Comings and Goings: Why Endings and beginnings in the church world can be difficult, and how I have learned to navigate changes with dignity and strength.

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When you leave a church and have been in that church’s active ministry, it’s hard.  It’s hard, because so many people misunderstand.  It’s hard because people tell people what they heard, leaving a long and confused string of thoughts and ideas about why the leavers left.   It’s hard because it is a loss-both to the leaver and to the stay-er.  The sense of loss on either end no doubt can be measured by the investment of time in the place, and the people of the church.

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What would you say if I told you that a few years ago the subject of Rob and I planting a church together came up and I absolutely hated the idea? I really did.  The reasons for me not being crazy about the idea were legit.  Both Rob and I had been through the toughest […]

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I was amazed at how well our family photo shoot went with Brittani.  Our girls get super stressed out at formal photo places when they have to sit very still and hold a pose for several minutes.  My girls never sit still for more than a few minutes, so having Brittani take our photos worked out very well for us.  She literally let the girls take the lead and she followed what THEY wanted to do.  It was hilarious.  I wish I had video taped this photo session as well because of how funny it was.  The girls were majorly hamming it up (nothing new for them). 

Brittani has a gift for capturing "life as it happens." If you live in the Michiana area and need photos taken, zip Brittani an email and let her know.  Or if you don't live in the area, pay for her to fly to you to have her take your photos.  It will totally be worth it.

These are by far the best family photos we have ever taken.