On Apple’s Tribute to Steve Jobs One Year Later

Pulling into the Gate in Amsterdam Airport I remember landing in Amsterdam on October 5, 2011 after being in the air for almost 10 hours. I turned on my iPhone and AP news alerts started pinging my phone as happens when a "world event" takes place. I read through the Fox News, CNN, Sky News…

On Apple’s Tribute to Steve Jobs One Year Later

I remember landing in Amsterdam on October 5, 2011 after being in the air for almost 10 hours. I turned on my iPhone and AP news alerts started pinging my phone as happens when a "world event" takes place. I read through the Fox News, CNN, Sky News alerts and articles, and read through my…

Nothing Motivates Writing Like a New Theme Design

I know to non-bloggers, writing a blog post about blogging is a kin to photographers talking about equipment (which we love to do), but to the rest of the world, it's... boring... that is unless you love photography, or in this case blogging. If you know WordPress, their mantra is Code is Poetry, and maybe…

5 Descriptions of What Makes a Great Tweet on Twitter

This Actually is My 20,000th Tweet This post is actually going to mark my 20,000th tweet on Twitter since I joined back on November 1st, 2007. Over that period of 5 years I have tweeted approximately 10 times a day, from 3 different countries, on 3 different continents, posted approximately 1,000 original images, and 1,000…

10 Reasons To Learn Social Media if You Are a Christian

I decided to start a series of sorts on social media and how we the people of the church body use, don't use, or outright diss the majority of the world at this point. I'm hereafter coining this series of sorts as the SMFT (Social Media, Facebook, and Twitter) discussion. Part of the necessity of…

Quick Update on My Blog Design and Format

First of all, I'll say right off, I'm not a big fan of blogging about blogging, but sometimes I do it just to organize things out in my own mind as well, that's what this is then. I hear it all the time, if I get a better, newer, and more fresh looking design, I'll…

Do We Publish Anything With Meaning and Longevity Today?

How much do we write that has meaning and longevity today? While we aren't, and can't, all be Mark Zuckerberg (see Mark Zuckerberg and the Biblical Meaning of Success), it got me thinking about the value (and noise) we add when it comes to our photos, videos, and  our writing today. Much like photography when…

Google Drive vs Dropbox, Amazon, or Microsoft Sky Drive for Cloud Storage?

There was some great news from Google this week concerning cloud storage, and while it isn't up to what I want in replacing your hard drive, Google Drive is a great step forward in drive cloud storage with 5GB free, and apparently I'm grandfathered in to my 20GB $5/year plan (see screenshot below). Finally Google…

Our Uganda Team Says Goodbye To the USA for Now

The day has finally arrived and today as our team heads for the Atlanta airport, and I know we all have prepared and prayed as much as is possible for this moment. In a few hours we will be over the Atlantic, at which time comes my very favorite feeling of all, having no control…

Trying to Figure out How to Tell a Thousand Stories Simultaneously

I came here, in part, with the hope of being able to tell some stories through pictures, now, with a few days left on this trip I don't even know where to begin. There are a thousand stories for every scene and situation that we come across. If I have time, I'm going to post…