I had a place to create order and routines, a space to support not just my people, but the guests of the Airbnb. And the Paradise Valley and Livingston, MT offered everything we needed, within a 20 mile stretch of highway.
Five summers ago was a very significant summer. We had just uprooted our lives in the United States and living a good story became another way to phrase the kind of life I wanted. Of course, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Obedience, sacrifice, confession, repentance these are deeply personal spiritual practices, best shared in a trusted community. Unfortunately these practices and postures of the heart can become yokes that people are pressured into bearing. But condemnation, fear of failure, inadequacy is not how the Spirit moves us into spiritual discipline.
Photographing my heart's joy and delight, it's what I do. But as my "delights" grow and move to independence, as they have experiences completely apart from me, in such healthy and beautiful ways, I guess I'll content myself with photographing the morning snow.