I started a blog post several weeks ago with this title…and never finished it. Now I’m not even sure what I was planning to write, although I’m sure it was something incredibly profound. 😉 Often times I realize that I tend to hold myself back.  Afraid to put myself out there. Afraid to say or do the wrong thing. Afraid that someone won’t like it. Afraid that maybe it will hurt me or our business. But this year for me isn’t about being scared. This year is about “Feeling the fear and going for it anyway”. (I’m pretty sure that was Lara Casey that said that…)

I’ve found myself seeking encouragement and words to inspire on THIS SITE a lot lately.  I love the truth and the passion that they put into making things happen, into life in general.  This year has already presented it’s own share of challenges and it’s also opened doors for change within ourselves and our businesses. It’s exciting. It’s scary. It’s invigorating. And I’m not prepared to sit on the sidelines and let these opportunities pass by or let the challenges leave me paralyzed with fear. I have been overwhelmed lately by the amount of Grace there is in my life. From where I am, to what I do, to the people that pour their love and friendship into my life daily, to the incredible Grace I know through Jesus. As things change and opportunities come and go- I wholeheartedly pray to rely on that through it all. I’ve tried to do it on my own in the past and it’s been disastrous! I’m so humbled daily by what the Lord has given…and I’m fully ready to count out the blessings and return thanksgiving as grace upon grace is poured out over me.

My incredible Husband brought home these flowers yesterday. And I literally photographed them for probably 20 minutes. Sometimes I feel the photographs don’t represent the beauty of what I’m photographing well enough.  I could have stared at them all day and never stopped finding new things to sigh over. Here is just a small example of the grace in my life that represents so much more… 🙂

Hope you like them…I’m pretty sure I’m gonna be turning some of these black and white and blowing up a giant canvas for our new house in the future…


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Sorry guys, should have been John 1:16 not 1:3. 🙂

Beautiful flowers, just like you! Thanks for your honesty and insight. And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:3

That is a BEAUTIFUL set of flowers! I would have taken a million pictures of them too!

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