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3 years, 11 months ago 0

Wow is it great to be home,  the redbuds and dogwood in bloom, nothing like spring in Kentucky!  Slept in my own bed last night, and am sitting in my own office today!  It is a foretaste of what July 1st will be like!  There is something wonderful about spring, a season of browns and cold gives way to fresh shoots on the trees and thick green grass in the meadows.  I won’t keep you long today, but I do want to thank you again for your prayers last week.  The experience for me at Photoshop World was wonderful, I met great people, worked with a phenomenal team, and made a good start on what the next phase of my life is going to be!

 

I never underestimate the power of prayer, and the good wishes from friends like you guys and gals, thanks from the bottom of my heart!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

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You never know!  I had a program, at the Kelby Media stage this afternoon, in the midst of the concofany of noise, other speakers, people talking loud, every possible distraction, and after the first two shows they turned my sound (music) down because it was too loud for the guy lecturing 15 feet away.  Hey I didn’t blame him, I couldn’t hear myself think either.  I was pretty sure the program of slide shows had fallen on it’s face!  Shockingly a pretty long line of folks came up to say they really enjoyed it, shocking!!!!!  The last person was beautiful young lady who was a scholarship student to Photoshop World from Canada.  She fought back tears to tell me that God had used the program to answer some prayers she had been praying.  I stood there dumbfounded!  It never ceases to amaze me just how God know the needs of those in an audience and moves through the Holy Spirit to touch their lives.  I take no credit, how could I???  I was thinking I had wasted their time this afternoon!

 

You never know……….. but He does!!!  Praise God for my ignorance and His compassion and love!!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

Does anyone know how to spell concofany???  Can’t find it anywhere!

3 years, 11 months ago 8

In air war terms, I swept in low, with guns a blazin’!!!  In real terms, your prayers were answered, and God provided me a wonderful victory today in my first appearance at Photoshop World!  I hate using the expression when it applies to me, but the Holy Spirit, you, and I knocked one out of the park today.  I was very pleased with the audience response for my first of three talks.  As I had suggested earlier, Jim and I want our ministry to grow in effectiveness for Him, and today certainly was a good step forward.

 

The program that I presented today was one I’ve worked on for some time and I feel I will be using it a number of other venues over the coming months.  It was a new arrangement of the old theme that I have taught for years from the David Middleton notebook!  Subject, Light, Compositions, and Conditions, to which I’ve added, learn to use the gear you have….

 

I can’t thank you enough for being for me there in prayer.  I am never nervous about doing talks, I love to present, but I felt the weight of the importance of this one.  I owe you and I really owe Him, but then I already owed Him everything!!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

3 years, 11 months ago 2

 

Day one and off to a fantastic start.  Today was really a lot of fun and it’s not over yet!!  I got visit with a lot of old friends, Scott Diussa, Mark Suban, “Snake” Barrett, Wayne Bennett, and lots of my NAPP friends, RC, Matt, Brad, Kathy, Dave, and of course, Joe McNally, Moose Peterson, and his sons, new friends like David Ziser, and will many others……  Today has been a lot fun in other ways as well.  I delivered a gorgeous print from Jasper Imaging to RC, and he was thrilled!

 

Tonight Sherelene and I will be going back to the great Maggiano’s Little Italy!!  Sherelene and I love this restaurant, and tonight is family style, so we will get to sample some different recipes! Your prayers are being answered as I’ve made a lot of important contacts and can see a lot of good relationships growing out of this event!  Some wonderful photographers and brothers in Christ are looking strong as future leaders at His Light Events.

 

Tomorrow is my first program at noon, so I’m pumped and ready to go!  Thanks for you supportive prayers, I will keep you posted!

 

Another important thing to share, I displayed, thanks to NAPP, allowing it, three very large prints from Jasper Imaging, right near the registration desk.  They are being received with rave reviews!  I truly believe that Stephen’s prints are among the very best you can get.  I’ e always said that Roger Laudy’s Image Wizards are the best Aluminum prints I’ve ever seen,  Stephen’s Acrylic face mounts are the same in more conventional prints.  I’ve found two printers that can do just about anything I will ever need!

 

Well, tomorrow the journey continues, thanks for being with me here in spirit!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim