Thursday, July 17, 2008

I Love My Job

I have a great job. I work with great people, in a cool environment, and am able to be part of some really powerful things that God is doing. One of the things I got to do last week was take photos for our monthly print piece called Motion. Motion is a collection of stories from people who attend or used to attend ROCKHARBOR. Our hope with Motion is to communicate what God is doing in the lives of our church. Its a really great thing and has really had a big impact here. Anyway, last week we went and took photos of a married couple and their two kids. They seem like your normal american family but they are anything but that. To sum up their story (which is INCREDIBLE), Dave was gay, his wife/used to be friend was gay . One night after work they had a little to much to drink and ended up sleeping together. They found out she was pregnant and had no clue what to do, they were both gay and although they loved each-other could never see themselves in a heterosexual monogamous relationship. God was working in their hearts and through a complete change of heart ended up turning to Christ and decided to get married. Thats a really brief summary but hopefully the point is communicated. God did some amazing things in their hearts and because of that they live radically different lives. The other part of the story is the blessing they received through the difficulty and struggle of their previous lives. Bella is their amazing 4 year old daughter, who without even knowing it, radiates Christ. Its hard to sum up this story and the emotion that comes with it but I hope the photos show a glimpse of this family.
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5 Comments:

Blogger Dogeared said...

What a story!

Although I might not believe in Christ, I do respect when others do, and these people seem to have an amazing story. Sometimes it really does seem as if a higher power directs your life, whether you believe that is Christ or some universal force (which is more my thinking) - I've known two sets of friends who weren't planning a family but became pregnant and now are besotted with their children - sometimes it really does seem like someone or something intervenes because they know better than us. And that is comforting, I think.

And I envy you with a job you enjoy and which clearly means so much to you. Even without knowing you, I can say you deserve it, because everyone should be happy in what they do (and you obviously recognise how good the job is for you, and want to do well in it - that's obvious even to a casual outside observer like me). I hope the job continues to bring you happiness and fulfilment :-)

4:54 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I am so glad you have found your fit!

Now..if you are ever in the neighborhood of Iowa will you PLEASE come and take some beautiful pictures of my son?? Your photos are truly incredible. Praise the Lord for the gifts He has given you and your faithfulness to put them to use! Many blessings to you, Tyler.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Jenny Lee said...

You are so talented, Ty.

It was so good to see you at the wedding!! I'm glad you are enjoying life and all God has blessed you with.

See you in the fall!

5:25 PM  
Blogger Ben Sasso said...

these are so dang good. You need to post more! Im constantly checking in to you and your brothers blog to get inspired. you guys are amazing. keep it up!

10:01 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

i just subscribed to your blog. the pictures are great. good job tyler. :)

10:23 PM  

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