Kristine Ridley

“Go take photos, take them for Me”

Taking photos for me is like The Lord and I writing each other love notes. I know, I know… that sounds cheesy, but I don’t know how else to explain it. It’s like He’s pointing out little moments here and there that he’d like me to notice. Maybe it’s a beautiful landscape that I am capturing in a state of awe and gratitude, thanking Him. It’s a conversation. I’m not good with words, so my photos are a way for me to share or express what my words can’t seem to communicate.

There are days I’m bombarded with self doubt and discouragement. Coincidentally those are usually the days I’ll spend hours trying to “get inspired” by endlessly looking at blogs of other photographers or sites like Pinterest or Instagram. It’s like I get sucked in and before I know it I’m covered in a thick fog of comparison and not feeling good enough. I’ll suddenly feel completely disconnected. But just as quickly as I fall into a pit of self doubt I’m reminded of the ultimate creator who loves me! As I think of this sweet truth, the dark fog starts to disappear and I’m able to see clearly the beauty that is all around me. It is then that it no longer matters what’s in front of me on a phone or computer screen. I hear the Lord gently remind me “Go, take photos. Take them for me, no one else” And that’s what I do. 🙂 I believe Lightstock is a really cool avenue for The Lord to use my images to connect others with himself, his creations or with each other. I’m thankful and honored to be a part of this community.