Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Self Portrait in Black and White

This was a picture I took of myself with the old "hold the camera out in front of yourself and click" technique that I learned in film school. Afterwards, I tinted it black and white, added a slightly grainy texture, and called it good. Mom calls this my Charles Manson picture. For the full effect, make sure you click the picture, and then expand that one too.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Dog Tired...

This is my fine dog Sam, looking quite noble and dignified. Actually, he looks completely ridiculous and silly, doesn't he? There's a reason his most commonly used name is "Dumb" or "Samdumb":) Actually, he's pretty much got things figured out really. Unlike any other dog I've met, he's usually the last one out of bed in the morning. He always looks so smug, rolling over and nuzzling deeper into the blankets with his snout while I get ready for work in the morning. When on rare occasion I do get a chance to get a little sleep, then it's of course a matter of dire necessity that he get up at the crack of dawn to do his doggy things (breakfast, bathroom, and barking).

Today is a busy day, with all sorts of studying for Sunday school and the delivery of my first short message at M&M. Must be why I am posting, I needed something to put off! I just pray that God would fill the gaps in my own abilities with his grace, and plant, feed, and germinate the seeds of His word where my own city-slicker planting fails. I'm so glad to have a great bunch of people in my class, and at church too! At least I don't have to do the hymns this time. Leading the hymns a few weeks back had me oh so nervous, but I finally realized that I was only being conceited and self absorbed in my worries! Just had to get back into the right mindset of singing praises to God, not performing for the congregation, and things were A-ok. In fact, when it was all said and done, I really enjoyed it! (After all, it wasn't me that had to listen to my singing:)
Ok, back to work with me!