This is one of my favorite sessions I’ve shot yet. As we come into this fall “busy season”, I am excited to go through and share some old sessions with you. Enjoy!
There are really no words to describe how much I love Sarah Beth. Her dad is the pastor of my church, and I’ve had the honor of knowing their family, especially Sarah, for quite some time now. Our Sunday mornings about 6 years ago used to consist of church and smoothies together e v e r y Sunday. Sarah was a huge part of shaping who I am today. When I met Dustin I immediately knew he was “the one” for her. Not only is he tons of fun, but carries a grace and peace with him that makes people want to be around him. I am so so so excited for their marriage together and was so honored when they asked me to shoot their engagements!
Available. This word is ringing in my Spirit today.
This week I’ve been surrounded by so much brokenness. My heart is heavy. From suicide, to overdose, to family struggles, cancer, the list is endless. I’ve been on my knees, tears down my face, multiple times this week fighting for and pleading for those who are so near to my heart. I hate the enemy. I hate cancer. I hate watching the ones I love walk through the darkest of situations. Situations my mind can’t even fathom and situations that my words will never fix.
Yet while brokenness abounds, the Lord’s kindness and grace abounds that much more. I listened to a message this week from a pastor that I follow and God spoke so clearly through it and completely confirmed what He has been showing me.
God can use anyone who is willing. He can use any available heart. The problem is most of us aren’t available. I’d like to say that every time that Holy Spirit tells me to do something I do it, but I don’t. So many times I hear about brokenness or watch my students or friends walk through pain and think about what I “could do”, yet so many times it stays right there.
2 Corinthians 8:11 “The best thing you can do is finish what you started and not let your good intentions grow stale”.
Jaw. Dropped. How many times do I have good intentions that I completely pass over? How many times do I pray and plan and sometimes even try, but eventually my good intentions go stale and I get “busy”.
Lord, give us hearts to not only dream, but act. May we live with hearts available and willing to listen to His voice.