I have a confession to make. I am a mountains girl. I don’t care for the feel of sand and waves between my toes. Instead, I long for hiking boots, waterfalls, and mountain tops peaking above the clouds. I am convinced that God created the mountain creeks and streams simply because He knew that I would find so much joy in their existence.
Psalm 139: 19-24
One cloudy Saturday, two of my photography colleagues and I were doing what we call “backroad photography.” This involves a lot of driving down dirt roads and finding relics of the past. This particular Saturday, we had been driving through the Low Country of South Carolina when we found...
By the time I was in sixth grade, I had fallen in love with the well chosen turn of a phrase. All the more so if it was set to music. I enjoyed writing poetry. Song lyrics often said what my heart desired to say. I would take note when I heard or read a quote that was both elegantly written and powerful. To this day, I write down these quotes in notebooks, journals, and on 3x5 cards or sticky notes that I place all around me.
I chose this image of a table because I hope that this blog will encourage discussion. A sitting down at the table together where we can look each other in the eye and share our hearts.
It is easy for me to say, “Black Lives Matter”, because they do. Yet, it is not the tagline you will hear me declaring. I know for some this means you have already written off anything I am about to say. That is unfortunate, because I believe that you and I probably agree far more than you realize.
I want to talk today to the one that is so deep into a place of darkness that they can no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel.
My very best friend in the whole world is my sister, Krista. I am very comfortable around her and can be myself because I know she knows me--there is no need to pretend with her. She knows my heart, she knows all that I am capable of, and she knows my lovable and less than lovable parts. I know that she loves me no matter what; even on the days I drive her bonkers...
This is one of my most favorite signs that I have in my photography portfolio. It was taken at the edge of a pecan grove in Lee County, Georgia several years ago. I was recently reminded of this sign in connection with...
Every photographer has some favorite images in their portfolio. This is one of mine. It was taken in the old, defunct St. Albans Sanatorium across the river from Radford, Virginia. One of the things I remember most about this photo is the feeling I had as I entered this room...
1. The night before, when I am setting my alarm earlier than usual, it will sound like a great idea--even a bit romantic, but when the alarm goes off in the morning, I will have to force myself to get up and get moving. I dare not even look in the direction of my bed or I will crawl back in. (Can you tell I am not a morning person?) However, the rest of the day, I will look back and be glad that I stuck to the plan.
Hello! I am Dawnita Hall. Sometimes I need to put into words the things God is teaching me. This blog is my way of sharing those moments with you with the hopes that what God is using to grow and encourage me will also inspire you. Please, share your thoughts in the comment sections after each post. Let's make this a place where we work together to encourage each other to live inspired to be an inspiration.