Light, Camera, Action…

Great light is crucial for most photographers. As an amateur, I regularly seek proper lighting.  Photographers lust after and chase after just the right light well aware of the role it plays for noteworthy images.

God’s Light is no different. It is crucial for us. We may not readily recognize it but God’s illumination and revelation are what we crave to reach our full potential.

This year, I decided I want to do more than chase light.

I want to create it.

So, I enrolled in an annual photography class that meets next week. It is the same class I’ve considered the past two years but never dared rearranged my schedule to attend.

One of my best friends posted New Year’s Day, “Nothing changes when nothing changes.”

I will talk less and listen more. I will allow God to lead me instead going my own way. I will rearrange my priorities.

These are a few things I’m doing differently to avail myself to more of God’s Light this year.

Some would say my goals are unnecessary.

And they are, for salvation.

Featured Image -- 2230 Still, what I have to gain far exceeds my efforts, just as the work required to create an image doesn’t feel like “work” when the desired photograph is successfully captured.

I want to develop into all God wants of me.

Nothing changes when nothing changes.

Choose to change.

Circumstances may appear unchangeable, yet, altering our attitudes, expectations and actions often allows miracles to find us.

Start small and keep going.

And should you stop, choose to begin again.

May we all see good God’s Light in 2016.

Happy New Year!

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27: 1 NKJV

By Lilka Finley Raphael

Author, Editor, Gardner, Photographer, Pharmacist


  1. Happy New Year Lilka, enjoy the photography class! My mother got me a new camera last year and an online photography class for my birthday…I need to action it! You already take beautiful photos, can’t wait to see what else you share! Have a wonderful weekend my friend 🙂

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  2. It’s amazing how people can think there is no God, and yet it is clear He is all around us. He created the beauty of nature, and if you only look, you will see His presence everywhere. Beautiful article!

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  3. LOVE this quote: “Circumstances may appear unchangeable, yet, altering our attitudes, expectations and actions often allows miracles to find us.” Beautiful! Can I quote you on my site (with a link back to yours)??

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    1. Hi there Dawn. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment. My site is always open to quotes, reblogs and the like. I’m just the messenger 😉 I even don’t mind people using the photos as long as its notated that I’m the photographer. Take care and B Blessed! 🙂

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  4. I’m going to have to reblog this one Lilka! “Nothing changes when nothing changes,” a noteworthy quote worth remembering! Good luck with your class…


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      1. I would love that, Lilka! I always look forward to reports from the “Garden!” Keep up the good work my dear friend…


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  5. “Nothing changes when nothing changes” This is a very true statment, and I thank you Lilka for sharing this very inspiring and encouraging New Year post. Happy New Year to you and yours my sister.


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