Shane & Shane - All The Poor And Powerless

Can't say enough about what the music of Shane Barnard and Shane Everette has done for me over the years. Two of the most talented but also humble guys around. With so much of the world these days being about self glory, they have always strived to put God first in all of their success.

Shane & Shane - Though You Slay Me

To anyone out there who may be currently enduring pain or some sort of hardship, this song/video by Shane Barnard and Shane Everette has always helped me get through difficult times and so I thought I would share it with you.

I know I can never hear it enough.

Though You slay me
Yet I will praise You
Though You take from me
I will bless Your name
Though You ruin me
Still I will worship
Sing a song to the One who's all I need

Happy Father's Day | Shane & Shane - The One You Need

Happy Father's Day to any other dads out there that follow me. Just wanted to share a song by two of my favorite musician/singers Shane Barnard and Shane Everette that gets me choked up every time I listen to it.

Being a dad of two daughters myself, it reminds me that no matter how hard I try to be their number 1 hero by teaching them to brush their teeth, ride their bikes and one day drive a car, the most important thing I can teach them about is Jesus. The Hero of heroes.

Enjoy.

Hey, hey sweet daughter
I’m so proud to be your father 
Each day is like a gift from God 
Hey, hey sweet daughter 
There’s no music like your laughter 
And your smile is like the rising sun 
You know I’ve loved you from the start 
So come in close, take my hand 
While Daddy shares his heart 

I wish that I could be your everything
Be the one to give you all the things you need 
Sometimes I’m gonna let you down 
There’s Someone if you just believe
He’ll be your hero like He’s always been for me 
Darling, Jesus is the one you need 

No matter what you walk through He will always love you
Just the way you are
For there's nothing in this world 
That I want for my baby girl 
Than to be happy ever after 
The story of your life is still untold 
I pray the King of all the universe 
Would make your heart His home

I wish that I could be your everything
Be the one to give you all the things you need 
Sometimes I’m gonna let you down 
There’s Someone if you just believe
He’ll be your hero like He’s always been for me 
Darling, Jesus is the one 
Who will never leave
He’s been there all along
Oh, when you’re ready you can find true love

Eleven22 Band | Adam Szarmack Jacksonville Commercial Photographer

If you're from Jacksonville, then you have probably seen the Eleven22 stickers all over everyone's car windows everywhere you go. And I mean EVERYWHERE. I count at least 10 of them a day on my way to and from work. So if you've seen them but don't really know what it's all about, it's actually the name of a church. And a pretty amazing church at that. The Church of Eleven22. In fact, it's where my family and I attend. (Also my friend and fellow photographer Lyndsay goes there.)

If you're someone who has always been on the fence about going to church, I really encourage you to check this one out. If you're nervous about it don't worry. It's really big so you can sort of just blend in and sit in the back without really talking to anyone. And I promise you it is not like any other church you've been to or heard of before.

The pastor Joby Martin is just your average guy. He likes hunting, fishing and college football. And he talks about it a lot. But he has also been given an amazing gift to teach the lessons written in the bible in a very easy to understand way. And his delivery is hilarious.

The other amazing thing about Eleven22 is the band. They are just plain awesome. When you walk in and they are cranking away you can just feel it! The worship leader, Ben Williams, is a good friend of mine. I have known him for 20 years. His passion is incredible and his voice is just awesome.

Checkout a video (not shot by me) from a special live recording worship album that they did. Then checkout some images from that night (shot be me) after you finish.