Wednesday, April 28, 2010

America's Sport

Baseball is my favorite sport. I loved playing (well softball for me) and love watching it. From this time of year, until the middle of August I'm usually at about three games a week. Between two brothers and a sister that play, and covering the sport for the newspaper, and "just for fun" watching the college summer team play, I see *a lot* of ball. But I like it :D

This past game I decided to do something for myself, and not the paper, and shoot for the emotion of the game, and not necessarily "paper" or action shots. Let me know if I accomplished that :)

Our baseball team was 6-0 until this game. They got five runs behind in the fourth, and the score stayed the same for the rest of the game. It was a pretty intense last three innings.

Dylan Shequen books it to first after hitting a hard single.

Gunner Johnson after stealing second base.

Jansson in for relief in the top of the fifth.

Centerfielder Trevor Smith after hitting a long hard ball to center that was caught in the bottom of the sixth.

Third baseman Chad Beebe on deck,  bottom of the seventh.

 Jansson at the plate in the bottom of the seventh. Two outs. down by four.

With Jansson on first from a walk, Gunner Johnson hits a hard ground ball, and dives into first just a second to late, and the game is over. Staples 5. Minnewaska 9. Undefeated no longer.

His glory

"But You, O Lord, shall endure forever, and the remembrance of Your name to all generations.You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, yes, the set time has come."
"So the nations shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth Your glory."
~Psalm 102
[verses 12-13, 15]
"For the Lord shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayer."
"This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord." 
[verses 16-18]

"For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from heaven the Lord viewed the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to loose those appointed to death,"
[verses 19-20]

"To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, And His praise in Jerusalem, when the peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord."
[verse 22]

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Thoughts

This little man........

always makes me happy. Which reminds me of a lots of other happy thoughts:

Him, and *11* other siblings to make my day.

Washing my own car with those siblings :-)

Carmel Apple Chocolate Cake for my birthday. mmmm

The fact that the Lord *always* provides, even when we don't have the faith to believe that.

How very very much He loves me.

His grace that covers me.

The sunshine *and* the rain. 

The flowers that are blooming, even in April!

A Mint Condition at Caribou with......

A network of fabulous friends who are there for you..... even when you're crabby.

eating candy with my friend, Ange. 


Doing P90x with the bestest friends ever!


And baseball photos.

and watching brothers play baseball.

which reminds me.... I haven't posted any baseball images yet. hmmm =D

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Boys Tennis

Here are just a couple of my favorites from the tennis meet this week against Wadena-Deer Creek

:: I think this one was my favorite! ::

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Life is More


Essentially that's what quitting my job a few weeks ago was all about. {I felt the Lord was telling me that I needed to really move in my photography business, so it was a step of faith that the Lord would provide. :)} But now is when I'm feeling the lack of it the most. I've been worrying the past few days.


Essentially the opposite of trust. Stressing about our problems is saying that God's not big enough to handle them. But..... that's what I've been doing.

So I'm going to stop. Easier said than done, right? But I'm going to try!

Stop worry about getting a job this summer; Stop stressing about whether or not I have that shoot; Stop thinking about how much money I still owe; Stop worrying about how long my camera is going to last, and just wait and see.

Just wait and see. That's it. That's what God want's us to do. Wait and see what the Lord will do!

"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?" ~Matthew 6:25

Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

I have life! And I have a well body! What more can I ask for. Really, how selfish is it to be worrying, when I have these things. Wake up call for Kelley! Enjoy the things you have, and put the things you don't have in God's hands. Because we all know that the grass is always greener..... over the septic system! :-) lol

Life is Good, because I have it! :D

Monday, April 12, 2010

Is this Me?

Today while reading Ezekiel this verse popped out at me. This is *not* what we are supposed to be, but I'm pretty sure that I fall into the trap of just getting myself by. It's all about me, even my relationship with God tends to be all about me. Reading this verse made me think what life would be like if we were the opposite, if we really did these things.

"The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sough what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them." -Ezekiel 34:4 

The Lord is talking to His Shepherd's, the leaders of His people, who weren't doing their job. Although not all of us are leaders in the strict sense of the word, I think that as the body of Christ this applies to all of us. As Christians we should be leading the sheep. 

I want to get out there, stop thinking about myself, and instead,

strengthen the weak.

heal the sick.

bind up the broken.

and seek those who are lost.  

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Girl Katie

I found these pictures that I'd taken of my little sister while I was doing back-ups. Hope you enjoy them, as much I enjoy my little roommate! :-)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Everyday Things

 Check out all the other creative images people produced yesterday here

Join us at the next Long Distance Shoot by going to our event page on Facebook!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Came Early

"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth; 
The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth her green figs, 
And the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell."
~ Song of Solomon 2:11-13

Sunday, April 4, 2010

More Like Falling In Love

Give me rules, I will break them.
Give me lines I will cross them.
I need more than a truth to believe in.
I need a truth that lives, moves and breathes,
to sweep me off my feet....

It oughta be...
More like falling in love, than something to believe in.
More like losing my heart, than giving my allegiance.

Caught up, called out, take a look at me know,
It's like I'm falling, oh,
It's like I'm falling in love.

Give me words, I'll misuse them.
Obligations, I misplace them.
'Cause all religion made of me was just a sinner with a stone tied to his feet,
It never set me free.

It's gotta be more like,
falling in love, than something to believe in.
More like losing my heart, than giving my allegiance.
Caught up, called out, come take a look at me now...
It's like I'm falling in love.

It's like I'm falling in love, love, love.
Deeper and Deeper.
It was love that made me a believer.
In more than a name, a faith, a creed,
Falling in love with Jesus brought the change in me.

"Greater love has no man than this, that He lay down His life for His friend." 
~John 15:13