"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully," Romans 12:6-8

Monday, January 31, 2011


[strengkth, strength, strenth] noun “1. the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor. 2. mental power, force, or vigor. 3. moral power, firmness, or courage.” Strength is a quality that everyone aspires to attain. My sister, Casey, is one of the strongest women I know. She is one of UC Davis’s Women’s Field Hockey captains and her dedication to being a positive leader to her team is an inspiration. Casey has committed herself to growing mentally strong through the study of viticulture and physically strong through lifting weights, running, and eating well. Her strength is something contagious… making all those around her desire to be stronger, more dedicated themselves. On Saturday she was recognized for her contagious strength. She was awarded Aggie of the Year. Congratulations Casey, you inspire me, and I am so very proud of you! Here are some pictures from the banquet. Enjoy!







“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:25-26

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Harvey Family

This family is so beautiful, inside and out. Okay, I may be a little bias. But seriously, these two parents are so dedicated to raising up strong children. David and Jonathon are two of the sweetest boys around, it might be because Daniel and Carolyn show their kids such a genuine and unconditional love. It is so much fun to see them all interacting together. Thank you guys for letting me capture your growing family through photography. Enjoy.
“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” Colossians 3:20

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Anxiety turned Euphoria…

Last Thursday, January 20th, I took the biggest, most significant test of my career. I spent weeks before the test studying flash cards, books, and videos. All in an attempt to bring all the knowledge from the past two years of nursing school to the front of my brain. My husband was a huge blessing who boosted my confidence, calmed my nerves, showed me love and made me laugh on the day of the test. I was joined by friends from school who had the same nerves, insecurities and pre-test jitters, and there was a weird peace about that. A peace that we were in this together, three other women knew exactly how I felt. They understood the feeling of complete failure that hit your stomach the minute our computerized test shut off. They understood completely the pressure and self-doubt this test produces.

The next few days were filled with doubt, nerves, anxiety, and impatience as I waited for my results. I know hard to think, me, impatient, nervous or doubting the knowledge that God bless me with. Checking the BRN website daily (multiple times), praying that maybe the results were posted since the last time I checked five minutes ago. I tried every trick and tactic to figure out if I passed, prayed, prayed and prayed some more. However all that came to a halt today.

This morning I found out I passed! I am officially a Registered Nurse. Jenee Harvey RN. It feels so good. I feel so blessed. Over the last twenty-four hours God has lifted stress, showed me glimpses of what “dreams come true” look like, provided me with a new found hope. Although I am still searching for a job, my anxiety and stress have turned into euphoria and confidence. I passed this test. God greatly affirmed that I can and will be a nurse. I will strive everyday to make a difference in the lives of my patients. I do not only want to make them physically well, but mentally healthy as well. I want to be a light in the medical field that impacts patients in a very special way, and inspires them to get the most out of life.

After a very energized run, I treated myself to my most favorite Orange Vanilla Chi and a 9-grain bagel with cream cheese. Surrounded by friends, we celebrated another hurdle jumped, door opened, and all that the future has in store. Thank you everyone for all your prayers and support. I am so excited to see how God uses me in both my career as a nurse and as a photographer. God is good, and His people are too!

Of course a post would not be adequate without pictures to go along with it…



“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Beautiful Weather

Here in Northern California we were Blessed with beautiful weather. The sun was shining brightly, the ground was dry and the town of Chico was taking full advantage of a warm few days in the middle of winter. As my husband and I road our tandem through Lower Park, we passed families having picnics, kids playing at the park, a variety of people out for a walk, roller blade or enjoying an afternoon bike ride like us. It was a wonderful break from the rain, fog, jackets and gloves. I am so grateful for the blessing of warm weather and felt inspired to spend sometime just me, my camera and the beauty that is Bidwell Park. Enjoy.

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“As long as earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:22

Friday, January 21, 2011

Jonathan and Jada

I truly have a heart for little ones… there is something about a baby, they can always bring a smile to my face, cheer to my heart and they are so fun to photograph too.. There are so innocent, every experience is a new expe3rience, they are a true gift from God. Today I had the pleasure of spending sometime with Jada and Jonathan. Here are some pictures from our time together.
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“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.” Psalm 103:13

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Addison Nicole Photo Shoot

Thank you Melissa and Brian for allowing me the pleasure of capturing this special time in Addison’s life. Your little girl can really bring a smile to just about anyone's face. Not sure if it’s her big brown eyes, smile or spunky personality, but she is just such a joy to be around. Addison is at the age where she is absorbing everything around her, soaking up life like a sponge, and my hope was to capture her inquisitive nature to share with all of you. Enjoy!
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“They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A year filled with prayer…

The tradition with a new year typically involves adding things to better one’s life and subtracting things that have hindered such happiness, success or health in the past. This year I decided to add a more dedicated, diligent, and directed prayer time. Life is all about relationship, relationships make life. My husband is the most important person in my life and the second most important relationship (right below my faith in God), so it only seemed calling that I start praying more for him, for us and for me. So here I am, two weeks into January, two chapters into my book, embarking on a journey of prayer.

“When you are praying for yourself-his wife- remember this model of a good wife from the Bible. It says she takes care of her home and runs it well. She knows how to buy and sell and make wise investments. She keeps herself healthy and strong. She works diligently and has skills that are marketable. She is giving and conscientiously prepares for the future. She contributes to her husband’s good reputation. She is strong, solid, honorable and not afraid of growing older. She speaks wisely and kindly. She doesn’t sit around doing nothing, but carefully watches what goes on in her home. Her children and husband praise her. She doesn't rely on charm and beauty but knows that fear of the Lord is what is most attractive. She supports her husband and still has a fruitful life of her own which speaks loudly for itself.” –Power of a Praying Wife.   That right there is the wife I am and will always be striving to be. I am not perfect, will never be perfect. But night after night I pray to become that model and day after day I strive to do my best to love the Lord, love my husband and make a difference in this world. I am so thankful for the man that God has given me, and am so excited to be in this journey of prayer for him and our relationship.

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“Woman is not independent of man, nor man independent of woman in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 11:11