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Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner: Thoughts on the Parable of the Great Banquet

This morning we approach the parable of the Great Banquet.  This is a continuation of the same event that we studied last week.  To refresh your memory, it is the sabbath and Jesus has been invited to the home of a ruler of the Pharisees.  While there, he starts off with what is to them is a scandalous action: recall that he heals a man and then challenges them on whether or not such a healing is among the works that should be counted as a violation of God’s sabbath (as opposed to their customs).  Then, after exposing their hypocrisy, he proceeds to instruct them in true humility.

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How to Build a Kendal Extra Wide Dresser: Drawer Slides

Adding the drawer slides to the Kendal Extra Wide Dresser is a bit tedious, so I thought it warranted a post on it’s own.  It’s not particularly hard, but in my opinion it’s better to add the slides after assembling the frame so you can make any minor adjustments that are necessary.  But doing that does involve contorting yourself so you can measure, hold the slides in place and screw them in.  It would be really helpful if you have 3 hands for this step! Continue reading

Creating a “Flicker On” Effect in After Effects

I’m going to compile this and several other posts into a series I’m calling “How I Went from Knowing Nothing About Adobe Premiere and After Effects to Producing a Client Video in 2 Weeks.”  How’s that for a short, catchy title?  Since this effect was the last item I did in the video, I’m going to lead off with this one (and reorganize later!).  If you prefer this as a video tutorial, just scroll down to the very bottom of the post. Continue reading

Another Portrait Sketch

I haven’t posted this sketch until now since I did it as a Christmas present for my sister.  But now, I don’t have to keep it a secret anymore.  Picture taken at Harper’s 3rd birthday party.  Figures that the one I liked best was the one picture where my lighting was terrible.  I think my flash probably didn’t go off.  But this is one of those pictures that I think just captures Harper’s personality!

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In the Same Boat

Human nature is such that we love to divide ourselves over all kind of issues.  That’s a pretty self-evident claim.  Birds of a feather do flock together.  Even when we think we’re being inclusive, our inclusivity has it’s limits.  Sports, politics and religion are the easy targets, but in just about every aspect of our lives, we are experts at being subtle and nuanced in our ability to create division.

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Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

Tell me something I don’t know. That’s what we like to hear about.

But the problem with this is that we’re already pretty smart people. And we’re awash with information. The answer to this often results in some pretty cray stuff often accompanied by a cheap stock photo. How often have you seen truth compromised for traffic. Or placid prose which at best is lukewarm.

How about this: Remind me of something I know but haven’t thought much about lately.