It is hard to believe that my husband Craig and I have already published the first edition of our magazine Faith On Every Corner.
A little background. Craig and I are both writers, I am a Photo Journalist and designer. We often take drives, we call them Photo Journeys because I take photos for stock photography sites, marketing materials, client projects, and newspaper and magazine articles. On a drive three months ago, I had a thought come to me that it would be fun to write a book about the people we have met on our journeys. Craig said, “I always wanted to write a book about the people I met in coffee shops.” A few minutes later, I felt a wave of inspiration come over me and I said, “What if we wrote a book about the people of faith we have met in our travels, and the stories they shared with us. Craig looked at me and said, “Faith In America.” And an idea was born.
During this drive, both Craig and I felt inspired, the ideas just kept coming to us. We went from a book idea to the feeling that we should create and publish a digital magazine. I must back up here for a moment and tell you that we pray all of the time while we are out and we prayed that day that God would give us wisdom and discernment if this project was from Him. He did, God continued to flood our minds and hearts with ideas and we were on fire, we knew we were just given a new ministry. We were going to interview everyday people, we were going to share the stories with hopes that they would encourage others to serve our mighty God and their communities.
After researching names, Faith On Every Corner became the name under which we would publish this magazine. Craig came up with the tag line “Everyday People Making a difference. And less than two months later, our premier magazine was published and is being received well.
I believe God had something more in mind for us. He has given us many gifts and talents and has trained us up over the years for this new task. We are filled with joy. I thought about the verse, “Ye of Little Faith,” as I was going through the changes that were necessary to give me the time to fulfill this new passion. We will continue to take our Photo Journeys, we hope to have many more trips as we go to interview people for our magazine. I thought I would share a couple of photos that were taken on that trip.
I only took a few photos during that trip. My attention was on this new ministry. Was I listening and discerning what God wanted me to do? I once again learned that I don’t have a little faith, I have great faith. Faith in a God who wants us to serve Him. He has been training us up over the years to be mature enough to handle this ministry. All of our gifts and talents were given to us for this.
We are on the right track!