President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

God's divine appointments are always amazing to me. In my normal daily chronological reading through the Old Testament this morning, I ended up reading 1 Chronicles 16, a chapter just about giving thanks, which contains David's thanksgiving song to the Lord. It was a divine appointment at least for me, and a great reminder that…

Sacrifices that Allow Us Freedom, Family, and Eternal Life

Today is of course Memorial Day and I guess I'm adding to the glutton of Memorial Day blog posts that celebrate the day, but it's a day worth celebrating. My family celebrated with a meal, pictured in this post along with the photos of my dad and Uncle about the time they were commissioned, and…

Letter Explains Mitt Romney for Commencement Speaker at Liberty University

Every since Liberty University announced that Mitt Romney was going to be the Commencement Speaker (see also the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the CBS News, and even the POLITICO) for this year's graduation class [some] people have been in an uproar (so says the Daily Kos anyway, the people I know had no problem with…

The Start of a New Multisite Church in Auburn Launches

This past Sunday was an incredible day in the life of Cornerstone Church here in Auburn. This was the first Sunday we started worship in two different locations; one church, in two locations. After 9 months of planning, months of praying for all aspects involved in having two sites, we finally had our first regular…

14 Tons of Food at the Cornerstone Church Food Drop 2012

The photo above of our food drop today probably isn't going to be anyone's favorite, but it is mine, and it's also my photo for Project 365 [Day 40] (you can see others at the Cornerstone Flickr Food Drop set). Today was all about motion, going, doing, and I love the look and feel of this shot…

Massive Fog Bank Settles over Our Auburn Trees :: P365 [Day 8]

Fog Bank Moving over the Trees

Every year as the seasons change this tree puts on a different face. I'm guessing I have taken 100's of photos of this one particular tree, and every shot looks different. Today we had a fog-bank cloud descend over the property making visibility a few hundred feet or so giving me this shot. The weather…

Heading to Entebbe International Airport for the Long Ride

This is the last trip post before we get on the plane in a few hours. I will continue to post some photos from the trip over the next several weeks and months as I go through the thousands of images I've taken over this trip. I can't reflect over this trip any more, especially…

The View from Estes Park Colorado in September

Our view from the cabin in Estes Park looks out over Longs Peak, which just got a dusting of snow over the last night or two. The temps are above freezing at around 8,000 feet where we are, barely, but it's cold enough. I don't get a chance to do self-portraits very often but I…

A Bumpy Ride but Arrived a Mile High in Denver

So we are in the Mile High city for a few days for the birth of our second grandson, Luke, but while we are here we get to take a side trip over to Colorado Springs and visit with a ministry group there. On a side note, there are an amazing number of ginormous ministry…

Walking Water from the Seepage Well in Buloba Uganda

Water is life. In Uganda, just as it is all over the world, water is something so precious that amazing attempts are made to not waste (or spill a drop, see also pics in this post). I was quite amazed at the attempts made to not discard water, any water, even if it was full…