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3 years, 9 months ago 2

Tonight, Jim, Chuck, Snake, R.C., and I welcomed our guests for the Old Car City Workshop in White, GA.  This is a great group of folks, and they are very enthusiastic about the next several days!  It’s always fun when the group is as excited and anxious to learn as this group joining us here.  The fellowship was especially nice, as they group began to bond with each other right away!


Please pray that Jim and I provide the right leadership to make this a successful workshop.  The conditions are good and the temps are starting to warm up so it should be a great event.  God has so richly blessed Jim and i to be able to do these workshops and have such a great time with truly nice people!  I will post images over the next several days and then more from my trip to Las Vegas for WPPI.  Blessed is a man that enjoys even his work!!!




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3 years, 9 months ago 21

I received this email from a friend, it grieves me to share it.  I am extremely concerned about the direction our society is headed.  Please read this and pray for our nation.


On the “Today Show”, Matt Lauer interviewed one of the wives of one of the Navy Seals killed along with the US ambassador in Libya. He asked, “What she would say to her children about their dad and how she would want them to remember him.” Her answer, and I quote, “His love for Christ”, and then continued on with a few other things. Throughout the day and on MSN homepage, replaying the story they have edited the “Love of Christ” part out. Why? Because using the word Christ might offend someone! Well, I am a Christian and I am offended! I’m offended that they would edit it out. Offended that we as Christians are asked to tread lightly so as not to offend someone of another religion. I think anyone who missed the original broadcast that morning should know what NBC has done. THIS IS PROOF OF HOW BIASED NBC IS. This man loved his country and loved his God and gave his life for both, just as Christ gave His life for him. Please feel free to copy this and forward it to everyone on your email list.. There are e-mails that go around saying, “If you believe in God” then forward this. Well, I am starting one right here, right now. I am not ashamed of God, but I am becoming more ashamed of my country. It is time to take a stand. GOD Bless America! God Bless us one and all… Please GOD, have mercy on us!


As Christians, we need to take a stand for the protection of our right to practice our faith….


In Him,


the pilgrim

3 years, 9 months ago 1

I want to thank those folks that answered my request and prayed for my time at Southwestern!! It paid dividends. Several people came to see me and the fellowship and prayer time was an important break through for them, and myself.  The Word teaches us that if we seek Him, we will find Him, and when we ask to serve Hi,  He will bring about that opportunity.  It’s exciting to know that when we are willing, He will place us in the path of those that need Him!!!


A key part fo the good things that happened this past weekend were possible because your faithfulness in prayer.  “Where two or more are gathered…”  You were with me in prayer, and your efforts were not wasted.  Thanks for helping impact others lives for Him!!




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3 years, 9 months ago 8

This morning before we had to set up our table at Southwestern, Kyoshi and I went to the zoo!  Jay Miller had told me it was a fantastic zoo and it sure was!!!  they had a great reptile house and I had been wanting to do some serious close-up work, but was worried about shooting through glass!  I have been using a new technique for me, using live view to do critical focusing manually in close-up work. I always use manual focus in close-up photography and this system worked wonderfully at the reptile facility at the Fort Worth Zoo!!  I will share a few shots and then  I will show a 100% crop, that is the original file at 100%!!!!  as I have below of the shot at the top.  If you want to get a good look at them just click on the image to enlarge it!!  I wa really pleased athow well the tecnique worked, hope you enjoy the images.



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Image 5     A great example of natures camouflage!!



Lots of fun, and not that hard to do!  Just takes a little patience, a tripod and careful technique!




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