Genuine smile Candid photography is taking informal portraits–photographing a subject without them knowing or having the opportunity to prepare or pose. Power and added emotional impact comes when those candid shots have the subject looking at the camera, expressing inward joy with a natural smile. Perhaps taking these kind of pictures comes naturally for you, […]
Archive | April, 2010
The Bible and Children (Benjamin Rush on Education and the Bible, continued)
“My arguments in favor of the use of the Bible as a schoolbook are founded, I. In the constitution of the human mind. 1. … Memory [develops during childhood] 2. /[Before age seven] children are more capable of receiving just ideas 3. The influence of early impressions is very great upon subsequent life… 4. Habit […]
Dare to Say
“To know how to say what other people only think,is what makes men poets and sages;and to dare to say what others only dare to think,makes men martyrs or reformers.”–Elizabeth Rundle Charles in Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family, XIV,(a biography on the life of Martin Luther).
Eat Mor Chikin!
I still remember my very first Chick-fil-A sandwich. I was sitting on a stone wall with a group of friends in Knoxville, TN. Someone provided lunch and I opened my bag to see a genuine Chick-fil-A sandwich. It only took one bite. Despite the fact that we were in a hurry and I was absolutely […]
Life’s Railway to Heaven
Aunt Vickie has always been an encouragement to me in my piano playing. The other day she asked if we would post a video of me playing something so I found this little clip of “Life’s Railway to Heaven.” Jonathan took it while we were staying at the McEntires house on our recent Florida trip. […]
For Daniel’s Birthday . . .
Truth is Truth
“If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No; calling a tail a leg don’t make it a leg.” –traditionally attributed to Abraham Lincoln
Benjamin Rush on Education and the Bible
Dear Sir: It is now several months since I promised to give you my reasons for preferring the Bible as a schoolbook to all other compositions. Before I state my arguments, I shall assume the five following propositions: 1. That Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and that in proportion as mankind […]
When the Stelzls Stay with the Staddons …
…Amazing things happen! Almost as soon as they arrived, the potato planting project came into full swing. Two rows were planted much to Michael’s satisfaction and such diligence was displayed that there was enough time afterward for volleyball. The next day and the next were again sunny and warm. Work and relaxation were both enjoyed […]