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I have been home from San Francisco for literally minutes and my mind is STILL reeling from the awesome-ness that exploded over the last 48 hours.  I got the amazing privilege of getting to really know some of the most amazing women I have ever met.  We laughed, we cried, we ate AMAZINGLY (thank you […]

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I almost can’t even fathom the road Pursuit 31 has taken over the past 6 months.  What started as a Facebook group to plan a WPPI dinner with other Christian Women has transformed into one of the most amazing, supportive, loving and giving communities I have ever seen.  I never imagined in a million years […]

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  • Brenda Eley - Love it! Love the colors! I would love to go!

  • Jessica Chavez - OH.MY. Seriously? How cool is that! I wish I could go to all the retreats! The planning looks amazing for ALL the locations!

  • Latasha Eaddy Haynes - I am so thrilled about this!

  • Hilary Mercer - Totally wish I could go! We wont be moving there for 2 more weeks! 🙁

  • Heidi Pratt - Oh. my. goodness….I think I am going to do cartwheels for you! Beautiful, and so fun! I am so excited to meet you and Latasha. Wait, excited does not come close…..YAY!

  • Anna Groves - I am so so so excited that I get to be a part of this!

  • Elizabeth-Ann King - Oh oh oh I LOVE it! I want to go!

  • Feuza - so cool, very creative

  • eryn - love it! You had me at Cake Pops 🙂

  • Kristin Wall - I’m soooooo sad! I would be there in a second, but Emily and I are already going to For the Love Workshop! We will be heading back through Seattle on the 28th…I can’t believe we are going to miss meeting everyone when it is so close!

  • Pursuit 31 Connecticut ~ The Notebook » Karen Stott Photography Blog - […] we have taken the Pursuit 31 Retreat to Nashville, San Francisco and in a few weeks we will be in Seattle, and each one has been filled with fabulous little suprises that seriously make me squeal.  But […]

About a year ago I had a dream.  Well, I had a breakdown and then I had a dream.  I was overwhelmed.  Exhausted beyond comprehension and I just wanted to quit.  I wanted to throw it all away.  I wanted to take the easy route.  I wanted to be a normal stay at home Mom. […]

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  • Valentina Glidden - Yay! I am so excited about this! I am kinda bummed I didn’t get a spot but winning the p31 swag bag kinda makes up for it! Congrats to all the winners 🙂

  • Mary Marantz - Love what God is doing with you Karen! Your heart is so big it should have its own zip code. Seriously.

  • Nancy Tate Mitchell WrapGirl - Congrats to all the winners and Karen Stott Thanks for everything that you have done over the passed year! It has been nothing but AMAZING! Someday we will meet in person when it in GOD’s timing!

  • Wendy Willis Cunningham - Karen you are so beautiful! I love you more than you will ever know. Your heart is like… GINORMOUS!

  • Elizabeth-Ann King - You are so wonderful Karen. I just adore your heart and spirit. The Lord is so evident in your life and it’s such an honor to be a part!

  • Jana Long - Karen, Thank you again. I still cannot even believe it! I almost cried this morning reading this right before going out the door to work, and driving, etc. LOL!

  • Beth Daane - Thank you so much for offering this scholarship. I am so excited to attend in New Haven and see everyone!

There’s something about San Francisco that has always had a part of my heart. Maybe it was the countless hours I spent watching Full House as a child or maybe it’s my fascination with bridges, but either way, I’ve always been smitten with that city and I’ve never even been there.  Until now…well, until 4 […]

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  • Emily Hart - Alex and I are moving to the bay area next month! We are pretty big fans of the area too.

  • Gabrielle von Heyking - that is so awesome! : )

  • Andrea Scott - I agree with your thoughts about the color yellow. It makes me feel happy inside.

  • Jenny Nguyen - I CANNOT WAIT for the SF retreat and to finally meet you, Karen!

  • Damaris Mia - So pretty! I’m sure it’s going to be amazing!

  • Eryn Crawford Kesler - can’t WAIT! I’m kind of obsessed with grey and yellow right now, too! So excited!

  • Angela Chenoweth - So wish I could go with you. 🙁 Have fun! It’s going to be amazing and my family said if you need anything just let me know! Your going to have a blast!!!!!

