Written By:  Rachel Gnagy @ Inscribed Photography

I haven’t been shooting very much recently. At all. Since about the middle of November, I haven’t really had the urge to pick up a camera. It’s a strange feeling, since photography is what I love. It’s something that has been a habit of mine for years now. So when I suddenly lost interest in taking pictures, I didn’t know what to do.

The other day I was out at my parents’ farm. It was a lovely afternoon – the sun was shining and I even heard birds singing. It had been a somewhat stressful week (we found out that my car is shot and we need to find a new vehicle, among other things) and a walk around the yard sounded like just the thing to clear my head.


Being out in the fresh, chilly air felt wonderful. I walked around the yard and prayed for inspiration. I wanted God to show me how to see the beauty around me.



Even in the middle of winter, I knew that I could find subjects that would make beautiful images. That was the inspiration I was seeking. I had felt so empty and uninspired for weeks – but on this afternoon, I was drawn to the way ice was melting… the way sunlight was hitting dead flowers… how pine needles curved at the end of their branches.



I was so thankful that the Lord answered my prayer – I felt refreshed and strengthened because of the inspiration He gave me. I know that my creativity and artistic ability come from Him in the first place, so I know He is the source of all of my inspiration.



“My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word… May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise.”

– Psalm 119:28, 41



Rachel Gnagy

Rachel Gnagy is a wife, mother, photographer, and coffee lover. She began Inscribed Design & Photography with the goal of inspiring others to experience God’s character and glory through her work. Rachel specializes in senior portraits, engagements and weddings, and fine art photography. She and her husband, Samuel, have three precious children, two boys and a girl. Rachel began writing with Her View From Home in 2012 and loves the opportunity to communicate with other women. She shares her own images, photography tips, and favorite recipes. http://www.inscribedphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InscribedPhotography