Random Pictures – I Revel in My Imperfection

I have been looking forward to this post ALL week! First of all, let me give a big shout out to Andrea at Under Grace Over Coffee for hosting Caffeinated Randomness on Fridays. I love taking part. This gives a home to all of my random thoughts…none of which could stand alone in a single blog post.

The other night (at that birthday for one of my besties) I was scrolling through my phone to find recent pictures of my boys. So a friend and I sat, shoulder to shoulder, as I looked…”This is Lukey. This was Grant’s first day of school. This was…..um. This was when I went shopping at Target and text Brent a picture to see what he thought. This was when Ethan got a hold of my camera. This was when Luke got a hold of my camera.”

Cracking up. Bad angles. Unflattering. Random photo after photo. And they were hilarious.

This got me to thinking. Wonder what we would all learn about each other if we looked at each other’s “should be deleted” pictures?

First off, we would have to completely die to image. For the most part, I only post pretty good pictures of myself or my family. Everyone smiling. Good lighting. Cute clothes.

But 98% of the time, my life is a crooked angle. A bit out of focus. Screaming kids. Dirty faces. No make-up. Silly. Messy. And extremely imperfect.

So this morning, I am keeping it real…and random.

Today, I revel in my imperfection.

I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. [Christ says,] “My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me….For it is when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:5,8-10

Enjoy a good giggle on me…

This kid ALWAYS has something on his face. Would his mommy please wipe that mouth!?

So, I am trying to take a picture of the bone graft I had done a few weeks ago. Um…. Not even close. Try opening your mouth, Becky.

Looks like we are listening to Usher by the way I’m dancing. But no. This is Preschool worship at church. Nice face, Becky. And it’s time to get those roots done.

Is beat-boxing included in Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Psalm 98:4? I say yes. I definately have the “loud” part down.

We all have these shots on our camera. “Sit still. Smile. Look at the camera. Tickle Tickle!”

This is my life. I should make this my Christmas Card. I am very serious.

As if the first picture wasn’t bad enough.

My truest self. Blogging. Glasses. Bathrobe.

It is very appropriate to say that, most days, Jesus is all I’ve got going for me.

I hope you will visit my blog again. 😉

Love you all…

8 thoughts on “Random Pictures – I Revel in My Imperfection

  1. What a great idea, Becky! I have so many random "Should be deleted" photos as well! Too funny! And those shots of you all in your cowboy hats? It looks like it should be in a magazine it's so cute.I read the post below and have to tell you how much I love it. I am also an Agnus Dei fan (I just mentioned it a few weeks ago in my gratitude post on Mondays) and I also should have walked down the aisle to Metallica with an Elvis preacher. What a wonderful description of the grace of God! Thank you for your beautiful words.Have a great weekend, Becky!

  2. I love your pictures and you definitely use the picture of your family for your Christmas card. It shows your family at its best, enjoying life! By the way, I'm glad that my son isn't the only one with a constant dirty face. There should be some auto-wiper had invented for boys like that. 🙂

  3. I always thought it would be fun to send a Christmas card/pic like that…Cause seriously when are they ever posed and everyone looking and smiling for real without candy bribes or threats, HA! Keep it REAL!! Love the pics.

  4. This was SO sweet! I will definitely be coming back. I think our society is all about image and not enough about reality. You did an awesome job about approaching this topic!

  5. It's so true! We all try to post the most flattering pictures. I'm glad you can be real. It looks like you lead the kids in the most fun worship.

  6. Becky, I love this post! So true. And I think you and your family are beautiful in ALL of the photos! Good reminder about what is REAL. I love your blog, Becky!

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