When I started Best Captured in 2015 my goal was not to turn a hobby into a monetary project. My goal was simply to find an outlet to share a few things I enjoyed: writing and photography. With balancing a typical busy schedule that seemed regimented in many ways I was itching to find a way to release my more artistic roots. Best Captured fulfilled this and quickly my personal side hobby became a fun interest that was now more enjoyable because both Jo and I were invested in it. The Lord was good to us during this season of our lives, allowing us many unique opportunities to venture the world through missions, work trips and leisurely vacations. Best Captured served as a motivator, if we even needed to be more motivated, to explore, to adventure, to appreciate more of creation, to meet beautiful people from various cultures, and to experience the goodness and diversity of many parts of this earth.
The holidays can be the most magical time of the year but they can also cause stress too. With all the expectations, traditions to continue and family and friends to entertain the list can become exhausting and before you realize it the season has come to an end and you are left feeling like you didn't have one moment to enjoy it. So, how do we put a halt on the craziness and take a minute to truly appreciate this joyous time?
We have created a list of seven simple ways you and yours can minimize the demands of the season to take time and enjoy each other and the things that are happening around you.
Calling ALL Women!
So, this afternoon I was doddling around on the Internet. Actually, I was attempting to shop, even though I didn't need to be and one link lead me to another until I landed on the site for Revive our Hearts. (https://www.reviveourhearts.com/)
Now I'm not sure how many of you have wandered here before but what a GREAT place to find yourself on a Saturday afternoon. This site really is filled with wonderful tools, resources, events, motivation and sound doctrine for every follower of Christ.
Just the other day I was cooking with a few of my girlfriends. As the guys were joyfully surrounded by the grill outside enjoying their manliness the girls were joyfully embracing girly conversation discussing life, daily trends and all of the above. When, out of the blue these girls, friends of the same age and demeanor, both in strong, sturdy relationships, started asking ME for marriage advice. Now, being the only married one of the group I immediately thought this must seem to them qualification for advice giver. I began to think about all of this and I thought "Wow!" "When did I start giving marriage advice?"What ACTUALLY qualifies me to give MARRIAGE advice?"