Phero - The greek word which means "to bear". It is used in scripture in bearing light.
Specifically of the Morning Star, as the Light Bringer.

I am Emily Murphy, a wife and stay at home Mom of two precious boys. Jackson is three and Jonah has turned one. I am a self-taught photographer & poet. It simply amazes me that we can capture a moment in time through rays of light. I discovered my love for poetry in college by taking a writing class as an elective. I invite you to follow, comment, or simply glimpse through these areas of interest with me as I seek to grow and improve my muse over time.

Muse - A guiding spirit. A source of inspiration. A poet.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Twenty Tiny Toes

These precious little feet, this calling of Motherhood.
 I post my first poem.

I wrote this poem a little over a year ago. 
Jackson was a year old and I was soon to find out
 we were pregnant again. 
My poem expresses a deeper desire to accept this calling of Motherhood yet weaves a thread of hope in the midst of revealing the hardships of parenting. 
The reward...well, its deeper than the pen can tell.

A Mothers Love

If I am always cleaning, organizing, running errands and cooking
but have not love, I am just another wife and mother.
If I give my time to community service, volunteer work, 
and church activities
but have no love, I gain nothing.
If I spend time in God's word, in prayer & in writing
but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love is rising with little sleep and letting go of a planned week.
It's changing diapers, wiping a runny nose, singing songs and playing  
"Uh Oh!”
Love reads silly stories and makes air plane noise.
Love carries on her hip.

Love is willing to endure back pain.
It does not envy another life;
wishing things were different or longing for more free time.
Love accepts her lot and believes her cup runneth over.

Love fights bad attitudes.
It confesses sin and asks for forgiveness time & time again.
Love disciplines in hope that her children see God's loving boundaries.
She does not discipline for her comfort or peoples praise.
Love sets other desires aside so she can look into her child's eyes,
she realizes how fleeting life is.
Love never fails.

(c) ~ Emily Murphy ~

A personalized version of 1 Corinthians 13

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hold Time Still

This is my sweet Mother in Law, Cathy, with her 4 grandchildren. I named this one "Hold Time Still" because something she often says is, "Make memories." Just as a camera can capture a moment in time so our minds can with memories. We love you TaTa!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Meant For More

One of my best friends, Jessica & her husband Dave. To read more about this couples purpose & mission in Moscow, Russia visit their blog on my link list titled - Meant For More.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Abigail - A Father's Love

Psalm 27:13

"I believe I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living."
Jonah at 2 weeks

It's Not My Party & I'll Cry If I Want To

First Time In The Sprinklers


Mr. Mischief

I turned around and found my son in the dryer!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pretty In Pink

This is Miss Molly, my adorable niece.

A Cloth Diaper

This turned out to be such a cute picture but I am so thankful we have disposable diapers now

The Brick Wall

I discovered this fabulous brick wall in a run down shopping center behind our house. It's a pretty popular style of taking pictures these days so I thought I would give it a try. Jackson, my two yr. old, is so sweet to let me play with my camera while making him the subject. These pictures inspired me to begin this blog.
We went to McDonalds afterward!