{Captured}: 1 & Five Minute Friday

I’m am starting a Friday post called {Captured}: Carving the time to capture and create in picture and word.


//within the lines//


//a stolen scone//


//gentle hearts//






//navigating relationship//: Max was sad that one of his stuffed animals didn’t have any friends. We learned about being the person to make sure others have met. He spent the next 30 minutes introducing the little blue dog (who he named Herbert Menenger – from Curious George) to all of the other animals. “Herbert Menenger, this is duck. Duck, Herbert Menenger.” Then they would shake hands and say, “Nice to meet you.” And then, they were friends.


//cut, trace, color, paste//


//oh, how fine//


I’ve captured some moments; now to capture some thoughts. Lisa-Jo Baker hosts 5 minute Friday, offering a prompt and then allowing space and only a brief time to write. Just write. Just 5 minutes (or so ;). 

Five Minute Friday

Today’s prompt: HERO


We strive for every tangible suedo-hero under the sun. We want romance, sweeping love story, a white horse and a brave knight. The story doesn’t always look that way, but rest assured…It is finished.

Too often I don’t, but in the midst of my trouble, how I want to call out:

Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.We will come into trouble…” – Psalm 69:1-3

We will feel the great depth of pain, peril, possibly persecution, we hold one example in Paul – these things may come, but they have the greatest ability to strip us of all self-reliance and buckle our knees that we might fall prostrate before our King.

…We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. – 2 Corinthians 1:8b-10

There will be flood waters, there will be fire – whether or not these things will transpire is pretty much guaranteed. But the circumstance is not the end, the circumstance reminds us that although these things happen, they will not overcome us. The Lord says:

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze – Isaiah 43:2

There is fire, it will not consume.. It will refine. It will give light!

His face is glory and radiance. He shines upon us and while we wander around blindfolded and veiled he pleads that we might seek and find refuge  in His might. In His strength. In His great rescue!

We already have a Hero.



Amen, Let it be so!

~ Becca

What is a verse that reminds you to call  on the Lord for His rescue?

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6 Responses to {Captured}: 1 & Five Minute Friday
  1. Rebekah
    January 31, 2014 | 5:43 pm

    I am so thankful that He humbled Himself to rescue us. He demonstrated His love in that while we were still sinners, so undeserving, he came to bring us to Himself. More than a hero . . .What a Saviour!
    Visiting from FMF. Thank you for pointing to Him!

    • Becca V
      January 31, 2014 | 8:03 pm

      You’re absolutely right. So much more than a hero. Thanks for stopping over :)

  2. Casey Prince
    January 31, 2014 | 6:07 pm

    You are a beautiful writer and your children are precious. I love your plan to capture pictures.

    • Becca V
      January 31, 2014 | 8:14 pm

      Thank you, Casey!

  3. Amy @ {Life to the Full}
    February 1, 2014 | 11:04 pm

    I found your blog on the Pin It Party today and have to say you have an absolutely beautiful family and blog!

    Deuteronomy 31:8 is the verse that comes to mind when I need rescuing. Jesus has “been there and done that” for any situation I’m going through; He will never leave us and is always there in times of trouble! God bless you and your family.

    {The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8}

    • Becca V
      February 2, 2014 | 7:07 am

      Hi, Amy! Thank you so much for saying hello and for your sweet words. What a beautiful verse (but aren’t they all? His Word is so good…) He goes before and will be with – AMEN!