Using our talents for good

Erma Bombeck once said, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I had not a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.'”

Talent is a gift from God.  I believe He so blesses us so that we can find a unique way to contribute to the world in which we live.  So that we can all fit within the people around us, our strengths filling their weaknesses and theirs filling ours.

My talent is seeing life through an eye piece.  I have always been the girl that lugged the camera around, afraid of missing a moment.  Before a very bulky and expensive DSLR, there were tiny point and shoots hiding in the diaper bag, in my glove box…just in case.

I am proud to be a member of several amazing organizations that gather us photographers and call upon us to use those God-given talents to help others.  Please feel free to visit the links and check them all out.  And if you know a family in need of their services, put them in contact with me and I can point them in the right direction.

I picture Hope http://ipicturehope.camilledenae.com/ offers free sessions to women touched by breast cancer… from newly diagnosed to seasoned survivor.  Strength is beautiful!

Red thread sessions http://www.redthreadsessions.com/  celebrates the gift of adoption through no cost photography for adoptive families.  What a beautiful gift to capture! Adoption is so near to my heart, as I am sure one day my family will add a sibling or two by adopting, and I am thrilled to photograph these new, blessed families!

Inspiration through art (formerly the littlest hero’s project) http://www.inspirationthroughart.org/ pairs photographers with families touched by childhood illness and/or disability, as well as parents of angel babies.  An amazing organization that celebrates the beauty of all of God’s children.

Use your own special talent to the best of your ability!

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