Saturday, January 21, 2017

On Borrowed Time

Life is comprised of fleeting moments. And yet I can't help but think of the possibility that every moment can hold. 

I was driving home the other day, clutching the wheel, exasperated from a day that seemed to be way too long. I caught myself thinking... 

This is it... I guess a day like today is what my life looks like. Is this all there is? God are you there?

As many times as I've heard it said and tried to convince myself that one day isn't your entire life... I just couldn't shake the feeling. It hit me hard, and I just didn't feel like giving myself the pep talk. 

But a random thought crossed my mind as I mumbled to myself.  

You have one. 

One what? One purpose? One job?

You have one life. What you are you going to do with it?

It came rushing in like a sting after a sudden blow to the face. 

This life, however it may look today, tomorrow and every day that has taken place is mine... the clock doesn't stop. And this is my only shot at it. 

One shot to try again.

One shot to get so worn down, fail, fail, and fail again... but get up again anyway. 

One shot to share with the world what's inside this mind and heart of mine. 

One shot to show God's love to others and what He did for me.

One shot to love. 

So what is it that is stopping me then? Why is it that this darn fear is so gripping that it stops me from moving forward?

Is fear powerful?

No doubt about it. But I realize that fear is something that begins in the mind. And anything that starts in the mind can be controlled and overcome.

I don't want to miss out on any moment I could use in my life. Even if it seems mundane or ordinary. 

If this is my one shot at life ... I want to make sure I soak in every failure, idea, talk... every opportunity I get so that I can turn it into something I can use. 

Someone once said Your life will stay the same... unless you take action and change something in it.

We are all on borrowed time. Here for a distinct reason even if we don't see it yet. Mine may look totally different from yours.

But I wholeheartedly believe that every single person that was placed here, has a unique purpose, born at the perfect time... with an amount of time to complete it. 

The question is... will we ultimately choose to follow it or not?

I'll end with this thought. I hope that we all choose to find the courage within us to overcome any fears that may stumble us along the way. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Food Photography | Sweetly Chique

I'm so excited I got to photograph for a startup sweet treats company: Sweetly Chique. There were so many goodies... I couldn't decide which one I wanted to try first! Here are my favorites from the photo shoot... be sure to check out the site! ;)