A New Direction

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the direction I would like to take with this blog.  In the past I have shared client work here, but I have always wanted it to be more personal than just work so going forward all featured sessions and images can be found on my website.  This blog is going to be my journal – a place where I can openly share my thoughts, with the ultimate goal of blessing the reader.  Whether it be through a song, through words or through images, I want you to leave this little space on the internet feeling like you have gained something of eternal significance.  I will only be posting when I feel a tug at my heart to do so.  God blesses us so that we will bless others, He teaches us so that we will teach others and He loves us so that we might share His love with everyone around us.  I want this blog to be just about that.

Blessing.  Teaching.  Loving.

I am currently unsure of where my photography business is going, I feel as if a change is on the horizon and I am patiently waiting for the answer to become more clear.  This month marks the third year since someone trusted me enough to pay me to take their photos, and I honestly cannot believe how much God has shown me through the lens of my camera.  It really is unbelievable.  There are parts of this job that set my heart and soul on fire and other parts that often times leave me feeling empty and uninspired.  I want to have my heart in 100% of what I am doing 100% of the time.  I am praying for the courage to edit my life down to only what is most important.  If I have learned anything thus far, it is that the things I am passionate about are not by accident.  God put those passions inside of me.  You have to bring those passions to life.  It is usually really scary to step into (which is where I currently am), but so worth it.  Those are the very things that God put us here to do.  No one else can do them quite like we can so if we don’t do the job, no one will.  My prayer is that when the time is right and the answer is clear, that I boldly step out in faith.  I pray that whatever it is that you are holding yourself back from, that you listen to that voice telling you to go and you just go for it.  The only one we need to be concerned about pleasing is the Lord.

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.'” – Matthew 16:24

Image Credit:  Lara Casey (who has a really wonderful blog you should check out!)

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Lisa Haislet - Beautiful and wise words. He encourages us to number our days. Love to you!

Lynda Salisbury - This is very exciting. Such beautiful words. I can’t wait to hear what the Lord leads you to say at the women’s retreat. Every day is a celebration.

Nathaniel Aspray - Inspiring words. Couldn’t agree more. I look forward to seeing where He takes you!

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