Thursday, October 15, 2009


SO, it's been a long day. Not a bad day, not really just very long. One of those days that makes you feel weary. A day that make you wish for the day to be over. And I sit here trying not to think at all but finding that to be just about impossible so I'm thinking...why do we spend so much time wishing for time to pass. Maybe we are wishing for 5 o'clock to get here sooner or maybe we are wishing for Saturday to be doesn't really matter.

We (and by we I mean me) should be making the most of each moment given to us, because that's what they are...GIVEN. Each moment is unique not matter how borning, or same old same old it may seem it is unique one that is not like any other one that will never be again.

And it makes me think about God and his plans...and me. Am I making the most of each moment He has given me. Following His plan for that moment? Maybe I should focus on that instead of wishing the day away... hummm...I'm going to see how this works. Want to try it with me?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My first wedding

Hold on- before you go there, I did not get married. I co-shot my first wedding this weekend.
You'd be amazed at how many people thought I was getting married when I told them I had my first wedding this weekend. I will clarify this though- when I marry-if that ever happens- I plan for there to be only ONE wedding EVER. That's just how I roll :)

But I digress, as I was saying I shot my first wedding this weekend. It was over all a very great experience. A wonderful learning one. I was pretty stressed when we started. Weddings as a general rule kinda make me nervous just in attending them but the thought that I could mess some one's wedding pictures up just about terrified me. But for better or worse the first one is out of the way and I think I'd shoot another one - well at least co shoot another one.

a BIG thanks to my BEST friend Maria for all her help in teaching me what I needed to know for the wedding and allowing me the opportunity!

You can judge for yourself how I did, (but keep in mind the resolution isn't the best on this site, I'm woking on figuring that out) now that I've added some pictures.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

embracing thoughts...

I’m not a deep thinker, well not in my opinion of what one is, but lately there has been so much going on so many ‘big” life moments that I find myself thinking deeper. Wondering on the whys of life and the way things happen. I often don’t go there because I trust, God that is, and unless something hits just right I trust that he has a plan and knows what he’s doing and the why behind it. If he chooses to reveal that to me then great otherwise I’m usually at peace with whatever is going on.

But like I said, these past few weeks have had a lot of life events. Things that leave me questioning the why, not in a bad way just in a hum this doesn’t really make sense to me way. I suppose I should say that the events of the past few weeks are more life/death events that make me question, as it’s usually something bigger that does something more final. You see a few weeks ago a student died unexpectedly from a staph infection. A teenager who appeared to be in good health and suddenly he’s gone. I didn’t personally know the young man, but many of my kids did (my kids are my youth group) and they described him as a nice guy, someone who was polite, had manners, treated everyone with respect; you know one of those all around good guys. Then just this past weekend a 10 year old girl was struck by a car and died. I only knew her and her family briefly from when I was at YWAM years ago…when she was still a baby/toddler. But seeing the news coverage & family/friend interviews it touches my heart to hear of a girl who touched so many in her short life. And it leaves me questioning why…why did two very young people die. To young people who by all appearances had such bright futures a “lifetime” ahead of them. And on the flip side I had a very dear friend who just participated in the Komen 3-Day breast cancer walk, a 60 mile walk. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago and thankfully is surviving. Doing well and so far after chemo and all the other treatments is cancer free. While she still has to go back often for tests to make sure it is staying gone the outlook is positive and something we are all very thankful about.

But it leaves me questioning the why’s of it all. And while I know I’m sure I’ll never have the answers to it I know who does which I guess is the most important thing. And I know that if nothing else this should serve as a reminder that each and every day should be lived- not only in a daze with the hope of just getting though the day- but really lived, making the most of all opportunities. Even the small opportunities – the ones that allow us to be kind to others, to embrace the ones we love and care about, to weep with those who are weeping- all those things- Life should be embraced each day, each moment. And lived for we do not know what moment will be our last.

Friday, October 2, 2009

First Entry

So, I've thought for a while now about doing a blog. I'm not sure if it's something I'm really intrested in, or how often I'll keep up with it, but with everything going on these days from missions, to photography stuff, to just every day life I thought it might be a little easier to just do a blog.
Plus it will be a great place to post some pictures too.
So...Here we go.