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Where Am I?

Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG)

10-11 This is God’s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

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Sure seems like decades since I last wrote a blog.  I could just blanket it with a response like “I have been busy” which is the truth, however, what am I really doing?

I have known since I was in kindergarten that I wanted to be a writer.  When I wrote my first poem at he age of 6 I fell in love with the freedom I had in writing.  As I grew up I found that I could tell others what was going in my life with words on paper which was easier than face to face communication.

Now here I am 38 years later with two published books and one at the editing process.  But what am I really doing?  I am still working full time as a restaurant manger and trying to fit my real passion into this whenever I can.  At the current moment let me be real with you as a reader and fellow human.

I feel worthless.  I feel like I have accomplished zip in my life thus far.  A week ago I was ready to just quit.  Why bother? The books are not selling.  I don’t have the time to blog or write the sequel to Addicted to An Addict.  Then the thoughts:  Am I really making an impact on people?  Do my words even make sense?  Am I actually helping anybody????

Then God stepped in.  In one Sunday night service.  In 8 minutes of my life, God spoke clearly.  We have a psalmist in our church who sings prophetic words over people and that Sunday night God used her to speak right to me.  God said not to fear writing the next book.  He said I would write things that I did not even now about and that it would cause controversy.  He told me not to give up.  To rejoice.  To write.

As I let these words simmer in my soul I kept hearing, “Make room for the anointing.”   These words always came up when I would argue with God about the time I had at hand.  Work. Photography. Writing. Blogging. Church.  Socializing.  The only thing I could hear in all of it was “Make room”.

So I am in the process of making room.  I believe in the Jeremiah 29:11 lifestyle that there is already a plan for my life and I just need to be obedient and listen for God before I move.  I have to come to this place where I just trust God completely and if He says “Make  Room for the Anointing” then that is what needs to happen in order for Jeremiah 29:11 to become a reality in my life.

Time for a schedule change and a  goal process to begin!!!

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At a Cross Road

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105 NLT

Well, been awhile I know since my last blog and let me tell you ALOT has been happening and I thought I would just take a moment or two to bring us all up to speed.  I am getting married as most of you know and there are only 21 days left to do one million two hundred and thirty five things.  I find each day something new God wants to show me and I then I intend on blogging, but….well….

Here are some things of encouragement that I have discovered.  One:  Surrender equals God’s Perfect Will.  Take for instance our wedding rings.  John prayed for rings and two days later, he was given one..yes GIVEN..real diamonds and everything.  Then the ring I was suppose to purchase was sold before I had the funds, I prayed…yup got handed a diamond men’s wedding ring.  Two:  God knows the plans He has for you.  My example for this one, the date.  We set a date and everything kept hindering us having it on that date.  We surrendered, listened to God and choose the date we heard….once again God’s perfect date.  First of all we found out that we became Facebook friends on December 7, 2011 an exact year from our now wedding date of December 7th, 2012.

Three:  He always provides even when we have no clue how He is going to do it.  After we set the date within a few days we knew it was the right date.  John’s close friend had put his engagement up for sale on an online selling location and ended up giving it away in exchange for our photography for the wedding.  And icing to that piece is that the young man who needed the ring was a former youth student of mine whom I had been praying for.

Four:  He gives us the desires of our hearts.  We had decided that we did not want a traditional wedding and we were not under any circumstances going to walk down a center isle.  As we are part of the revival here, we had already decided we were having a revival wedding, however the only catch was that we did not have a church we were meeting in.  I really had no desire to get married in a flea market building and low and behold, we partnered with a local church which is just beautiful….and no center isle at all.

I could go on with the two million other blessings in this wedding, however I don’t think there are enough words to describe what God is doing in our lives right now.  My point in all of this is that when you are walking in right step with God, He provides everything you need right down to the purple paper wedding bells for less than $2.  I am honored to be a daughter of the King and in 20 days (its after midnight now) I will be marrying a man who was hand picked by God to be my husband.  I have never been loved so realistically ever in my life.  John goes to God for everything and only does what He hears from the Father.  Our relationship is truly based on the fact that our steps are already ordered and we are just being obedient to His Will.