If you’ve been to this site before you may be shocked at what you’re seeing now. “Where’d the pictures go? I thought this was a photographer?” My apologies if that is you. Consider this just part of my changes.
Two years ago, I began the New Year with the plan to reconnect with my faith, communication with God, and decided I would lay my photography aside for at least the first ninety days. Ninety days has quite frankly turned into two years now. And while I still fantasize about the business dream from time to time, I simply don’t have the time due to the journey the Lord has set me on.
I would say that the Lord blessed my decision inlaying aside my photography dreams in 2018. I’d volunteered as a youth pastor for almost twenty years and then finally the paid director position opened up seemingly out of the blue at our church. In July 2018, I was hired on and immediately hit the ground running hard. This was my real dream job!
I jumped in with a Summer’s worth of activities that kept us hopping and breathed new life in the ministry at that church. We began a full renovation of the youth space, new curriculum for the year, and real communication efforts were being made. All in all, great improvements due to the passion I had for the ministry. Things were awesome!
Then another change hit, eventually coming to a head at the beginning of 2019. Various events, trainings, and a word from the Lord set me in a new, never dreamed of, direction. The Lord called me to plant a new kind of church. Our church, at the time, felt it better that I leave them in January to begin my journey, and in this I witnessed that the Lord was at work giving me the needed time off from that responsibility so that I could delve into this new journey.
In my “day job,” things also changed. My superior moved to a new position which then opened his position for me to move into. I did what was best and took the opportunity to move up as well. This too has been a blessing in many ways.
So all of this is why I’ve taken down the photos I’ve made over the past few years, and why I’ve left the photography business…for now. At the end of November we finally opened up our “basement” church in our home after spending a couple of months renovating it and making it ready for folks to come in.
I am so looking forward to the changes the Lord is going to bring in 2020 for us. What I hope to do here is provide encouragement and teachings that may help you in your journey. So, stay tuned and be praying for us if you don’t mind.
Peace and Merry Christmas to you and yours!