Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Country Part 1

Soon, I will be moving my family to the country. For the last year we have been working a piece of land about 15 min out of town. I want to keep what we are going to live in as a secret for another blog but you can see some of our progress in the pictures and video below. I will also keep you posted as we get closer to moving out there.

View from my future front porch.

I was out in the country working and I watched this beautiful sunset form. I knew it was coming so I let the camera role and it did not disappoint. I left the audio on the front so you could see how quiet it is out there. The music is Bon Iver, it was playing in my headphones during the end of the day, so I went with it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Opened Ground

I have been reading Opened Ground, a book of selected poems by Nobel Prize winning author, Seamus Heaney. Heaney's words are perfectly balanced and strong. I have just been picking through it lately, but I had to share this after I read it.

 Lightenings ii

Roof it again. Batten down. Dig in.
Drink out of tin. Know the scullery cold,
A latch, a door-bar, forged tongs and a grate.

Touch the crossbeam, drive iron in a wall,
Hang a line to verify the plumb
From lintel, coping stone and chimney-breast.

Relocate the bedrock in the threshold.
Take squarings from the recessed gable pane.
Make your study the unregarded floor.

Sink every impulse like a bolt. Secure
The bastion of sensation. Do not waver
Into language. Do not waver in it.
                                         -Seamus Heaney

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Citychurch News Artwork

I usually don't upload graphics that i am working on but I thought this one was interesting. You may know we have been using a new camera for video and the resolution is so high on some of the footage that we have been able to pull still images off of the video with great success. I have done this in the past with other footage but it never was quality enough for print or web. The quality was high enough on this still to even use a filter and put some Photoshop™ magic on it.

Monday, February 16, 2009


I just got this link from my brother Donnie. It is his blog on wordpress. Check it out! You will be pleased.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

impromptu flow contest

impromptu flow contest from James Lane on Vimeo.
A battle broke out when I was picking up kids today for the after school ministry. This kid won the flow contest, mainly because I was the judge and he was the only one that kept it clean. Somewhat?