I've come to the conclusion that I'm weak. And so are you.
I get burnt out. And so do you.
I'm educated... I'm smart... I'm outgoing... energetic... married to an awesome man... I've got all of that - but it doesn't cut it. I try to be an example and I try to be the person that I want students to look up to (working in ministry) and yet... I don't see fruit - I don't see any growth... Then, I realize it's because I don't see and fruit or growth in MY OWN LIFE.
It's come to my attention that in order to be an example for others - I've got to follow the ultimate example on my own FIRST. Then, ministry won't be a "job" or something to check off my proverbial "to do list" - rather it will be a natural outpouring of my relationship with Jesus Christ.
I can only be a light to others if I've got the light shining THROUGH me... from the inside out.
Second photo... I finally had a weekend where there wasn't much going on and I had FREE TIME on my hands (who knew that even existed??)... So I was getting a little bored and decided I would discover new things in my camera. This is the first of many "multiple exposure" shots I'm sure I'll be putting up as long as Christmas lights are hung.