Let my words be life

{blogging} It’s been heavy on my heart lately that a daily photo stream of pictures may not be the form of art God desires for me to pursue.  I started posting outfit photos on Instagram approx. 12 weeks ago in an effort to take my mind off of the fact that we had been living with Brooks’ mom for nearly a year and still had yet to find a house for our family (long story to be blogged at a later time). It worked! My mind was occupied with a whirl of all the fashionable possibilities and I was coming up with different outfit choices using the clothes I already had in my closet! win win right?! Well just like the beginning of anything, it is easy to give God all the glory.  But as time goes by the credit tends to shift from God to ourself.  This is unacceptable to me, so why is it a constant battle?!

A picture might be worth 1000 words, but the viewer is made to guess what those words are.  How many times do we look through someone else’s “highlight reel” and instantly feel bad about ourselves? People don’t just go around posting scary morning selfies, or pictures of husband and wife in an argument, or ootd’s where children are wearing mostly today’s lunch menu. You know the real life stuff. So how do we change this perspective? WORDS…. speaking life into each other. I’m not saying ditch the photos.  I still believe photography is a gift from God for our mortal minds. I believe it is art to many, myself included. I just feel God telling me to put my images into words.

So here we go.  I am taking a leap of faith. I like to write, but I’ve always felt overwhelmed at the time commitment.  Or that my grammar would stink, or people wouldn’t even want to read…. the list goes on.  I felt like Moses with my continual excuses. God has called me to something, and I want to be obedient.  So please give me grace as I may struggle down this journey.  Through instagram I have been able to find more of my niche.  Many of my followers have responded asking for more kid fashions, mommy friendly fashions/hair styles, and makeup tips.  I will be using my blog along with instagram to bring these requests to life.  And this time I’ll be sharing my heart with you as well.  Let my life be the proof of Your love oh God.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (message bible) If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all His mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump, ” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

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