Saturday night in Conway, SC. Many people could have been at the movies or taken the short drive to Myrtle Beach to go out to nice dinner or anything else under the sun, but instead, a few decided to join my church family on the lawn beside the church to see J&J Ministries play some great contemporary praise music. Seemed like a great time to play with some new equipment and get my feet wet! Though I have to say, I was not very happy with the first few photos that came out of my camera, I realized that the problems were all user error and nothing wrong with the camera. The focusing system is much more complex in the D600 than my old camera and though these are not the most amazing photos I have ever taken, I wanted to just share a few photos showing how wonderful of thing this was! I enjoyed it and hope we can continue doing things like this on a regular basis! There has been a fire set in the hearts of those at my church and I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful time! More photos to come!Read More
A very large part of a Christian's walk is an outward statement to symbolize the change that is made within. Every denomination has something that fills this need. When a Christian decides to be baptized it is an outward testimony that the person has buried their old life, dying of self so that they can rise again and let the love of God live in them and be spread through them. Though it is a tradition, it is not ritualistic. There is no magic in baptism. The way my pastor likes to put it is this: "If you go down in the water without your heart cleaned first, You'll only come up a wet sinner."
Baptismal services are a beautiful thing to witness if you never have before. Though our church has a baptismal pool inside the sanctuary(remains covered underneath the choir unless in use), our church most always opts for a baptismal service at the river. I like the sentiment a little better in the river because, it's so obvious that being baptized in this water isn't exactly cleaning you physically. The water is murky and brackish in places, a mixture of sand and mud and dark water doesn't exactly sound like something thats going to make "whites whiter and colors brighter". It's a true statement about the cleansing of ones soul. Enjoy the photos!
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Well, I am pretty active in my church and I teach a Sunday school class that ranges from 12 to 20 which I really enjoy and it's a blessing every week to get to talk about God with them. Once a month, the church lets the youth have a service of their own on Wednesday night, a time when we all get together, fellowship and have a good time. Well this particular youth night happened to be the day that I received my newest addition to the gear family, a Fuji X10. I am absolutely in love with this camera and decided to try to put it through it's paces. Considering the conditions of poor light, I think the camera held up pretty well in quality. Just goes to show you, that you can make stellar images with the compact cameras of yesterday. Short and sweet today, but I thought I would add in a quick candid photo I took of my sister during one of our board games. Thanks for stopping by!
So, I meet new and interesting people every day. Working in the resort industry you meet millionaires, musicians, quirky vacationers, traveling salesman and everything in between; but sometimes you meet someone on a mission. For this fellow in particular, his mission is to share with people the Word of God. His name is Tony DeLLomo and through blessings from God he has been given a mission to travel around the country in his RV sharing God's Word. I like his approach opposed to other people on the street corner yelling in to a microphone telling everyone they are going to Hell. I am a Christian and I believe that people need to see the love of God through us and Tony found a unique way to use his freedom of speech by completely covering his RV in Scripture for everyone to see, then he waits for those to approach him before witnessing to them. He was a super nice guy and a really interesting conversationalist. He travels with his dog all year round doing the Lord's work.