not have known it…

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Recently, I received an email from a photography client who loved the photos I took of her family, but…ummm…herself? Not so much. She went on to describe WHY she didn’t like herself in the photos and what specific action she needed to take to remediate that problem next time they take family photos. The funny thing is, I…

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  • JanaDecember 2, 2016 - 9:13 pm

    This is so good, Amy – and so true! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

Our timelines rarely coincide with God’s. We want life to go faster. Or slower. We wish this would happen. Or that. We want to press forward. Quicker. We wish we could go back in time. And do it again. We dream of better days, longer days, days fuller, days lighter. We dream, scheme and believe BIG,…

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  • Rachel ArntsonDecember 14, 2015 - 12:33 am

    What an amazing trip! Thank you for sharing. It makes me anxious to go back again someday. We will see.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole BobdaSeptember 18, 2015 - 5:55 pm

    Amy, I’m so so excited for you!! Thank you for sharing this, especially about God’a timing vs our timing. I LOVE Africa, but have never been to Kenya. So excited for you to have this experience. I believe it will be AMAZING!! Really looking forward to seeing your pictures and reading about your trip. God is with you!ReplyCancel

  • Christy DavisSeptember 16, 2015 - 7:45 pm

    sooooooooo excited for you! God’s going to blow your socks off and I am so encouraged by your YES! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kris NeffSeptember 16, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    Beautiful story from an amazing lady! 100% support you in every way! You filled my eyes with tears at your humble nature and such a spirit of loving all humanity. God only chooses the best for his work Amy, he knows what he is doing. Trust and Obey.

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    • AmySeptember 16, 2015 - 6:12 pm

      Thank you, Kris. Your words are humbling and honoring to my heart, my mind and my soul. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read, and to leave words of encouragement. God bless.ReplyCancel

Today, I honor the 10-year-old girl who asked for a camera in 1986, got one for Christmas, and never stopped carrying it around from that day forward. Today, I pay tribute to the dreams of the high school student, the college student who quietly included photography on a list of possible career aspirations, but quickly decided NO – photography’s not…

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  • Tom BaunsgardAugust 9, 2015 - 3:18 am

    Congratulations AmyReplyCancel

I took a risk. I knew I needed to. I’d been following the fundraising race announcements on the nonprofit organization’s Facebook page for weeks. Something told me I was supposed to go. Something told me I was supposed to race. Something told me I needed to be there. Something whispered. Take a risk. Ask. Just…

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  • Carol FemlingJune 14, 2015 - 4:47 pm

    Sounds like a day that I’d ENJOY!! I’m so glad that you were able to do this, Amy! I’d love to see the pictures sometime. 🙂ReplyCancel

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