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Saturday, April 5

April 5, 2014

I have taken lots of photos of this tree. Just standing in the middle of a field all alone. Watching it change thru the seasons.

We change thru the seasons too. Each chapter of life carries us to the next. This season of my life has been a challenge. Prayerfully I find myself considering what will come next.

 I am a morning person. Love to get up early and spend time in scripture, writing, putting photos together. Since I lost my job last June -  I feel like my life has been turned upside down. My 'long term subbing gig' has been a blessing, as I am still getting a paycheck, but due to the nature of 'sub pay' I have had to schedule a lot of 'after work'  work.

In a way, not only was my job taken, but in someways I feel as though my life, as I knew it, was too. The joy of photography and and creating 'intelligent expressions' posts has been put on hold. Internet friends and blogging - have been moved very low on my list of things to take care of each week.  I can't wait for June. I am anxious about what is going to come next.

I feel like I am going thru the motions of life every day - but no longer finding joy in the moments - but just getting thru.

I am hoping in the next 'season' I find joy again.  As this school year begins to wrap up - I am intentionally searching for the joy in each day. The excitement of one son starting to see glimpses of his dreams becoming reality, and another graduating high school and moving on to his next chapter (whatever that may be). My middle guy is still searching and I am prayerfully waiting to see how God will shine on him in the days ahead.

Forgive me for my lack of attention to our internet connections. I find I barely have any connections with anyone - outside of work and my  immediate family. But prayerfully am waiting for God to reveal how we will move thru the season to come. 

Friday, February 21

TO All My BLOG FRIENDS (if you are still there) PLEASE PRAY FOR BEN

The family of a little 4 year old boy in my hometown, with a twin brother and younger sister - received the terrifying news in the last month:  their precious gift from God has a very aggressive brain tumor that comes with only a 3% survival rate.

His mom has set up a blog to follow their family and their journey - as they walk this path with God - trusting Him - to know best.

Please pray for Ben - for his family - and for God to be glorified thru this heart wrenching situation. This is not a hoax or a prayer request that has been making the rounds for years. This is a true situation for a little boy in my hometown, happening right now. You can follow on Facebook (wear blue for Benjamin) - or mom's blog below:

CLICK here for his mom's blog

Thank you for praying, for caring and for sharing this request in your prayer circles.

 (the above photo is of my son Zach and taken by Zach as well. I thought he did a great job!)

 I feel so bad for not posting regularly this year. It has been a challenging year for us since I lost my job in June of 2013. God has taken care of us - as I started subbing in September and then in October was hired in a long term subbing position that will last until the end of June 2014 - teaching music in an elementary school for a teacher on maternity leave.

My workday now starts at 7:25am and I have a 25 minute commute - needless to say - that - along with my other 'ventures to earn my keep' have kept  me from my love of photography and blogging.

So when I can, I have been posting previous pictures (from when I started this venture in 2009). Hopefully sometime in the future I will be back full time.