For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.

1Corinthians 13:12 NRSV

Seeing in a mirror dimly. These words reflect my feelings in this shining as an author business. So little light and clarity. Ignorance paving the way of my walk into marketing, professional headshots, and radio interviews.

The story of the headshots continues as I attempt to share reflections of myself with those who read my words. My own ignorance delaying the process even more.

The link to the edited photos arrived. I went through them briefly, but it was a busy season. Really no time to deal with them properly… or so I thought.

Weeks later, the time felt right. I sat down to boldly face my images, download them to my computer, post a few here, add to my story as I said I would… only to discover the link no longer worked!

Important note for those who have professional photos taken: The link to your photos has an expiration date. Who knew? Well not me.

Humbly I emailed the photographer to tell her my error… my delay… and graciously, in her own timing, she re-established access for me.

Oh the things we learn in the walking in shadows of new ways!

When again I could access my photos I didn’t waste time. Didn’t wait for my timing, but took the time, to download all on both laptop and flashdrive.

Lesson: When the door opens, walk through before it CLOSES!

Learning along the way of a new journey reveals places of darkness, but by His grace He provides light.

My messy corner…
Reflecting on my front porch…
On the back porch…

[Headshots by Kayla Jan Photography]

A few of the shots shared here as part of my story in learning to shine. But here’s the disclaimer, this is the best version of my ordinary. The messy corner after two hours of cleaning, the front and back porches swept and cleared of spider webs. The author at her best, at least as good as it gets.

Most days the ordinary is much more ordinary. His glory shining dimly through one who feels like she’s mostly walking in the dark. Step by step. Following where He leads. Often into very messy… uncomfortable… places.

Yes, for now we see only dimly: His glory, our purpose, and the places where He leads us. But one day. There will be no dark. no messy. no fear. no ignorance.

We. Will. See. Clearly.

And reflect Him perfectly.

And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light…

Revelation 22:5 NRSV

How is He calling you to reflect His glory in new ways?

How do you deal with the dimly lit? the shadows of walking in unknown ways?

[ Feature Image Photo by Devon Janse van Rensburg on Unsplash ]

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