This year my friend Megan and I started a weekly blog titled An Ordinary Grace.   We are documenting as we search for love between the bullshit and the divine.  And while life can bring a lot of bullshit, it is also filled with the divine.  I am noting that I seem to be capturing hands holding things as I photograph this project.  I was curious about this pattern. Deep down, I think it is more powerful than I expected.  As I search and journey through this life, much depends on what I pick up and what I put down.  We each get to decide what we hold and what we decide to leave behind, don’t we?

I choose to hold quiet.

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I choose to hold peace.

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I choose to hold knowledge.

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I choose to hold growth.

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I choose to hold new life.

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I choose to hold deliciousness.

I choose to hold my own view.

And the view I see through my spiritual companions.

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I choose to let go.

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After seeing these all together, it is no surprise that this is my favorite picture of me, taken by my lovely husband.  I love how he sees me.  I feel so calm and so alive all at once while I hold my camera and allow it to help me focus on my view.  I hold it with great joy and appreciation.

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What are some things you are holding?  Are they things that bring good things to your heart, or are they things you should think about letting go of?

 

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