tinted pink [a @thehighcalling photoplay gallery]

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

June 14, 2011

The whole world is tinted pink for me right now.

It’s interesting looking at the world through a different lens. And just over six weeks ago the birth of my daughter made the transitions lenses in my glasses turn a strange and unusual color.

That little girl captured my heart the moment I said her name and she turned her head towards me at the sound of my voice.

In that instant, I knew that my life would be turned upside down… forever.

It kinda reminds me of another moment in my life that caused me to see the world in a different way. It caused me to think different, talk different, and feel different.

It changed the my song, and it changed my dance.

These images of pink are part of a photoplay project from The High Calling. Our assignment was to pick a color and pull together a gallery of images related to that color.

I’m far from being a professional photographer. But this project made me focus on something specific in my life right now. And I appreciate how it reminded me of the life-changing events that have caused me to view the rest of the world through a new lens.

What events in your life have caused you to look at things through a different lens?

How have those events changed your perspective and how you see things?


  1. Claire

    Dan it meant so much that you mailed this through.

    My favourite image is the rocking chair. There is so much emotion and pull in that image.

    Reading this piece makes me want to be a parent one day.

    Events that have changed my life: 1. My dad’s fatal car accident. 2. My mom’s brain tumour. 3. My travels, especially to Morocco.

    • @bibledude

      the image of the rocking chair here is one of my favorites too! if you could add sound to the photo, then you’d hear the perfect little creek as it rocks… just enough to gently rock a baby to sleep. the chair was a gift over eight years ago when our son was born, and it just fit so nicely into chloe’s room. i was really trying to be creative and capture something cool with that one. so thank you for the feedback claire!

      and i can see how the events you’ve shared could change how you look at the world. personally, i can most identify with #3… my travels have also permanently tinted my perspective on things.

  2. Anonymous

    wonderful pinkness

    • @bibledude

      my life has certainly changed since everything’s turned pink, but it is absolutely wonderful!


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tinted pink [a @thehighcalling photoplay gallery]

by Dan King time to read: 1 min