Watching this vision come to life over the past 5 months has been absolutely incredible…and slightly surreal.  I continue to be amazed watching the hand of God move through this community of incredible women.  So thank you… to all of the ladies of Pursuit 31 and all of the incredible companies who have come alongside […]

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  • Pursuit 31: What it means to me and why I want to attend the retreat | Damaris Mia Photography - […] that being said, Karen is giving away 6 scholarships to the 6 cities in which the Pursuit 31 retreat will be held. I so badly want to attend the retreat in Palm Springs […]

  • Jessica Chavez - Being part of this amazing community of women is such a blessing! There are really no words to describe to thank you Karen for such a beautiful vision and your hard work!! Even though I don’t know you in person I feel like I’ve known you for a long time! Love you girl!! xoxo

  • Wendy Cunningham - I am so excited for you and Isaac. You guys are doing great things! And the size of your hearts is very humbling. I am so happy that I was one of the lucky ones to have been a part of the P31 Nashville retreat. And I am so honored to call you my friend. I love you guys!!

  • Pursuit 31. Jesus, photography, life & a chance to win » VZ Glidden Photography - […] me win a spot at this amazing retreat, which is worth of $500 . All you need to do is go to this link and like my comment in there. A person will be randomly chosen from the 3 people with the most likes. You do have to […]

  • bet - This is such a wonderful gift you are giving to 6 deserving women! Thank you for having it in your heats to do this!!

  • Lorina Daiana - Beautiful video :]

    May I ask what song this is? I’ve been playing it over and over again 😛

  • Pursuit 31 » Kara Miller Photography Blog - […] And if you’re interested in finding out more about Pursuit 31, visit the website, http://www.pursuit31.com, or for more info about the scholarship program check out Karen Stott’s Blog 🙂 […]

  • Michelle March - I do hope the retreat comes to Florida next year. It would be such a blessing! Good luck and thank you so much for all that you do. 🙂

  • Latasha Eaddy Haynes - Seattle is SO excited to have you! woo hooo!

  • Pursuit 31 Retreat // Faith & Photography » Lori K Photography Blog - […] 31 retreat is something I would love to be a part of, and if you would like to attend, check out Karen Stott Photography to find out more about the scholarship program.  It will be a two day workshop on […]

  • A favor, Directions and Pursuit 31. | Daane Studios | Photography for the World - […] note- if any other photog ladies would like to check out how receive a scholarship to the workshop, go here.  The voting ends on August 7th and the winner(s) will be announced on the 8th.  Good luck to […]

  • Beth Daane - So excited- just threw my name in the hat to win a scholarship for New Haven!

  • dream…A Pursuit 31 Scholarship Opportunity « Jana Melinda Photography - […] And more on the scholarship opportunity here: Pursuit 31 Scholarship Opportunity […]

  • Jana Long - I’m going for it…even though it’s SO so SO so late! It’s worth it!

  • A chance & a favor » melissa beck photography - […] on this amazing group send me an email and I can connect you! Looking the scholarship yourself, check it out here on Karen’s own blog!! Love It. Say […]

  • Megan King - Congratulations to all who won! I entered for the Denver retreat, but I did not see a Denver winner? I might have missed something…

It is coming down to the last two weeks before our Pursuit 31 launch in Nashville Tennessee. I am seriously so being excited and even more blessed to get to be a part of such an amazing group of ladies.  Our Hostesses and Event Stylists have been working so hard coming up with the theme for […]

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  • Amber DeCicco - I Wish I could attend this! Cant wait to hear all about it! <3

  • Amber DeCicco - I so wish I was able to go, I cant wait to hear all about it! xoxo

  • Sarah D'Attoma - I haven’t visited your site in a little while and thought I’d pop by… So great to see everything you’re doing. Truly inspirational! Keep it up!

It was around this time last week that it hit me… I had been asked to do something far bigger than me and the panic was setting in.  Fly away?  Leave my family behind?  Speak in front of people?  I could feel my hands getting sweaty and my knees getting weak.  Are you sure Lord? […]

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  • Charity - Love it! Don’t you love it when God does that to us? You are very capable and talented to do exactly what you’re doing! Do not forget that!

