Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Fragments

This week has been busy, nearly beginning to end.

I started my week shooting a wedding for the first time. My nephew got married and had a small budget so he asked me to do it. I was very resistant because I just wanted them to have something great for the day. I did it and I wish they were better. I have to give myself some slack, but it's hard when it's you. I did get one good shot though.
It just reminds me of what a wedding should be. A celebration of love.

OK, enough with the was a lovely wedding and we had fun for sure. Loved seeing my girls shake a tail feather on the dance floor. Totally cracked me up.

Last night was small group and during it I was just struck with the way my biblical counseling class is changing my belief system about psychology. I have always been interested in psychology, fascinated by mental health and mental illness, some of my very favorite classes were studying the human psych. I even worked for the mental health association. And, I still am very interested in all of it, just seeing it through the lens of scripture as opposed to the secular world's view, is even more fascinating.

2 Peter 1:3 says, "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness."

I love how God is making that more and more clear to me by the day.

Yesterday I spent a good part of the day in baking mode. I made cake balls, 2 pumpkin pies, a cherry pie the night before, baked potatoes and yams. I also took Lilla to co-op for homeschool, went to dance class and then headed, with all the food in tow, to small group. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast together. Truly something to be thankful for!

Oh, and on Wednesday I took the girls for a solo trip to the children's museum. I'd never done it before alone, thinking I couldn't handle it. However, I found out it was no problem at all. Thankfully, the museum wasn't too busy, but it was also just a great day. Lots of playing and learning, some presentations we sat through and just an all around great day!

I decided to lay off with taking pictures of the girls for awhile. Lilla told me she was tired of me constantly being concerned about picture after picture after picture. I decided to respect that, although it's difficult. I usually take several hundred a week, at least. I'm learning to release control for sure!

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Sarah said...

I've seen the other wedding pics, and I think they are great!

I have had to do the same thing with the camera. Last year, I even forced myself to NOT take it to disney on ice. It was SO hard, but I found I enjoyed myself more when I wasn't worried about getting the perfect shot. I'm still obsessed with pictures, but like you, I'm trying to cut back :-)

Caution Flag said...

Visiting from Mrs. 4444's. You surely sound like a busy woman. Don't you love the way the scriptures have so much to say that we've never seen previously?

Have a lovely week-end :)

Tettelestai said...

i was once in counseling too at a liberal arts school, steeped in psychology.... but when i finally got to return to school after a couple children, i took classes at the undergrad of my hubby's seminary. those biblical counseling classes were a spot light into my brain!! i love it!!! i am so glad you are enjoying them!! i wish i could join you, alas too many children now and no time for me to study. i wish you success and can't wait for more sharing on your educational journey!

The Crazy Coxes said...

You've been a busy bee!
I love that no matter how many times you've read the scriptures, you can still learn something new!
It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast!
Have a great weekend.

Doreen McGettigan said...

My grand kids HATE when I get going with my camera..I have to be so sneaky!
Of course my brother is a professional photographer: so I am embarrassed no matter what photo's I get..
Have a blessed Holiday your babies are so cute!

Unknown Mami said...

I bet you did a great job on the wedding photos and are being way to hard on yourself.

gail said...

Cake balls?

Rachael said...

I'd love to shoot a wedding someday, but I'd be so scared of not getting the photos I wanted. I guess you just start out doing it for free or cheap or for friends/family...

I have only had cake balls once and right now I'm having a MAJOR craving... Maybe I'll make some for my birthday next week.

Brigette Joy said...

I know what you mean about psychology and the Bible. I read a book once about how popular views about self esteem really goes against what the Bible says. God's word helps us understand everything in life better. Trends come in go in academia and psychology, but the word of God stands forever!

petrii said...

Hi Amy,
This is my first week of Friday Fragging for myself, so thought I'd come a-visitin' =)

I would love to hear more of your thoughts on Christian counseling.

That food sounds delish!!! And so does the museum. I do love a good museum.

Have a Blessed evening,