Erica Schmitz


Erica Schmitz

Hello Blogging world! It’s been a while.

Through the craziness of preparing for finals, and the holiday season, sitting down and writing a blog post has kind of slipped my mind. Though, I did capture a couple cool pictures while I’ve been gone.

First, Let’s start with this photo of crosses.

This was a spontaneous photo that I had wanted to take for a while I just couldn’t find the right time to do so. One night, a friend was texting me, and it was just one of those moments where we both just were sitting at home and weren’t doing anything that night so we thought. “Why not? I can come pick you up, and we can just hang out.” Through that simple act, the night turned out better than I could’ve imagined. I think through the past month, God has led me to people with that mindset and has allowed me to branch out with my friend group to extend and grow in my faith.


Secondly, above is this photo of a candle. At our Christmas Eve service at church, we all lit candles symbolizing how we are the light in the darkness, and how as lights of Christ we burn through the darkness. In Matthew 5, verse 14 it says, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” and again in verse 16 it says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Those verses have really spoken to me lately and have encouraged me to show others my faith and how it has changed my life in a positive way.

Lastly, this is what I would call, my first successful attempt at hand lettering. This is my replication of a logo that was used during our Christmas Eve service at church. Typically, at a service you hear all about how Christmas is not about the gifts, though this year our pastor talked about how Jesus is our unexpected gift. A quote that set with me after that service was, “The unexpected gift of Jesus is mean’t to be received.” That is something that I keep thinking about how in Luke 2:4-7 it was all unexpected people in an unexpected places. God takes the unexpected things and makes them something.

Overall, There are two more verses that have spoken to me lately:

“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:6

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.” Colossians 3:23