new site

I’ve posted a new site at I want to get into doing pictures at different events when I’m available, and I have this site just to point people to basic contact information. I don’t plan to post any pictures there that won’t appear on my regular flickr account. So you don’t need to check both. But if you want, take a look at the site and let me know what you think.

Also, I’ve posted a ton of pictures in the last few days since after Thanksgiving, up through our Christmas Cruise for GC. I’ve got a bunch of shots from my friends from Chicago coming to visit on there too. I’ve had over 30,000 photo views already! More on the way as usual.

a lot can happen in a year

I don’t have much to say about this. I just think it’s a fascinating thing to dress as Mr. Rogers one year, and Hannah Montana the next.

mind viewing

Researchers in Japan have been able to reconstruct images from neural patterns when showing subjects a series of test images. This is such crazy stuff.

Not many years ago we began to see stories about monkeys and humans controlling computers or robotic machinery with special equipment monitoring their brainwaves, and now this. It’s remarkable. Whether you find it disconcerting or not, it’s pretty amazing.

game announced

MaxwellIGN DS has just posted a trailer, some screenshots, and an interview about Scribblenauts.

I’m really excited about this game, and I think a ton of people are really going to like the idea. You should check it out and let me know what you think.

water from thin air

The machine creating water out of thin air from

“…a novel electricity-powered machine that draws moisture from the air and purifies it into clean drinkable water.”

This is just a dehumidifier. My parents have one in their basement. It takes moisture out of the air and puts distilled water into a container. Not to sure why this is the first time anyone had thought to use this in places without good drinking water.

future and hope

God brought me to Jeremiah 29 recently. It has really been speaking to me about living out my life for Jesus in whatever circumstances. Sometimes, we can get so caught up with the future, that it’s easy to give the present a backseat priority. When in reality, what God plans to do in our life today is exactly what we need to prepare us for our future.

This is a portion of the letter Jeremiah sent to the children of Israel who were exiled to Babylon in chapter 29:

4 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all who were carried away captive, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon:
5 Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit.
6 Take wives and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, so that they may bear sons and daughters-that you may be increased there, and not diminished.
7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace. [NKJV]

It goes on to explain God’s good thoughts for His people, and His plan to bring them out of captivity after 70 years. God expected His people to be fruitful and flourish even in the midst of Babylon. They new He had greater things in store. There was more coming down the road-a future and a hope. But 70 years is a lot of time to waste waiting on a future promise. He knew the Israelites had the human tendency to not take ownership of something that wouldn’t last.

It’s like a rental car. People don’t treat it with the care and respect they would treat a car they plan to still have 5 years down the road. No matter what promise God has for our future He doesn’t want us to be discontent to work in the field we are in today. Verse 5 in the NLT says: “Build homes, and plan to stay.” We need to be respectful of the position God has us in right now, because it is going to provide the trials that will shape our ability to face tomorrow.

I’m really encouraged to live out God’s plan for me today!

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