I apologize for not posting anything on my blog in a while. I have just been really busy for the last 14 months… In that amount of time I have taken a cross-country road trip with Blakey P, got a new job designing web sites with my big buddy/soon-to-be cousin Josh, grown a pretty substantial beard, visited Wyoming and Montana, moved in to a house with 4 of the coolest guys on Georgia soil, and put a ring on the finger of THE coolest girl on Georgia soil.
Now I am helping plan mine and Kayla’s wedding which will be in April of 2011. We have a lot of fun planning together and have a great group of creative friends and family to make the process fun and stress-free. God has been teaching me a lot lately about letting go of stress and control and it has been so good to get that weight off of my shoulders. One of the greatest things about following Christ, you have nothing to worry about, it is something Jesus lays out very clearly in Mathew. We are planning on traveling through Europe for about 4 months right after we get married, just taking some time to see what God has for us, and taking the opportunity to serve over-seas. Our goal is to get connected with 4-6 ministries/people that we can serve with all over Europe and take the weeks in-between to travel and sight-see. Kayla and I both want to be free. Freedom in finances, freedom in work, freedom in location, and freedom in Christ. I am so excited to get married and take the adventure of life in Christ with Kayla. I can’t imagine being with anyone else who has the same vision and openness in life that Kayla has. I am truly honored and thankful that God has put us together.
Here are a few pictures of the happenings of the last 14 months. Apple sauce.
We had a Night Of Worship at Watermarke church on Sunday night. For anyone who came, you know that this night was incredibly powerful. We had a couple hundred adults pumping their fists to “We Shine” and students just going after the Lord. The band was awesome, Seth was so excited at one point, he was giddy and the drummer, Jacob Arnold, broke through his kick head on the last song so Joe Brim had to go on stage and played his floor tom to fill in. Crazy. The band walked off the stage and the entire room was going crazy, yelling “encore!”. It was ridiculous the amount of energy that was generated. I was blown away by the amount of people that we had bought in to what we were doing and willing to spend their entire day at Palmer Middle School getting ready for this night. We had an awesome group of volunteers that stuck around from 6:00am set-up to 9:30pm tear down and everything in between. We changed the set from Sunday morning and added a triple head 2go to make a 30′ wide seamless image across our three screens, 20′ of truss, 3 moving lights, re-programmed all the lights, and jumpbacks, and a had full band run-through a couple times. All in about 4 hours. We have an awesome team and God was in this night. Thanks to everyone who helped and came out, it wouldn’t have happened without you.
I took these during rehearsal because I was too busy enjoying the service to take pictures.
I snagged this photo from Andy Jones
David and Nicholas are two awesome guys that happen to be my nephews. They have had an interesting life so far, they have been able to speak German, Spanish, and English, lived in another country, been to 3 different continents and are both under the age of 7. They both have a passion for video games and play Star Wars Battlefront or Lego Star Wars any chance they get. David is known for asking everyone he see’s if they have an “Iphone” because he loves playing the games on mine so much. I love my nephews very much.
Here are some pictures from Davids birthday party a while back and a few of them swinging, waving to their “Papi” who is in Army Ranger school right now.
About a year ago I got interested in diesel cars that were converted to run on WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil. I also thought that the old diesel Mercedes were sweet looking. So needless to say, I went out and bought one for $1700. I had it for about a week and started to work on it and made it to not run. I ran out of money and time, so it sat in the driveway for a year. I finally tried to sell it (for $500), and by the grace of God, I got hooked up with a super nice mechanic who knows everything about these cars. He helped me get it running again, and I have been working on it for the last two weeks. I have decided not to convert it, and instead, try to run it on a 50/50 mix of diesel and vegetable oil, as diesel cars can run on straight vegetable oil without modification (converting just makes it easier).
Here are some pictures that my girl Kayla Ingram took of me changing the motor mounts. She is a talented girl. And cute.
I always thought i would start a blog, and its taken me a while, but here it is. I will be posting recent projects I have been working on, and I would love for you to let me know what you think of them.
Here are some recent edits from a trip to Wyoming with 3 great friends.