Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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Okay, so I just have to vent. I have loved, loved, loved facebook, blogging, and entering into a whole new world of social-networking, until recently, I discovered something about my pictures.
I have a google reader account where I easily organize the blogs I read and follow. I subscribe to dear friends blogs, their friends blogs, and even a blog written by this girl who loves decorating and lives in Germany. Well, I have noticed something about other peoples' pictures. While I'm not a photographer by any means, my pictures, once posted on my blog, do not look as good as they do on my computer.
I also love, love, love my mac.
HOWEVER, I have been posting pictures on this blog since literally the day Cece was born, and it has taken me nine months to figure out that the picture quality is not great. ARRGGGG!
I guess it has something to do with the fact that when uploading pictures directly to blogger from my computer, blogger compresses them. So, after doing some research, I have found there are other ways to do this. Flickr happens to be one, but I'm not sure if I'm going to like this. For starters, I think I can only attach ONE picture per post. What will I ever do? Just one picture!!! Okay, enough of that.
This ONE picture (although there are five that I wanted to put on here) is of Cece (of course). She was at my parents house, and Uncle Rollie's suitcase was upstairs, open, and within her reach. She found his hat, and the rest, is well super-cute.
I'll try to get a few more posted (if this works, and I have the patience:))!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
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Monday, September 14, 2009
I usually try not to post more than once a day. However, as Connie Patty wrote on her blog, "blogging is how I keep track of our life." I'm starting to give myself permission to just post especially when the pictures, videos, or words are pieces of our lives that I want to remember.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
We are continuing our journey to the Czech Republic to serve with Josiah Venture. We have recently updated our website with Frequently Asked Questions. Brian did most of the work on these, and frankly, I think he answered some hard questions really well. Feel free to visit the FAQs section of our website for all of them, but I decided to post some of them on our blog.
Q: Why do you have to raise your own support?
A: From a practical side, we are able to invite the people who have supported us, mentored us, cared for us, and taught us to be part of our team in a way that would not be possible otherwise. This provides a larger number of people to experience the work of God in Eastern Europe in a very personal manner. And we hope that, in turn, expands the number of God’s people who are praying for this area, supporting the work being done in this region, and directly serving through mission work. In addition, we are able to keep you informed of the work we are doing and the fruit that God is blessing Josiah Venture with more directly than the organization can do as a whole.
There is also a very powerful spiritual side of this process that we are only beginning to experience. God will prepare us for the work that we will do as we continue to raise support, and we will learn to trust him in phenomenal ways because we walked this path. We will confirm the calling He has placed in our life as we share our story again and again. We will learn to prayer more fervently, submit more effectively, and hope more boldly. God blesses this process not only because it makes more people aware of the spiritual needs of Eastern Europe, but also because it will more effectively prepare His children to embark on this adventure He has placed in front of us. We believe he loves us that personally that He would use this time to teach us new things.