Comfortable is Not Your Calling

Do you find that in a day that is designed for 10 things, you do 20 because you are wonder woman or captain america? You are tired, but you can handle it. Let me just say that this is not your calling, One of the things you have to learn to say is NO.

NO

God will not call you to be so busy you don’t have time for this gift He has given you called life. I think we get so wrapped up in other people’s callings that we wear ourselves out trying to accomplish things that we were not meant to do. Learn to say no so some stuff that looks good so that you can get what is better.  One of the things I prayed for was a spirit of discernment. Lord, teach me what to do and when to do it.

Since I have let go of other people’s callings, God has taken me places I never would have imagined. I stopped trying to be what others wanted me to be. I began to embrace the things God called me to. I have found myself doing several things I never thought I could do.  In the next two weeks I will meet new challenges as an artist, as a photographer, as a writer and as a jesus follower. I am amused and scared at the same time.

 

One of my ahha moments this year was that God has a different idea of what success looks like that does not always match mine. Sometimes God just wants us to try some new stuff.  Some of us are so caught up in the same ol same ol that we won’t try anything new without a good reason. (I know from which I speak)

I have been on this journey with God for a while.  I have not looked up to Him and said “Lord, I’m bored.”  Kinda like a kid on an amusement park ride, there have been days I have asked to be taken off the crazy ride or to slow it down.  It is like when you start trying to teach your baby to walk.  Some of them find it scary because they fall and their legs are so unsure. Once they get used to it they appreciate the new ability.

God is the same way. There is so much He wants to teach us, but we get so scared we sit in the floor and say “I am not ever going to do that, it is too scary.” But God knows that once we trust Him and get the hang of it, we will love it.  He created us for it.

Over the next couple of weeks I have some amazing challenges before me.  There will be the tendency to sit in the floor and say “I can’t do that.” But I am going to put everything I got into it because success is not defined by me or determined by me.  I find my confidence in Christ because He called me to it.

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Some Call It A Hard Rain

while others might refer to it as a storm. A metaphor for struggles in life, we  all encounter them in our lives and have to decide how to deal with them. In this collection of short stories, Dancing During the Storm, each main character had to decide what they would do when their life turned upside down.

This book is available:

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This week I learned that art is hard and endangered. While I spent the week fighting with draping and achieving good tone, I learned today that many arts programs are on the way out to make room for more STEM.
The world is not a good place without art. Without art there is no science and technology because first you have imagine and create.

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This semester I have had a professor who continues to drive home the connection between science and art.  I get to challenge myself in a way that I have not before and find in the discomfort of it I am growing in new areas. Everyone deserves the chance to do this. I hope you will join me in praying for a reversal.

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The Updated Version of Dancing During the Storm is available.

Imagine living in a world where women are second class citizens.  With the world on the verge of war, women decide it is time to stand up, but there are some who would hold them back. In this short story, 14 to Fate, two women make decisions that the rest of the world will have to live with. But what do they decide?

Find out in Dancing During the Storm, Vol 2.

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Captured Great Moments

at the When Jade Smiles Golf Tournament on Friday, October 13, 2017.  When Jade Smiles is a grief resource for children. It is a nonprofit dedicated to providing assistance to children who have lost a parent.

Annually the organization hosts a golf tournament to raise funds.  This was the 4th Annual Tournament.

My Next Photo Project

PHOTO PROJECT:
I need models for my next photo project. These women will be photographed in three different locations.
I need:

female between age 1 to 24 months old

female between age 30 to 35 years old

female over the age of 65 years old

If you are interested, please post your photo in the comments section and how I can contact you.

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