the winner of the Alexander Creative Family Rules poster is.....
Posted by: sharon y. | April 20, 2012 at 02:17 PM
send me your info sharon y. and i will hook you up with Ryan Alexander!
now if you didn't win....go get your own!!
so i said yesterday i was missing pam and dreaming about going back to africa.
it's on my mind everyday.
i feel like.... i am in some kind of pull between what i know is right and what i do anyway....like shopping among many other things.
i know that spending money on "things" that mean nothing is not right.
meaning: it's worthless.
but i like those things....cute clothes....shoes....new jewelry.
but it means NOTHING to God.
and shouldn't i care about what God cares about?
shouldn't i want what HE wants for me?
i know that He does not want my time and thoughts and money to be spent on clothes and nothingness.
even if i do look super cute...i can't take it with me when i die.
going to africa to visit pam doesn't mean i can't go shopping...it's not that.
it means i feel messy in my heart and mind and can't make sense of it yet.
God is the only one who can resolve this issue in me.
and He will keep working on me i am sure of that.
then i got these books....and i'm done for.
i am on chapter ONE of katie's book and i canNOT stop the tears.
the entire time....every word....crying.
have you read this book? after only chapter one i would say YOU SHOULD.
and her blog?
it will wreck you.
and i am scared to read seven.
pam and i email each other quite a bit.
her emails are so special to me.
i read them over and over.
once i read them out loud over dinner because she and i were coresponding back and forth right then.
i wanted my family to be amazed at what God is doing through them and for them.
her son wrote a book and it's on kindle!
he is so talented.
we downloaded it on sean's kindle and he loved it!
sean said "that is so cool that jake wrote it AND it's on kindle!"
it inspired him.
it's called The War Horn....you can download it here for $2.99
he's using the funds to help raise money for a trip back to the US to go to a writing camp....awesome.
way to go jake.
i am so proud of you!
and now....on a completely DIFFERENT subject
i am going to take the year off from taking family photos.
i just can't get it all done.
it makes me sad but coming to that decision has been a relief.
there are things i want to do but haven't because the photo season loomed over my head.
thinking "i won't have time once pictures start up again"
thank jess and joel for being my only clients this year.
i have a lot of you ask about my lens and camera.
i use a Canon 50D and i only own one lens....canon 24-70 f/2.8
so every picture on this blog for two years now has been with that lens.
unless they are my phone pictures.
tom petty was really good.
his voice sounds exactly the same as it ever has...it was pretty incredible.
he was so gracious "thank you so much!" after every song and sounding like he deeply meant it.
it is so crazy to sit at a concert & look at the performer that wrote a song that i have been singing my whole life.
to watch them sing it!?
i LOVE that about live music.
he didn't play wildflowers though....my most favorite....bummer.
but it was a great show.
and i liked being there with mr. duerksen.
he's my my real most favorite.