Kristina – oh yes, I’ll have to carve out some time to do that soon. It’s a topic that I feel pretty strongly about!
No, not really. I have a professional video setup for Anthem of Hope, and I have messed around with that stuff for years. I’m an electrical engineer by day :)
Response to Kathy and Rachel
I’m so sorry you are enraged. I am honestly surprised though at those feelings, as we have never even met – according to your account, you just “stumbled upon my website”. Your opinions on timing are just that, opinions. We all have feelings on the subject, but at the end of the day, I am the one on this planet who God has put in charge of my family. I am the singular person responsible for making wise choices for what is best for me and Olivia. I don’t fully understand feelings of being enraged or irritated when you are not in any way a stakeholder.
I am honestly so sorry for the loss of your friend. That is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I am sure that going through that has given you some strong feelings about this topic. Please though, be courteous with your words as they are really just your subjective opinions…We are all entitled to opinions, but I feel the way you have expressed them is a bit accusatory.
I’m so sorry for the loss of your father and thanks for sharing your feelings. Jen is right, no one experiences grief the same way.
You note that there has been a dramatic change in my blog. Yes, there has. I used to write everyday, without fail. I felt it necessary to update the world on Misty so they could 1) pray and 2) be encouraged. I don’t have a story like that right now. Instead, what is going on in my life is a beautiful story of how God is teaching me that his intentions toward my family (though i have doubted them at times) are ultimately good; a story of how I lost more than I’d wish on anyone, but even in that dark place, God met me and has restored my heart.
There are people that find value in this story, just like those that found value in stories of the last couple years. Just today, I got a personal email from someone telling me their family has been greatly impacted (in a positive way) by seeing God’s provision in my life…and seeing my ability to date and move towards marriage again. If my story is no longer encouraging for you, I apologize, but that’s not everyone’s opinion.
Lyndsay – Wow, I’m so humbled by these words. Really…thank you so much for sharing that with me. I hope you have a great day as well.
Thanks for the clarification. You are absolutely correct!
This particular verse was one that I have studied in considering the value of fasting in my own life. Keith is correct that NLT is accurate in excluding it.
Yup, both. To be honest, I almost always add more than 1/2 cup marsala, but that was the original recipe i worked from.
I’m so honored to have been even a small part of your family during those difficult days. Your words humble me. Thanks for honoring me and my family.
Ryan – love you too man. Thanks for serving with your life.
I didn’t know you saved that text…can you forward it to me?
Lavenia,I’m in a car on the way home from the airport. I’ll probably get to this in the next day or two.
It’s a Fisheye (rectangular, not circular). The professional ones are quite expensive, but very nice to have if you are working in the field. Here is mine:
Also, the vignette effect is a feature in Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is the best possible software for a photographer who works with a significant amount of images. Photoshop is ok with 1 or 2 images, but lightroom is best for bunches. Also and head and shoulders above most other similar programs. I wish I got commission from selling it…
itunes does have them, but unfortunately they make it VERY hard to then burn a CD. The files I have purchased are
1) too long to burn to a CD
2) encoded so i can’t open them in any editor and cut them down
So you are limited to use only on an ipod.
And the library is a GREAT suggestion. Should have mentioned that. They are sometimes light on the theology type books i often read, but have a plethora of novels and such for free.
I love you man. You know my number…call me.
Yes…I do to.
hahaha – only you chris.
I’m so sorry I haven’t shared my little girl more often. I am just usually so beat when I stop work for the day that i can’t keep my eyes open to blog. We are, however, making lots of progress :)
Yes I knew, thats why we picked it :)
Unfortunately, she wasn’t there :(
Thank you guys…
I love that you just said “tool around”.
Thanks for the comment. I’m in work now, but will respond to this later.
Good comment. Often we do let things in our lives keep us from hearing God. We shouldn’t bury our heads at all…but rather we need to be serious about how we are living. I think you have hit the nail on the head for many ot us.
It is also true though, that no matter how well we live our life (as “sin free” as possible), God still has times that he let’s go without hearing much from him. Sometimes the quiet times are for our good, I suspect.
Thanks! The photo was taken by Vanessa Joy.
haha..no that wasn’t me! That was Sam Balina.
Nope, not wegmans. Ann Parker made the cake.
This is so incredibly fun. I’ll give a hint:
I’m NOT the one with the white shirt and white hat. His name is Chris :)
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