He was, he was in the churchyard
My father was in the first part
He came, he came to my bedroom
But I was asleep
He woke me up again to say:

Halle, Halle, Halleluiah
Holy, holy is the sound

And I hope, I hope you are tired out
And I know, I know there is joy endowed
But I was asleep
And he woke me up again
And he woke me up again to say:

Hold on, hold on to your old ways
Or put off, put off every old face
And I know, I know you are changed now
I hope, I hope you’re arranged out
But I’m still asleep
And you woke me up again
And I’m still asleep
But you woke me up to be holy

Sufjan Stevens

Christianity Life Photography

The dearest got married.

Life Photography Wedding

Today I got a job. A graphic design job at Blick Creative Industries. I’m super, super excited. I did it. We did it. SO much thanks for the continued encouragement from a plethora of individuals and especially to Geoff. It’s been a long haul of hunting for the non-existant, working the half baked and finding the right fit. I’m quite convinced this is the right fit, I’m glad they seem to think so too!

image source, buy this print on Etsy

Design Life Work

I had the worst ‘logo design’ experience today. Last week I submitted several options to *client* and had done my best to steer the design in a somewhat simplified direction and it comes back with. “I don’t really like option 1 & 2 (damn, they were the best ones), let’s merge options 4, 5 and 6 together!!!!”

Yes that’s right. Feet (Skeletal style), red sore spots, healing hands (Hands are tricky and worth avoiding in logos if at all possible) and a specified position for the type: above the arm and IN THE FREAKING ARM.

So I did it.

And they were happy. “This is what I envisioned, now can you make the hands glow so it looks like it’s healing!”

I could’ve cried.

(Just trust us. Really it’ll be better)

Branding Design

25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread upon my dreams.


Their descendants shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge that they are a people whom the Lord has blessed. I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.