We often lose sight of the person behind the camera. When we look at pictures later, we might forget that they were there. When we watch a home movie of ourselves as kids, doing something silly (like singing an incredibly long set of Beach Boys songs), we are focused on the same one that the camera sees, and not the person who kept us in focus. For many, it might be easy to forget, but for my family, the man behind the camera is usually unforgettable: Uncle Irvin.
Uncle Irvin is what happens when you combine a farm boy and Maxwell Smart. An incredible blend of down-home country charm and love, mixed with a love of gadgets, and topped off with a dob of goofiness. Continue reading
“This is how the Father shows who he is- when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.” John 15:8 The Message
Let us think of that for a second. God, the Father of all, the creator and sustainer of the universe, shows himself through us. The one true God could choose to show himself in a number of ways (and he has of course: burning bush to Moses, whisper to Elijah, Jesus to the world), but here Jesus tells his disciples then and now how Jesus will show himself: you and me. Continue reading
I thought that I would post an article from the Jessamine Journal about Tastebuds. Neat little article for my family and friends to read about.
I don’t know what is going on, but every time I walk around the house and touch something I shock something. I turn on a light switch and zap. I reach for a doorknob and zap. I go to kiss Heather and zap. I don’t understand it. Heather says it is because I shuffle I feet, but I have walking that way my whole life, and not until these past few weeks have I been so electrically charged. I’m tired of being nervous to turn on a light or open a door, or giving Heather a kiss because of the shock that occurs every time. Normally, I like to have some sort of reflection on these life situations, but I can’t think of anything. Sorry about that, but if I think of something I’ll add it later.
If you have any suggestions on why this his happening, let me know in the comment section. I was thinking maybe it is because of my electric personality.
Alright, now here is the second half of the blogs I read. These are blogs of friends and family. It is neat to read about their lives and how they look at the world. It gives me a chance to communicate with them, when in my often busy life, I don’t get a chance to talk to them. So without further ado: the blogs.
I thought I would let you in on some of my favorite blogs that I check out on a fairly regular basis. This is actually a two-part series (a first-time in my world of blogging). Part 1 will deal with the “professional” blogs I read basically written by journalist or the like, and normally focused on a particular topic that I have an expressed interest in. Part 2 will deal with my friends blogs that I like to read. But on to the list.
If you are interested, you can subscribe to my blog just by clicking the link on the right hand side. Seems to be pretty easy.
I thought that a blog would be a great place to share my thoughts with the world. I have enjoyed reading others blogs, and I thought that I can do that, so here I am. My blog is going to have a variety of thoughts on it. Some major themes that you will see: Life Lessons, Thoughts on Life with God, Seminary Ponderings, Sports Rants, The Office Recaps, and any other random thought. Feel free to comment at anytime, and I will reply to you as soon as I can.