Thursday, June 30, 2011

Turquoise Feathers

As many of you know I am engaged to the beautiful Jennifer Schroeder, but what many of you may not know is that she is the designer behind much of my material including,, as well as all of my photography.  When she is not helping me make my stuff look great, she is busy running her very own free lance business called Turquoise Feathers.  She does everything from handmade vintage knick knacks to photography, web design, print design, logo design, drawing, and painting.  She is an amazing artist and truly has a passion for what she does.  Here are a couple Screenshots of  here self designed and

This is just a sneak peek into what my talented fiance can do.  I hope you enjoy looking through her wonderful blog and website and make sure an follow her soon.  Also if you need anything done print, photo, or web she is your girl.  Email her with the link below

Till another Day 

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Monday, June 27, 2011

My Personal Whirlwind...

Man, what is going on in my life.

As many of you know I am currently the Student Ministries Intern at Emmanuel Church of Greenwood, engaged to a wonderful fiance Jenny Schroeder , and am currently on a quest to Blog Weekly (this one is a little late), read the One Year Bible daily, journal daily, and read 50 pages daily.  Although this may seem like a lot, it is these spiritual disciplines that have kept my mind, body, and spirit centralized on God.  In all the chaos that is the summer and all the chaos that goes into an internship, planning a wedding, and just daily life in general I know that these four things will stay central to who I am and the spiritual growth that takes place.

What has been the fruits of these spiritual disciplines as they have played out over the past month and a half.  I have found a revived sense of strength in knowing that my creator God is central to my life.  I have built a renewed trust and hope in him both in my personal decisions as well as our decisions as soon to be newlyweds.  I have come around this idea that intentional habits, lead to intentional spiritual growth, thus intentional growth leading to intentional life change, this intentional life change leading to a deepening influence.  All of which are imperative to the saving of the lives of the people I am around on a daily basis.

Although my life this past month has been a true whirlwind of emotions, feelings, life change, and chaos, I have found one thing to reign true throughout and that is the fact that "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you."  These are the words of Jesus to his disciples in Acts 1 after he revealed to them the fact that they are the ones being called to make disciples across all the world.  This overwhelming task would have undoubtedly lead to a wave of emotions and doubt if it were not for this phrase "YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER".  Jesus assures us, just as he assured his disciples, that we will receive power if we choose to trust in him with our whole lives.

In the midst of the chaos, I continue to choose Christ on a daily basis and in return I receive power from the Holy Spirit.

I challenge you with the same, you will not be left in weakness.

Till Another Day

Acts 1:8

Sunday, June 19, 2011


As many of you know, I am engaged to the most amazing girl in the world, Jenny Schroeder ( and with this comes a lot of new things.  Specifically we have a lot of decisions to make.  These decisions range from where we want to go on a date to where do we wanna live.  We are visiting a few apartment complexes this coming week and I am currently in the process of applying for church positions for my looming graduation date coming December 2011.

All of these decisions are things that Jenny and I were not ready for, but we are facing them head on.  With the decisions that this high of a level, they can easily become overwhelming.  But like most people who call themselves followers of God, we say we trust in God to provide.  I too find myself saying this, but after saying this I still find myself trying to make a certain outcome happen.  For it is easy to trust God when things just keep coming, but when you are in my situation, trusting God is something of its' own.  I have found that in order to truly trust God with everything, I must not worry about what is to come.  I am looking for a job, but I must trust that God will provide me with exactly what I need.  We are looking for a place to live and I must trust God that he will provide a neighborhood for us.  Trusting God with the unknown is something I am learning and trusting that God will truly work for the good of those who love him.

If we as believers truly do trust in God that means not worrying about how God is going to work, but just trusting that he will.

God works for the good of those who love him, therefore we must truly trust that he will do so.

Monday, June 13, 2011

True Hipster Inside Me

 So I recently signed on a cell phone contract with my fiance thus getting the iPhone 4 in February.  After downloading countless Apps my fiance turned me onto Instragram.  A photography App that makes people like me who can't take pictures, take pictures that actually look Hipster.  Here are a couple of pictures that I was able to take over the past couple months.  Enjoy!!
The Bloc Kids 
CCU Library

Bloc Kids #2


True Patriotism

Our Wedding Venue

INDIEana HandiCraft Exchange:  SWAG Bag

"Put the Hoop Up"

Shaggie "Our Labradoodle"
Great Read

An Amazing LP
Artwork from Jesus for President

Gas Prices are Killer

My attempt at super easy point and shoot photography.  Hopefully my very talented fiance can teach me a thing or two.