My Story 365


IMG_2322This week I was reminded once again about life; daily life.  We don’t often think we are going to wake up one morning and get news that turns our life upside down.  But it happens.  We don’t think we have to worry about our health because we feel pretty good, and then something shows up and changes everything.  We think we will always have our family around us, and then there is a transfer and a move.  Life is one change after anything, and it requires us to be life changers.

IMG_2321We never expect the difficult things that come along, but we seem to remember those far more than we remember what is GOOD in our lives, or what great things have come our way.  It may feel like it’s the end of the world when our season of challenges come, but it will eventually come to be something we can handle.  We wake up every day, and each day that goes by becomes a little bit easier.

I am going into a new season myself.  I don’t know exactly what it has to hold for me but I am moving forward with confidence that God will reveal what is ahead of me as I step forward… trusting.  Give me light for the step I’m on!  I am hoping it won’t be like the last couple of months, but if it is, then I am prepared to walk it out.  Not complaining, but with expectation of what I will learn through it.  This is a transforming time for me, I believe.  I like those times and welcome the changes that it may bring for me.  My personality is such that when things get hard, I look all the more for something to counteract that challenge in my life.  It’s why I make goals every year in January.  It keeps my focus on good things, and always gives me a grateful heart for what I DO have in my life..

One of my goals has been to improve my photography, not necessarily just taking better IMG_2301photos, although that is part of it, but more to see with different eyes.  Catch that unusual idea, that special lighting, or a unique perspective.  It challenges me, but in a good way.  I am not out to compete with other photographers, or those who enjoy taking pictures.  My goal is doing something I love, and conveying a message to a person who is looking at my photo.  I love creating something that conveys a message to the person looking at it.  I have felt that God usually has a message for me in each photo I take, which always keeps my life perspective on the right focus.  I love that!  That is how the Holy Spirit works in us.  Helping us learn, convicting us, and helping us see that God is there in every step.  

IMG_2286So with that being said, I invite you to watch for my group “My Story 365” on Facebook, and I will share maybe once a week if I can here on the blog, to highlight some of the photos I take.  If you would like to learn more about how to take better pictures yourself, I’m happy to help in that area as best I can.  I don’t pretend to the a great photographer, but I can sure tell you how to improve your basics!  I love seeing others take up their cameras to capture those wonderful life moments!

This blog is evolving and I’m excited to see where it might go.  Join me in the group if you like, watch for the posts here, and also share a photo you may have taken and be a part of My Story.

Until next time…

~JoAnn

 

5 thoughts on “My Story 365

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and photography with us.
    Usually I take pics of what I see in the moment to share or to record what happened that day or year. I have a folder on my iPhone on just Garden and things around the outside of our house. Then I know when we got the new fence or when Dave planted something.

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