This is the second week of Walking on Water camps this summer.
Again, most awesome thing to ever happen for me, to be involved in these camps! If you believe in prayer, pray that God puts more of these camps in my life! I love working in this type of attmosphere and ministry.
hmmm... so life has been so good! today I got a funny feeling though. I'm not sure what is in store for my life, I never have had a clue. I've always been the type of person to put my head down and work when work is to be done, give when I have anything to give, take as little as I need. I have patience that drives people nuts cause they think I'm stalling when I'm just waiting on the Lord. I get really confused about the talents God gave me. Up until two weeks ago I have had no idea why I even take photos. Then God showed me that I do because I can give them away and stoke people out. I have realized that I hate wearing shoes. I turn down money. I love sleeping on the floor. Cars are a way of being lazy. Tv sucks. Hard work pays off better than free money.
I think that the whole time I thought I was running from God that he was guiding me and teaching. Preparing me for whats to come. I don't have a clue whats to come. I have never planned out a day. I have always looked to people for another days worth of work, for something for my hands to do. I'm trying to stop looking at people and start looking towards God for tomorrows work, whatever it is. I just pray that it makes a difference somewhere to someone. I have never been a leader in my life, I've always prefered to be led till recently. Now I feel comfortable voicing my opinion, taking control if needed and making sure things get done proper. Spending time with God in the morning made doing what I needed to do in the afternoon so much better.
I don't know if I am supposed to stay here with Chris and Karen. If so, I'm stoked! If not, I'm stoked! I can look at this house as the shelter for my turning. A place of refuge. I can look at it as a launch pad for my take off.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. All of this is His, and he can't wait to give it to us. He's baffled that we don't take it. I just want to know how to give my talents(which are really His) to Him. I want Him to show me wher to go, wait on Him for work, and then do my best with it.
I love knowing that everywhere I go I get the privilege of putting smiles on peoples faces. People love me, I love people. I'm saying this because I need encouragement and prayer. I'm gunna talk to Bryan Jennings this week if he gets time. I'm going to ask a lot of him. Places to send me, people to help, anything he can find for me.
I love you mom. I praise you and dad for your never ending prayer on my life. Thank you for being such faithful parents! All of us kids are blessed beyond our understanding. You and dad staying together is enough to make that difference, much less training us up in the way we should go. I just feel a lot of change on my heart. I don't know what it means yet. But know that I love you and dad and the fam!
A few things to say about this photo. One, Its still cloudy here. I don't know why but it has been raining as much in Southern California as it does back home in MN. I'm sick of it. Two, it seems that with the clouds and rain comes huge swells and they are often and long. So bring on the clouds and rain. I can work with the gloom.
I'm not even close to getting any amount of work done with my photography. I'm far from even looking through half the photos I have shot in the past few weeks. The awesome thing is that I have been so busy working surf camps and teaching surfing! Its such a blessing!
I hope to be able to get a lot of photos up next week. I have a break from camps for a while, sad but happy and much needed.
The raddest group of people ever. Young kids learning how to surf and loving life! While learning about God and His wonderful creation of the ocean.
I have had the privilege of working with these young peeps for the last few months. It has been so awesome watching them grow to love surfing and get as good as they have. Its rad also because its all for kids that wouldn't usually have the opportunity to get professional instruction.
As a military child myself I know how hard it is to live on a Base. My dad was gone a lot, sailing the world in his Navy ship. These guys experience the same thing. I'm stoked to be helping provide a distraction and giving a new passion. Life could not be better!
All of this is possible through Soul Surfing School. A ministry group out of Laguna Beach. They Have a heart for Kids and For teaching people about God. I'm so blessed to be apart of this!
I don't have time to put all my shots from this weekend up yet... but when I do be ready to see Lowers as big as it gets. It was HUGE this 4th of July!
Above is a quick pick from hundreds of shots. A massive turn on one of the largest waves I have ever seen. It got heavy this week!
As of now I am working at Churches with Walking on Water Surf Camps. Hopefully next weekend I will have a lot of pics up from all the good times. Pray that God continues to work in the lives of the campers and the workers! As of now everything is perfect and awesome!
I won the Punt of the Month! Thank you again for voting for my photo to all you who did. Also, congrats to Porter Hogan for being the rider! I could not have won without porters amazing talents! If you would like to read more check this site...
The time has been put in and the vid is so dope! Make sure to share this link if you can and deff be sure to get to the premiere when it hits your city! I'll be hoping to make it to St. Cloud when this show goes down!
Last Friday I was skating down Oak St in Laguna Beach to go check the waves. It is a practice I do daily. However, this time I slipped out and slammed my head into a city curb. After a bit of time I woke up to paramedics lifting me into an ambulance.
3 days later I'm now out of the hospital and recovering. Blessed with the knowledge that hundreds and hundreds of my friends were praying for me. Grateful beyond measure that God answered all those prayers and I'm quickly recovering from an injury that should have killed me.
I want to say on this blog that I am grateful for all of you who kept me in your prayers and thoughts. I am grateful about my life and all the wonderful plans God has in store for me the next coming weeks. If you would please, continue to pray for the recovery of my strength, I'm gunna need it these next few weeks and days.