This Time With Feeling

For Lent this year I gave up using social media and the recreational internet during what would typically be nonwork or family times. It was incredibly hard. It was also incredibly rewarding. It has significantly shaped how I use these tools to extend relationship without being overly narcissistic and not isolating from being present in the situation. I’m going to …

A Big Pile of Rocks

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One of the things several of us on the team have discussed is that we’re doing work that we would rarely do in our own homes. The main project we’re working on in Honduras is the construction of part of a retaining wall for the new church building. Roughly 80% of the wall is already constructed and we’re working on …

Worship in Honduras

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Saturday we worked until noon and spent the afternoon shopping in Valle de Angeles. We’re starting to see real progress on our part of the building. Saturday we got most of the castles in place and mixed/poured concrete around them. Valle is certainly a tourist destination, the town consists mostly of shops that cater to visitors. We had about four …

Honduras Days 0 & 1

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We’re wrapping up our first full day in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Already I know this is going to be a great trip. Yesterday we traveled from Kansas City to Honduras, waking up before 4am – a time I usually don’t see unless I haven’t gone to bed. We arrived in Honduras, got to the mission house and ate a late lunch. …

Two Year Old Christmas

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Christmas this year with Josiah is a lot of fun. Last year he didn’t quite understand everything, but this year there is a lot of excitement about Christmas lights, Christmas trees, snowmen, Santa Claus and the train around the tree. Over the weekend I pulled the old train set out of the attic and got it running on the living …

My Quarterly Blog Post

It seems like lately I’ve been in a want to write, post a bit and do nothing long-term rut. Having felt the need to post on this site again we’ll see how it goes. Overall the fall has been really great. I’ve had a blast with all of the college ministry stuff, Josiah is growing and talking and doing crazy …

Science! Curiosity on Mars

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I stayed up too late to watch Curiosity land on Mars. I’ve always been a huge fan of space exploration and often lament the current state of affairs at NASA. I’m really hoping that Curiosity and MSL marks an amazing new era for space exploration. It excites me that there is real science and exploration happening rather than just being …

Initial Adobe CreativeCloud Thoughts

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I’ve been excited about Creative Cloud from Adobe since it was announced last fall. Partially because I really like the idea of app interconnectedness in the cloud. Mainly though it’s because the pricing makes the entire Master Collection of Creative Suite apps affordable for many more people. Sure some people don’t like software subscriptions, but overall I think this is …

Simplifying

I’ve decided that in an effort to post more I’m going to shift more towards a tumblr style blog. While there may be some larger posts most likely they’ll be short, off the cuff and simple. I’m thinking that I’ll start using this to post things that are more detailed than twitter, most frequently. No plans, no goals, just a …