Looking Forward to Mansions

It had been a long time since I’d had the pleasure of strolling around downtown and coming across a beautiful soul that my heart and my camera connected with … but I happened to be down there for a photoshoot, and was trying to figure out some logistics for some specific shots I wanted to get next week for an engagement session. I guess I looked like I didn’t know what I was doing, so this kind, personable homeless gentleman offered to help. Course, he knew the area top to bottom, and he really did totally help me figure it all out — then he admitted he was hungry. That was my cue. Over a couple of tacos, Joseph told me all about what it was like to live on the Riverwalk with nothing. I asked him, tho, if he had God. His answer was sincere: Jesus was his best friend — so much so that he was okay not having anyone else.

I told him, “Well then, Joseph… you may not have a home here… but even as we speak, a mansion is being built for you in another place… and one day, I’ll come visit you there” 🙂 Then I gave him a hug and we were on our way… As he walked off, he turned around and said, “Well, I’ll see you again then, won’t I!” “Yep, Joseph! You sure will!” That was the best part of my day 🙂

About Sandy

I'm Sandy Powers, full-time photographer, doing what I love with my life! My passion is PEOPLE! There is such artistry in people, and I love capturing it. Naturally, portraiture is my passion, but I also love shooting for the art of photography for competitions or exhibit. I once watched an interview with Kim Walker, a well-known Christian worship leader. What she said resonated with me and pretty much describes my own story. In the interview, she said she didn't have to force things to happen for herself. She didn't have to push. She didn't have to overly promote herself or call people and beg them to hire her. In fact, she didn't have to do anything except keep her eyes on Jesus and watch Him bring her destiny to her. That's exactly how I feel. I walk each day by faith, and my eyes are on Him! I have watched in amazement as He has orchestrated circumstance to bring my destiny to me. I thank Him daily for allowing me to not only do what I love, but to use what I love to bless others! So, how is "the destiny" unfolding? Well. . . . My work has been juried into temporary museum and art gallery exhibits, I have been featured in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, my portraiture and fine art have won several awards in national and international competitions, and one of my portraits was selected by an Adobe Lightroom blog as one of the top 50 most stunning black and white photos. I'm a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Photographic Society. Anything else??? Send me a note (Sandy@SandyP.net) any time! I LOVE meeting new people, sharing stories, and best of all, changing the "ordinary" to extraordinary through photography!
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