Today's Five Minute Prompt:  Story

There once was girl who fell in love with photography.  She bought her first digital camera in 2007 and took hundreds of pictures with it.

A wonderful DSLR arrived a couple years later.  It was adored and rarely left her side. Thousands of clicks were taken until one sunny day, it clicked no more.

Crocodile sized tears were shed at the loss.  Tears were also shed at the recognition of the blessings God had bestowed upon her through this beloved camera:  
  • Bars of isolation had been pried open
  • Creativity had been sparked
  • Purpose and meaning were redefined
  • A nearly destroyed soul began to feel stirrings of life
No, this was not a time to focus on what was lost.  This was a time to express gratitude and to see the opportunities God was gifting her:
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-control
  • Resistance to instant gratification 
The urge to whip out a plastic card at her nearest Big Box store to replace her beloved camera was battled and won.  

Prayers have been sent up regarding this circumstance.  Research is being continued to further increase knowledge for the right replacement. Finances will be examined, prioritized and replenished so plastic will not need to be used.

A part of her is missing without her beloved DSLR at her side.  However, the expectation of joy, satisfaction and living the way she knows God would have her live exponentially lift her spirits.

Stories have a beginning, a middle and an end.

This is not the end of this story.

To Be Continued at an undetermined date.

PS:  Thank you Mom for loaning me your point and shoot for me to play with.  I created this image from a click I got with your little Canon. xo

PSPS:  Kim Klassen daydreamer2 texture added.

PSPSPS:  Linking up with The Gypsy Mama's Five Minute Fridays.


  1. Stacy,

    Jumped over from Lisa Jo's and thank you for sharing your story and the reminder of taking out the plastic for the instant gradifications of the flesh.

    Good reminder for me and each of us in the Western World where things become what we worship!

    Blessings, Beth

  2. Ohh sorry to hear about the camera. I mourned the loss of a lens about a year+ ago. I can't imagine losing the body. I'm glad you'll be able to work it out to get a new one.

  3. I am sure when you do find that perfect replacement,it will bring you endless hours of joy.

  4. I know you will find just the right replacement!

  5. if you had not told me it was with a point and click, would never have known. it is just beautiful. i did not know your DSLR died. how long since that happened.

  6. Always something new to be learned even though it is often difficult. Prayers for wisdom as you wait on the Lord.