Wednesday, October 29, 2008

KSU Collegian Article

Well, the KSU Collegian seems to love all the activity with the international community here in li'l ol' Manhattan, KS. Here's the latest article. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Journey of Jitsuya & the Gar

I know a guy, actually a good friend of mine, who read about the alligator gar as a young lad. When he had the opportunity to catch a plane to Texas and hire a guide for the day to catch the subject of his childhood studies he took it. And here's the picture to prove it. I like Jitsuya's style. He ain't scared to seize the day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kitchen Transformation!

This is by far the biggest project I've tackled. It is finished. One of my favorite speakers these days talks about how all of life is gardening. We are called to subdue the earth and rule over it. Well, I just did that to my kitchen. It was very devotional for me to consider how I can glorify my Creator even while working on my kitchen. I hope many of you will be able to be recipients of our hospitality made possible by our newly fashioned kitchen. Call before you come over though as in American culture we tend to get overwhelmed with unexpected visits for some reason.

Many thanks to all who have been part of this process to varying degrees. Thanks to Paxton, my remodeling sensei, Ken, my cabinet connection, Frey Designer Countertops for the corian construction, Joe for destruction, tool-usage, and cabinet-hanging, Zach for drywall expertise and installation help, Andy for some electric work and cabinet hanging, Majed for cabinet hanging, Stu for hardibacker screwing in, my supporters for their support, everyone who said they like the kitchen as I need encouragement every step of the way, Jambo for moral support, Maris for patience with a huge mess, the texture idea, outlet cover covering and being my beautiful wife, and God for granting me strength, wisdom, patience, finances, food to fix in the kitchen and breath for another day!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Anonymous People

I just heard this quote and I can't get it out of my mind: "Christianity marches on the shoulders of anonymous people."

Sunday, October 05, 2008

New Music Monday

Check out my friends' music here.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Eid ul-Fitr 2008!

We were honored to be able to eat this meal with some friends both new and old.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Our Baby Girl in 3-D!

Here she is. Isn't she cute already?

These pictures were taken with a new 3-D ultrasound machine. We were honored to have the opportunity to utilize this technology. The miracle of life is awesome! God is bestowing on us a great joy and responsibility.