There is nothing more gratifying than crafted words with beautiful similes quickening the heartbeat of the reader. But, lately I have not given it the time I should to tell you stories from my life here on Bailey Pond. Sometimes, your art needs a rest.
Volunteering for (in)courage small groups has turned into a real job. I have been working for (in)courage for the past few weeks, which is a dream job for me. I even had the honor of writing a blog post for them! How great is that? Helping women become who God has created them to be is my passion in life, and that is part of what we do.
Behind the scenes is the same as the front. There is love, grace and encouragement as we do what needs to be done to bring women into community.
I still find great gratification in creating images; and, in my mind I know the story of each picture. I know the bee that flew past just before the shutter opened and closed. I hear the coyote pups yelping deep in the woods, and I inhale the fragrance of sweet grass as my feet bend and press it as I walk past. God never ceases to take my breath away with His art. The beauty of the pasture, the wildflowers, and the geese making themselves right at home on the patio thrills me.
So right now, instead of trying to craft words to describe the beauty, may I show you images of life around Bailey Pond?
Oh, by the way, I’m thinking about beginning a link-up of your photos of the week. Would you be interested? A picture and a story? Let me know what you think.
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Love your images, friend. So sorry to have left so much of the (in)couragers behind the scenes work to you – I owe you a truckload of goodies. Thank you for serving with such grace and skill.
Oh Anna, this was not a complaint at all! I love doing it all. Please give your beautiful baby kisses for me
Love your images, Diane. And just love your heart for the (in)couragers groups. I’ve been so blessed by you. You are amazing and I know Karin and I are so grateful for your support of our Military Wives group. Much love.
Hi Diane… love all your words and images. Would love to come sit with you at the Bailey Pond and just soak in all God’s beauty. Do you know I have a small pond in front of my house too? Seems like we have lots in common. It is so cool to see what God has done with this dream that He’s planted in your heart. I love it! Love you!
Di= I LOVE your photography- it always blesses and cheers me- so I’d love some pics with some special Di wisdom 🙂
How exciting working at (in)courage- that shows me what I’ve already known- you;re up there with the best of them ~!
Beautiful as always, Diane. And your photos are gorgeous too 🙂
Glad to hear your time at (in)courage has been fruitful. There’s no better (in)courager than you!