Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Good to Wow: Faith Edition

My faith is not defined by how faithfully I wake up at 5:30 to read my Bible,
SOOC Bible


how much money I give to charity,
SOOC Charity


or how often I attend church.

Are those things--church, giving, and the Word--important to my relationship with Christ? Most definitely. But those things are not the means to measure my faith.

Rather, my faith is built upon redemption and grace.

I am made in His image. He knew me before I was born, and has a plan for me. He loves me for who I am.

It's not about the things I do or don't do. It's about what He did for me.

About the Edits:
Wow - I'm really off this week!! Obviously, I had to up the exposure on both of my SOOCs - thank goodness for RAW! And here are the details of the specific edits:

On the Bible - I did a tilt and crop, ctrl-j/adjusted to overlay, and placed Kristy's Aging Estate texture/soft light 100%

On the Hands - I warmed up WB, ran CoffeeShop's perfect portrait, using color pop, brighten, urban grit on coins, skin smoother, and vignette


Rachelp said...

your work just gets better and better. The red cross is it.

Ashley Sisk said...

I really like each of your edits - especially that last one.

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Gorgeous shots! Love your edits, and LOVE your post. :)

Cedar said...

These are really lovely shots and great message, too! Grace, it is all about grace.

tsinclair said...

Amazing differences, good work...and message :-)

Mommy2Four said...

Love this post! Great job!

mommy of Five said...

some how i missed you first time around...absolutely love the message you have on's not about how much we put in the offering plate or how many times we attend church(though the Bible talks about them and how we MUST be obedient in these areas), for those who don't know Jesus as their Personal Lord and Savior can and do those same's all about Who you know and what your FAITH is in!!

Jill Samter Photography said...

OK, so I might just be in a sentimental place but your photos and words today brought sweet tears of praise to my eyes!

AMEN! Love your edits! good to WOW!

Kristy said...

Great warming edits!

Adeena said...

It's definitely all about grace.

Love the hands edit. :)

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

Love them all!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Love your photos and you are so right. It is about grace and redemption.
Thank you for this post.

JM PhotoArt said...

Absolutely stunning work! I love the bible and the ring as well as the Red cross. Nice job :)

Kristy said...

Love the way you used the Aging Estate Texture to add warmth!


Michelle said...

wow! really? How did I miss your soocs??? These are awesome, girlie!! But the MESSAGE is what makes these even more perfect!

AMEN! It's all about what HE did -- because we can never do anything in ourselves... it's all about Christ!!


Awwww using the bible for art works is just adorable.Nice work.Well done.Plz do pass by my blog on freeing your mind, follow and comment to improve my works

leavesnbloom said...

What a great message Kathleen. I love your edits.

Laurie said...

Great message along with some great photos. I comment you on your originality!

Michelle said...

love this! Great message. I'm going to have to get into photography so that I can understand all of the other stuff!