the yellow blooming “weeds” is mustard seed plant! Who knew?
We started off the evening by talking about “Anne of Green Gables” and “Pride & Prejudice.” Who knew we were “kindred spirits”?!
These girls might not have been totally “into” the hats I brought along but they wore them with grace and style! Thanks Alexa and Lisa!!!
We foraged some magnolia dogwood cuttings from a nearby neighbor tree (above) before we trekked into the mustard field. We have quite a lot of yellow mustard fields. It must be an invasive weed. (around here!)
Mathew 17:20: “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” This is a verse taped to my wall above my desk.
Here is where I go off on a tangent… my art and creativity right now is photoshoots! I LOVE every minute I spend photographing flowers, beauty, etc.! I’ve learned so much from God as I pursue Him and learn. I’ve learned much from a book I read recently called, “A Million Little Ways; uncover the art you were made to live.” (by Emily P Freeman). In my own words, I’ve learned there is a much needed balance in our hearts as we have courage to do what we desire to do. As we wait on God to develop these gifts into whatever He wants to do with them. Once we are doing with courage and then waiting to see where it will lead then we learn humility when our art gets noticed (or published!) We realize how small we are and how great God is. If we start to obsess about our Art and worship it rather than our Creator, we will feel it in our hearts. If I am unable to pursue the gift of Art God has given me, I can and will still worship God because He is all I need (and in the worst of times I’d rather have Him than my Art if I had to make that decision). I am incredibly blessed to have so much time pursuing and enjoying the gift of creativity and styling and photography. I’ve also learned that I am not equal to my gift. I am valuable without any strings attached! God keeps telling me that He is delighted in me and we dance together when I take photographs. I am learning to let go of striving so hard to make my Art worthwhile (in my head) – “worthwhile if I get paid for all this work!”
Okay, back to the photoshoot!
After our trek through the mustard field…we drove toward the light and found a field by some cows. Although I’m not posting any today with the cows! Maybe another day! (Below) the girls do a few twirls and then watch the light fade away…
“The beauty of God demands a response from us.” -Michael Card