Do you ever feel like there are so many scratches, imperfections and dirty spots to be able to see through it all? It’s distracting, and if we’re not careful we end up looking ONLY at those scratches and flaws because they are so close to us. They seem to grow in size and value. They crush our dreams and paralyze us.


You see, this is what I love about art. It incorporates all things old & new, shiny & dull, bold & subtle, perfect & imperfect to tell the WHOLE story. I want to show you something.

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The imperfections on this old barn window are what drew me in as a photographer to make this picture. A perfectly clear window may have worked too, but would have lacked the feeling this photo holds. Not only does art embrace the flaws, it uses them in a powerful way.


The stretch marks we have are a sign of the children we are blessed with. The scars we bear remind us of pain from the past, but we move forward. The gray hair we have reminds of our years of life experience…..but I must admit I’m still covering mine up;)


“In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.”  ~Andrea Dykstra


Through your imperfections, please remember who you are. Who are you through God’s eyes? What gifts did He bless you with? How can you use them?


Be yourself…and if you’ve lost touch…just start searching.


“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are.”  ~Mandy Hale