The first week of school is over. After welcoming students on move-in day and getting to know them as they went to and from University orientation events, we start to get a lay of the land. I’ve met so many awesome new people and would love to have any of them around with us for the next four years. And in the midst of all the craziness we already do, we started a new initiative with Illini Life…

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Spiritual Formation from a Flower Bed

Ashley and I have been gone from our home for 2 months. A summer in the mountains was a tough price to pay for not being able to be in oppressively humid Illinois for the summer.

The last two months have been spent, like many college students, away from campus. We were helping to direct a Leadership Training program in Estes Park, Colorado. 140 students from all over the country working full time jobs at the YMCA of the Rockies and hearing messages from influential leaders from all over Collegiate. It was a great summer for us.

Back at home, we had some amazing and helpful people who watched our house and mowed our lawn. Upon our return, the lawn mower even offered to do it one more time as we got settled. What a gift!

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Updates Coming!

Well here we are in August of 2014. We’ve been married for over a year and a half. Our lives have changed significantly. Guess it’s time to change our website around. You’ll notice some changes in the theme, look, and content of our website here in the coming weeks. Our hope is to change our focus of this site to our ministry, our stories, and our interests (photography, the Church, crafting, fashion, decorating, party planning, sports, and so much more).

Thanks for your friendship, support, and more. We love you all.