Adjusting Your Sense of Scale

In digital photography, there is a technique called “tilt-shifting” where a picture of a real-life scene is made to look like a photograph of a model. The key to getting this to work effectively is to blur those things that your eye naturally uses to get a sense of scale. Sometimes, when we have a … Continue reading Adjusting Your Sense of Scale

Focusing on the Endzone

I mentioned yesterday that I used to teach at a Christian school for special needs children. Many of the kids who came to us had known only failure and frustration. Most had suffered bullying and taunting in other places they had gone to school. Our school offered them an environment where they were loved and … Continue reading Focusing on the Endzone

Getting the Right Things Right

Most fans of American football know the name Vince Lombardi. He coached the Green Bay Packers and won the first two Super Bowls, among other things. He is considered the greatest football coach of all time. So much so that in 1971 the NFL renamed the “Super Bowl Trophy” the “Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy.” … Continue reading Getting the Right Things Right

Be remembered well

People who restore old cars do it because they appreciate the craftsmanship and the story behind them. A classic car is like a work of art. A restored classic car is like a work of art you can drive. Try that with the Mona Lisa the next time you’re at the Louvre and see where … Continue reading Be remembered well

Serving to Lead

The church at Philippi began with the conversion of Lydia, the seller of purple (Acts 16:14), and the Philippian jailor. It is now 62 A.D., about 10 years after Paul’s first visit to Philippi and he is again in prison for his faith, most likely writing from Rome. Because of his failing eyesight, Timothy his … Continue reading Serving to Lead

Keeping Your Life out of the Hay Bales

You know those concrete barriers you see on the highway that divide one side from the other? The ones with the skid marks on them from people who got too close? And you know that guy who thinks he can drive in the fast lane until he sees how close the barriers seem to be? … Continue reading Keeping Your Life out of the Hay Bales