Monday, April 16, 2012
You know the signs...an e-mail appears from someone you know, or someone you haven't heard from in a million years. You open it up and then realize it is for a nasty url address. I have dreaded the day when I would be taken advantage of, and this weekend it happened. My e-mail address sent out tons of inappropriate e-mails. Last night I couldn't help but think of people that do these type of things. What kind of perverted thrill does someone have to hack into an e-mail system and send out an e-mail to every address in there about disgusting topics? Do they really think it is funny? It is incredibly sad to me that someone would actually think what they did is comical. Maybe it is a power hungry thrill. Maybe they have been violated and feel the anger drawing them to hurt others. The enemy seeks people like this to do his work. It isn't surprising, but it still feels so wrong and horrible. I remember years ago late at night someone tried to scam us over the phone saying they needed help getting an airplane ticket because their Aunt suffered from epilepsy, fell down a flight of stairs, into a paint bucket, then it started raining and yellow polka-dots appeared on her forehead and kangaroo's were jumping all around them swiping their claws and angrily yelping to save them from the evil hippo that threatened their colony. At least that is the way I remember them saying it. What will people come up with next? Make sure your information is safe. Change your passwords often. Don't enter personal information unless you absolutely know it is safe. Be wise and guard your eyes, hearts, and homes.
Friday, April 13, 2012
My new photography site is under contruction!!!!! So if you have tried to reach it, I apologize. It is taking a lot of time and tweaking, but I am very excited to be at least half way done! I've taken a journey back to the beginning of Inspired by Grace in 2004 and watched how the Lord has grown my heart and passion for people and their stories. I have been given a tiny window into someone's life if only for that brief moment. It is a privelage to remember all these faces, dreams and hopes of my clients. God has blessed me and I pray I can continue showing off His creation through my lens.
Monday, April 02, 2012
The young woman's grace under duress inspired Carroll to design her dance as an ode to optimism and faith.
"Being in her presence makes me want to be a better person," Carroll said. "You can look on the brighter side of things and keep going. There's good that can come out of every situation."
Hope is the kind of person that literally lights up a room. I know people say this a lot, but I truly mean this. She is beautiful. There are a lot of people that waste their talents, testimonies, and life, but I know Hope is called to something deeper and she will not be afraid to figure out how to use her life for the best. Out of all the pieces performed yesterday, hers was the most tasteful, sincere and real. She didn't chose to dwell on the difficulties even she has faced, but she was able to look into the eyes and heart of someone else and love them. This shows what kind of person she is. If we can somehow follow the example of this young beautiful girl, we could bring Light into so many places that just need someone to believe with them. Thank you Hope for your blessing. I will treasure it forever.