A Prayer of Gratitude | Nashville Fine Art Photographer

Dear Lord-

Days like today I feel as if I’m being tossed and turned in an ocean of chaos. A hurricane rages around me and I’m not sure if the sky is upside down, sideways or just gone.  I get confused about which direction to go in any task.  If I try to fight it alone with willpower the anxiety only grows stronger. If I stop and find the still that is always in me  and in every storm that you create I can let it all around me fade away and a freeing blanket of calm can surround me.  I know that is you and I thank you for reminding that it’s okay to stop, breathe and just let the rain wash me anew. 

Thank you.



Hurricane | Amanda McNeal | 2016 ©

The above image is a composite from my current self portrait work that focuses on the journey of a woman. We are all pulled to and fro daily and I think we all can relate to being pulled in many directions in our mind and heart. I am blessed to have found ways to find the still and not let the noise of this world get the best of me. It has taken work to quiet the noise and some days are harder than others but if I work hard I can always find the love and light in any storm.


Carla - July 20, 2016 - 2:57 am

love this. and more than anything, I love you’ve found the ability to find the still in the storm.

amanda mcneal - August 29, 2016 - 4:06 pm

Thank you! You’ve become an amazing support!

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