To Live and to Love

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:19-20.

Lancaster, South Carolina October 25, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsschrage @ 2:51 pm

Our current place of residence is Lancaster, SC. Forbes named Lancaster as the top “Main St.” to be hit by the economic crisis.¬†

It has been a shock to move from thriving Indy to dying Lancaster. What the article doesn’t mention is another factor that promotes Lancaster’s decline; that is, the deeply ingrained “good ol’ boy” society and racism. With that mentality, growth is difficult to achieve when the town is unwelcoming to outsiders and skin color (either side is equally guilty).


Major Life Changes Coming to the Schrages October 16, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsschrage @ 6:18 pm

No. We’re NOT pregnant! Sorry to disappoint…

Instead, we’re MOVING! *Clap*Clap*

We are very excited about what God has been doing in our lives in the last two weeks. Since Jeff’s internship is ending in December, we’ve been looking for another ministry opportunity. After exhausting all our options and still coming up blank, God threw a job into our laps and we are thrilled. We will be moving to Asheville, NC by the end of the month where Jeff¬†will be the youth director at Fairview Community Fellowship.

Asheville is a gorgeous city and filled with all kinds of diverse people. It feels much more like Indianapolis, with the arts, restaurants, and people. It is a green and organic concerned city; I have a feeling I will be learning a whole lot more about being green and organic. (There is an organic farmer who serves on the church session who is actively involved in the slow foods movement. How cool?) We’re still looking for a place to live, but we already have part time jobs which God also provided without much effort! I’m going back to Williams-Sonoma and it’s located in the ADORABLE Biltmore Village just down the street from the Biltmore Estate. Jeff is returning to his old job at Dick’s Sporting Goods. For now, retail is to hold us until we can find substitute teaching or other teaching jobs.

We are excited to see what God has for us in Asheville. Come and visit us in the mountains!