posted byon 05/16/13
Thanks to the hospitality of Uncle Tim and Aunt Melba, we were able to include a thrilling hike on Grandfather Mountain to an already-thrilling trip to North Carolina for Matthew & Amanda Wilkes’ wedding.
Robert & Kendalyn had hiked this way before. They gave the rest of us an idea of what to expect. James served as a fantastic guide, estimating distances and travel times while staying in contact with Brigade B on the other end of the rugged ridge. The six of us all coached each other with tidbits of hiking knowledge, took shifts carrying the backpack and spurred one another on with encouraging words.
Thankfully, creek water was available near the half-way point which James made drinkable with the steripen. Another reason to give thanks was the protection with which God shielded us at every step. With His blessing, a strenuous hike becomes … a walk in the park.
posted byon 05/10/13
The latest from Lenspiration!
Everywhere I go, I’m always meeting new photographers! It’s so much fun to pass around tips, share stories, and simply learn from each other’s experiences. And the more photographers I meet, the more I realize how many of them are following the exact same path of learning and experience that I have traveled; they have the same questions, the same frustrations, the same desire for learning more . . . the same bewilderment of not knowing how to develop their skills in a world that doesn’t think from a Christian perspective any more . . .
To help answer these questions is my motivation behind starting up the Lenspiration CAPTURE workshops. LensCaps, for short. Basically, landscape photography workshops with these three main goals:
- To learn techniques for enhancing the emotional impact of your landscape images.
- To provide a hands-on environment (vs. a classroom setting) for answering the questions that will take your photographic skill to the next level.
- To inspire Christian photographers to hold a Biblical standard of beauty and maturity in their work.
You’re not alone in your desire to serve God with your photography. The first CAPTURE workshop will be held in North Carolina in June and all photographers are welcome! All the details I could think of are on the new Workshops page. It’s been years in the making, but it will certainly be fun to meet more photographers! What’s on your schedule for June 12-15?
posted byon 04/25/13
It was going to be a full week! I would arrive back at HQ from WV on Monday evening in time for a school board meeting, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings I would teach VOH and for a couple hours a day from Wed – Fri. I was very excited about volunteering at a local school! Things were coming together perfectly when I got an unexpected email saying the volunteer work wasn’t going to work out at this time. I was disappointed but knew the Lord must have better plans.
Sure enough, at lunch Mr. Gothard announced that there was extra room in the Health Conference for any staff members who could join. I was amazed! What a gift! The Lord had cleared my schedule and opened up room at the Health Conference in perfect time. The training was outstanding. I came away not only with a better knowledge of health, but how to be in better tune with my Savior, and I gained valuable tips in counseling! The messages we watched related directly to what I have been facing with the school project here. The week turned out different but much better then expected. Our Lord is trustworthy and does all things well!