Thursday, May 31, 2012

{Hannah - Sneak Peak | St Cloud MN Senior Portrait Photography}

Oh my goodness. I can't wait to get through the rest of Hannah's session! Hannah is an old friend from church, and it was so much fun to traipse all over St. Cloud looking for sweet light and cool locations while catching up on life. Hannah thanks for choosing me to be your photographer, and for being such a fabulous model {and dancing in downtown st. cloud, even if it felt weird! haha}. Excited to show you the rest!

Friday, May 25, 2012

{Up Ahead - Noteworthy Quotes | Personal}

{Taken at the Johnson Shut-Ins, Lesterville, MO}

"Ain't you thinkin' what's it gonna be like when we get there? Ain't you scared it won't be nice like we thought?"

"No," she said quickly. "No, I ain't. You can't do that. It's too much - livin' too many lives. Up ahead they's a thousand lives we might live, but when it comes, it'll only be one. If I go ahead on all of 'em, it's too much." 
{The Grapes of Wrath, Stienbeck} 

Live here, in this moment, because living in the future is too much unnecessary work. Live now, be all present in this moment, enjoy this moment, worry about this moment only.

Let Jesus carry the burdens of the future, because He is so much better at it. Live just this one life that is before you.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." {Matthew 11:28-30}

Monday, May 14, 2012

{TOMS, Sunglasses, and Angela | Motley, MN Portrait Photography}

Ange is one of my best friends. Even though she's not "technically" my sister, we have the relationship of one.  We're four and half years apart, but she's totally my kind of girl ;) The last time her and Kara {another sister. haha} were visiting she asked if I'd do a few portraits for her mom. The most recent ones of her that were hanging on the wall were from three years ago. Of course I said yes.. and here is the result of our fun times. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

{Cardinal Baseball | Staples MN Sports Photography}

A favorite from last weeks baseball action against Park Rapids. Petrich beats the ball to the plate in a close play.

Monday, May 7, 2012

{Your Path | Personal}

"You are on the path of My choosing. There is no randomness about your life. As you give yourself more and more to a life of constant communion with Me, you will find that you simply have not time for worry." {Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young}

I've been learning lately that the path that the Lord is choosing for me doesn't consist of where I am, or where I am going, or where I am living, or what I am doing, or how I am serving Him. Instead, it consists of my relationship with Him. 
That's what the "path" is. Walking and talking with Jesus. Listening and obeying. Loving Him.

That's all that matters. And that's all He wants from us.

Too often I get caught up in how *I* think my path should be looking, and the majority of the time I think it involves moving and doing and going. I quickly loose sight of what it really means to walk the path of Christ.

Walking and talking with Jesus. Loving Him. That's all He wants from me. If I am pursuing that then I am on the right path. 

I'm right where I'm supposed to be. 

"What can I do for You // What can I bring to You // What kind of song would You like me to sing? // 'cause I'll dance a dance for You // pour out my love for You // What can I do for You beautiful King.

"Cause I can't thank you enough."

"And I hear You sing to me // you, don't have to do a thing // just simply be with Me and let those things go // 'cause they can wait another minute // wait, this moment is too sweet // just please stay here with Me and love on Me a little longer.

"Cause I like to be with you a little longer. I am in love with you." {A Little Longer, Jenn Johnson}

Friday, May 4, 2012

{GO Worship | Brainerd MN Event Photography}

A few weeks ago Verge Ministries held GO Worship, a worship event for the Brainerd Lakes Community, but also people from Fargo, Duluth and St. Cloud.

If you weren't there {and even if you were} you should join us at the next one... October 13th!