Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Ephesians 3:20-21

20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

Amy here:
I wanted to share a little about what this verse means to me and how I’ve seen the Lord follow through on His promises in my life. Kaz and I have prayed this prayer together many times, and every time we’ve heard someone else pray this pray we would hold our hands out symbolizing to the Lord that we are waiting and expecting Him to do great things. The last 2 years have probably been the hardest struggle in our life. We talked about and prayed about starting a family, and decided that it was time to start trying. About a year and half ago I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). This can mean many different things but in most cases makes it very difficult for someone to get pregnant and every case is different. My doctor encouraged me to try several different medicines and then after months of working together told me she could no longer help and the next route would be seeing a specialist at the fertility clinic. Kaz and I both were very skeptical going down that route(for numerous reasons) so we decided to just wait, pray, and struggle through this together.

Backing up a little bit, I have always loved taking pictures! I was the girl growing up who always had a camera and took pictures of everything! So last December I asked Kaz to get a nice SLR camera for my birthday and Christmas (which is on the 9th of December). He got me a Sony A200. At the time I had no idea how to operate this camera-It was foreign to me so my first subject was Miley:) Here are a few pictures that I took of her!

Around Feb, I had knee surgery and my friend Brittainy had just gotten engaged. She asked if I would take some engagement pictures of her and Trey (now her husband) down in Charleston. I honestly had no idea what to expect…I frantically tried to read my camera manual the week of to learn more about my camera. So the day came when I was supposed to take the engagement pictures…I was still hobbling around from knee surgery and was very very nervous because I wanted Brittainy and Trey to like these pictures. Well it turns out the pictures weren’t so bad and I had the best time! Kaz and I started pondering the idea and I honestly thought that I could take some family pictures, etc on the side to make some extra money. I told a few friends and started advertising on Craig’s List. Fast forward to today…I’m so busy with photography I can hardly keep up! I have 33 weddings booked for next year not including any other sessions. The Lord has blessed me with great clients who praise me to other family and friends and I find so much joy in capturing special moments for others.

How do these 2 stories above relate? Well, this is just one example where the Lord followed through on the above promise in Ephesians 3. He didn’t give me what I expected (which was a family) but instead gave me a passion for photography and gave it to me at a time when I needed something good and positive to happen in my life. He gave me something else to think about besides starting a family, and showed me a talent that I never knew I had. Photography is one of the testimonies in my life because it has shown me over and over that the Lord is in control and wants good for my life. It is truly immeasurably more than I could have ever asked or imagined. The Lord has not yet blessed Kaz and I with a family, but as we wait we pray this prayer and anticipate the blessings He has in store for our life!

We encourage you to pray this prayer and see how the Lord reveals himself to you!

1 comment:


Amy & Kaz,

What a blessing you guys are to us! When we don't get answers immediately, I think about everything happens in God's time according to His plan which is always for our benefit - not what we would like nor easiest nor fun, but according to God's plan.
So the best way then and always is to trust in the LORD with all your heart. We love you!