Archive by Author: David

Autumn in NC


James and Jonathan are using the autumn colors as an opportunity to compile photography training videos. We are in the NC highlands around Grandfather Mountain and it is awesome to be here with them and enjoy the sights myself 🙂 The photographic opportunities have been outstanding.

Photoshop fun!

The true big game hunter of the family

On Mom and James’ recent trip to Bangladesh… Proverbs 31:17  She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. Just Kidding! I decided to have some fun while learning the use of layer masks, adjustment layers, filters, the clone stamp tool, a new feature I discovered with the brush tool, and navigating Photoshop with […]

“Never, Never, Never Give Up!”


       It was such a change from earlier that day to be standing on the volleyball court, feeling the mud ooze around my feet, and knowing that there were no more verses required to be memorized before the end of the day. It was the evening after the local Bible Bee competition, and what could […]

Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

Regiment 13

Predicted showers were short. Instead of a hindrance to the event, storm clouds became a perfect backdrop. Then suddenly a crack like thunder sounded—FROM JUST BESIDE ME! I turned to see a smoking cannon. I was shocked. We were standing by a field witnessing the reenactment of a Civil War Battle for the 150th commemoration […]

Quench not the Spirit

"Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise, in light inaccesible, hid from our eyes."

    One Sunday morning soon after sunrise I stepped outside. What I saw brought a tremendous feeling of awe! The scene reminded me of what it is like to live in God’s presence and have nothing hid from Him. Through His Spirit and His word, God wants to show us the right way. May […]

Kayaking in the Mangroves

Early Monday morning our family headed over to Commodore  Creek for a kayaking escapade. This was the first time in my life that I had ever experienced the thrill of kayaking. We enjoyed being so close  to God’s fascinating creation. At one point, Robert and I were just a few yards under an Anhinga! The […]

This Week’s Family Night is …

One Friday night we were all  wondering what Jonathan would choose to do for his turn on Family  Night.  He surprised us by saying “Let’s play darts!” We all  thought   was a super idea so we ran out to the garage game room where the dart board was that dad had recently mounted on the […]

David’s Manhood Ceremony!

This month we gathered together for a special celebration  of a new stage of responsibility in my life. Prior to my manhood ceremony, Dad and I talked through the responsibility of being a young man. We also talked about some commitments which I made to guide me through my adult years. Some of these included […]