Monday, April 13, 2009

I'll Keep My Day Job

Well...Since my dreams in music of singing and songwriting haven't taken off... yet...

(only kidding - I know everything is in God's time, if this is what He wants for me ;)...However, I guess I'd better keep my day job. ;)

Which is wonderful in itself! My current day job is teaching, and caring for our children. Hopefully another of my passions will continue to grow into a part-time photography business. It would be great to bring in extra income for our family, while doing something that I enjoy very much. I'd also like to use this as a ministry and outreach tool.

Until I can fulfill those "long term" goals. Photography will certainly always be a part of my goals though. Especially within ministry. I'd love to further grow in my abilities to design webpages, and graphics. Also enhance my photo editing skills.

God put this web design idea on my heart several years ago (along with my heart and passion of music ministry), and I know the photography is just part of it the bigger picture God has in store. The problem with me is (well one of the many problems.haha), that I tend to put things on the back burner quite often. Or, I get discouraged, so I lay it down for awhile. No, I'm not a quitter...sometimes I lay it down out of discouragement...or to earnestly seek God. He seems to always bring music back to me though. I've given up my keyboard before...and the Lord brings me another one! lol! Seriously!!

I guess I put things on the back burner concerning me...Mostly because I think the needs of my husband and our children are more important. So, I take baby steps where I am God leads and brings opportunity to serve. :) I'm thankful for every moment to do so.

With all of that being is link below to my new and improved bloggie. Jaime Potts and I collaborated on the header design, and she totally designed the blog and picked a beautiful background! I love it!!! I've spent the last days filling in the tabs. It is still under construction, but it is getting there. Thought I'd go ahead and show it though.

Thanks to Jaime, and also Drea for her assistance in various ways answering questions and offering suggestions for me as well. :) Two talented ladies!!!

Click here: Jennography

Now...Long Term Goals:
1. Make a recording of worship songs that are geared toward encouraging the wounded hearts of the world.
2. Learn the piano better so that I will feel comfortable leading worship from behind it!
3. Last but not least...Complete my Psychology Degree to do either family counseling or youth counseling...or both. If God keeps us here, I have considered the Child Life Specialist field as well. Mainly, to use what I have learned thus far in Psychology to be of counsel to someone in their time of great need. Many moons ago when I was in Bible College, I believed God was calling me to be a youth counselor. Then...I got married, and moved...and well, the rest is history. ;) It still feels like unfinished business to me for some reason though.

The other thing that has held me back is my physical condition, which I don't like to talk about too often. I've surrendered that to God as well. When I have symptoms, I remember that God is teaching me things and growing my character through my pain. It brings me closer to Him. :)

All of these things I am praying about; Whatever God wants though. :) We can have our "goals and our plans", but in the end...God is the one who ordains our steps. When we are fully surrendered to Him, he leads our lives to wonderful, unknown and extraordinary places!

Proverbs 16:8-9 (King James Version)

8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Proverbs 16:8-9 (The Message)

8 Far better to be right and poor
than to be wrong and rich.

9 We plan the way we want to live,
but only God makes us able to live it.


Angela said...

Hi Jenn!

I thried to follow your link to Jennography, but it said page was not found. Just wanted you to know and know I'm looking forward to checking you out :)

Jenn said...

Hey Angela, Our of those who regularly visit my blog, you were the only person who let me know this...I appreciate it. Thank you.

I think it works now. :)