some thoughts

If you like this blog for the pictures, than you may want to skip this one.

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about where God has been leading me (and is continuing to lead), and what that all means.

He brought me to Hope Town, where I was in a job that I didn’t feel qualified for, yet he equipped me to do so much and grow in a way I could never imagined.

He gave me a love and passion for photography that served as a wonderful creative outlet for me there.

He led us to North Carolina, and I really thought he was leading me to start my own photography business.  So much so, that I registered a name (Daylight Photography) and became an LLC.

And then, all of a sudden, he throws me a curve ball:  he puts me in a job where I am doing exactly what I am trained/gifted/created to do… lead others in the musical aspect of worship, and be a part of community.


“So Mary, where’s the struggle here?  You love your job, right?”


“You’re doing what you wanted to be doing, right?”


And here’s where my inner 5-year-old kicks in, stomping her foot on the ground.

“But it wasn’t my PLAN!!”

Don’t worry, I will continue to take pictures, and I’ll still be doing some weddings.  Next fall my cousin is getting married, and I am SUPER pumped for their Mexico destination wedding!

But this process is going to be much different than MY PLAN.

And that’s a good thing.

Because God’s plans usually turn out way better than mine…  one time he “messed up” my plans and I ended up meeting my husband.

I just don’t know what this is going to look like.  The full-time business that was in my mind is not going to be a reality.

But ohmygosh, I love my job.

And perhaps God is trying to pry open my fingers of my future, help me let go of this ‘control’ that I think that I have, and embrace the unknown.

Because the unknown, well, that’s a beautiful thing.


3 Responses to “some thoughts”

  1. kristine Says:

    isn’t it strange how messed up plans can be such a blessing? i’m hoping there’s still something in the future with photography…you are quite good. 🙂

  2. babonah Says:

    He “messed up” my plan and I met my husband too! 🙂 It’s so normal to want control – something He and I struggle with a lot! Love you!

  3. Natalie Says:

    I love you.

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