Sunday, January 5, 2014

Baby+camera=cute picture

Here's a picture I took of my cousins little girl... she is 4 months old, and the sweetest little thing...
...taking pictures of little babies is so fun, and this was no exception!!!
Thanks to all my who helped with props, lighting, baby care, and keeping her smiling (or trying to) etc.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 -- A New Year

    A year is gone, and a new one has come.  What I do in it, and with it, is still to be seen. It is a blank page in the book of my life.  It is so easy to try to pick up the pen, and write a line on my own, but then I get ahead of the story, and find myself asking, "why Lord?" and the Lord gently reminds me... "my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord." Isa 55:8.  I have a plan for your life, although you may not see it now, but if you will trust me, I will lead you!  And then I lay down the pen, and say again, Lord, you write this story...   
     I, of course, don't know where many of you are in your lives, but one thing I do know, God cares about each of you, and wants SO much for you to cast yourself on Him, and trust him in every area of your life.   I want to encourage you to keep seeking the Lord, read the Word of God faithfully, and talk to him on a daily basis!
"Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet, and a Light Unto My Path" 
As I was thinking about the new year, and the possibilities it holds, I was reminded of this statement made by a young African pastor.  It was found among his possessions after he was martyred for his Faith.  I want this to become more of a reality in my life this year...
I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I’m finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by Holy Spirit power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, preached up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problems recognizing me – my colors will be clear!
Are my Colors clear, is the way I live, and the things I do, bringing glory to Jesus Christ my Lord?  And maybe its time to, again, hand the pen back to God, and say "Lord, you write this story".
May God Bless each of you in this coming year, as you draw closer to him, and walk in his ways! 
 ~ Jordan 
 Psalm 115:1 "Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, 
for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake."

Photo-A-Day #26 -- The End...

December Photo-A-Day
Day #26 -- The End
Wow,  is it really over?  The photo-a-day has really been a lot of fun, its forced me to go out and take pictures, when I would much rather have kept doing what I was, rather then go try and get something... Also, I want to say Thank you, to all of you that have been doing this with me, its made it fun (and a lot easier to keep going), if you want to see some more Photo-a-Day pictures from Sara Ann, you can check out her blog HERE.   And to all of you that were emailing me pictures etc, Thanks.... it was lots and lots of fun to see your pictures... Keep up the good work!  Looking forward to more photos in the future, anybody up for a 2014 Photo-A-Day...???

Photo-A-Day #25 -- Alyssa Serene

 Monday night I finally got to go see the newest addition in the Ebersol home...
Day #25 -- Alyssa Serene
"So cute..."
It was lots of fun holding her, and then taking pictures!  Thanks so much for letting me come and bomb the party so late at night :)      God Bless You all!!!    ~ Jordan