  • Feuza - powerful words and I can so relate with the fear factor, I am so happy for all the blessings that is to come to you because of your generous heart, xoxo

  • Elizabeth Ann King - Amazing. I love you.

  • Aimee Desiree - Lovely post! Did you ever feel kind of silly when you started with all this…like, “really? what am I thiiiinking?” I’ve been procrastinating on practicing with my camera by taking all of these online tutorials and reading up on FAQ’s. It’s like when I have a 25 page research paper to write and I just research and research. You know, it totally counts 😉 But I put down my computer and spent time shooting around the neighborhood. I was working on a house down the street. It’s beautiful and unique with a plaque designating it as a historical home. And guess who walked out to get the mail while I am on my knees in his front yard to get just the right angle? The owner. My neighbor. Who will surely see me time and again when I walk my dog around. Luckily, he seemed used to it and told me to send one in to the local paper – ha!

  • Kimberly - I absolutely LOVE what stuff like this happens. Such a wake up call to our hearts. God is so good and He’s got you every step of the way. <3 love!

  • Jessica Frey - Love you Karen! What a great post….truly so proud of you! I know we’ve only known each other for a short period of time, but I know you’ve been placed in my life and the lives of these other women for a purpose! Keep up the hard work and know that we all appreciate you and are cheering you on!! HUGS!!

  • Janice - Ooo; this gives me goose bumps – the good kind! Bless you for stepping out when stepping back would be easier in the short run. I can’t wait to see the blessings heaped out for your obedience and faith!

  • Ashley Terry - This is beautiful, Karen! I’ve been going through the same doubts and fears lately. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend Believing God, by Beth Moore. It speaks to these exact challenges. Keep being brave–you’re an inspiration to all of us!

  • Nancy Mitchell - You are amazing Karen and I look forward seeing what GOD has planned for you. Keep up the GREAT work and continue to inspire others!

  • Sarah DeShaw - Karen I have had an opportunity to teach a workshop in Chicago and I have totally delayed planning it because of the feelings like exactly what you are saying! Thanks for the encouragement! Bless you today!

  • Brittany Schlamp - Oh my. I had just posted my blog post. And then I felt the Spirit telling me to read this. I had seen you facebook it. And I’m glad I read it. Because I know EXACTLY how you feel. And honestly, I’m grateful that you posted this, because I don’t know what I’ll be doing in just a few weeks when I have my own workshop. Eek. Karen, you’re amazing, and I know you’ll DO GREAT! 🙂

  • Briana - Wow! Thanks so much, Karen! I saw this posted the other day but just now came back to read it. I read this as I am sitting here in fear of trying to enter your “free seat” for the retreat.I know the Good Lord will give me the right words. And if He wants me at the retreat, I will be there. And I think I just might have to steal that quote “WE MUST NOT MISS OUR DESTINY BECAUSE WE ALLOW FEAR TO RULE OUR MOUTHS.”…. Thank you Karen for your honesty and for sharing how the Lord is working in your life!

  • Briana - Wow! Thanks so much, Karen! I saw this posted the other day but just now came back to read it. I read this as I am sitting here in fear of trying to enter your “free seat” for the retreat.I know the Good Lord will give me the right words. And if He wants me at the retreat, I will be there. And I think I just might have to steal that quote “WE MUST NOT MISS OUR DESTINY BECAUSE WE ALLOW FEAR TO RULE OUR MOUTHS.”…. Thank you Karen for your honesty and for sharing how the Lord is working in your life!

  • Nicole - Karen-
    I’m so glad you have heard GOD’s words and you are listening. This is something I have struggled with for a very long time. I was presented with an opprotunity to speak infront of my peers during youth group one night when I was about 16. I felt my heart pound out of my chest everything got blurry around me & then a warmth came over me, and I questioned wether it was GOD urging me to speak. Unfortanetly I questioned to long, and I lost my opprotunity, and it is something I beat myself up about still to this day. I know it was HIM, I knew it was HIM but fear took over. I think it is such a wonderful thing that you are challenging your fear, trusting GOD to give you the strength and the words, and taking the opprotunity. You are amazing and you will rock it! Thanks for sharing this.