WendyAnn Williams

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When Doubt Comes

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I decided not to watch the telly tonight and do some reading instead, but nothing seem to interest me. I thought about doing some writing. As I sat down to think about what to write about, my mind went blank. All my thoughts about my day, my feelings, what’s bothering was completely erased from my frame of mind. As I decided to give up on the writing and clean up my desk, I carelessly knocked down some things off my desk which caused an avalanche of office supplies under my desk. As I was picking up all the items that fell I found this pink notebook peeking out at me in a box from undereath my desk. As I began flipping through the pages haphazardly one note caught my attention, ‘When Doubt Comes’ by Rev. Logan (2005). It was then and there as I sat at my desk reading the notes I made,  I realized that I’ve been struggling with the issue of doubt.

We all will go through a season of doubt according to Rev. Logan’s sermon. Even some of the most admired, well respected men of faith went through their temporary moments of doubt, such as Zechariah (Luke 1:18-20) and John the Baptist (Matt. 11:1-3). When John heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask if He (Jesus) was the one who come or whether they should expect someone else. So when his disciples reported to John what they had seen the Messiah did, then he believed. Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth were both very old, and she was not able to conceive. When the angel Gabriel foretold Zechariah of the birth of his son, John the Baptist, he asked the angel of God, ” How can I be sure of this?” He lost his voice, because he doubted what only God can do. After his son’s birth he began to speak again.

Fear sometimes can bring about doubt, but the choice is mine [and yours] not stay in this season of doubt and to live above the circumstances. The circumstance may not change, but how you and I choose to live will help us to look at things differently. When you are tempted to doubt, regroup, trust what you know is true and holdfast to the faith.

xoxo

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Author: wendyamw

WendyAnn Williams is an artist who uses photographs to document people, places, and personal narratives. Her standard medium is the portrait,and works from the conviction that a portrait is a meaningful narrative series of photographs made with respect for the art and the individual. She believes there are multiple truths represented in each image because it provides and confronts constructive realities, even when our eyes are easily deceived, this is depending on the viewer, and the context in which it is represented. WendyAnn was born on the island of Trinidad & Tobago in 1968. She always had a love for the art and was inspired by father at a very young age but never pursued it because the art was too expensive. When migrated to the US, she began her studies at Manhattan Community College and continued at Hunter College, in which she received her BA in Psychology 2013. While studying at CUNY she took some photography classes which reignited her passion for the art. And with her DSLR camera gifted to her by her husband, started a life long dream. Since then she has been taking photographs as a hobby, documenting life. Her long term goal is a commitment to the principle medium, portraits, to a place and to a community. With a desire to work with human rights organizations in creating a series of meaningful portraits documenting displaced and marginalized communities around the world. In hopes that her projects be can be used in communities, exhibited and distributed worldwide.

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