Katidid Design

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It’s a work in progress, at least for Kevin and Kati Schroeder.  They’re parents of our friend Matt Schroeder from our church.  Kati has been creating custom cross-stich patterns for years now and doing quite well.  This will be their first foray into running their own site, so I recommended my storefront theme as a basis for their shop to …

John 2 – Jesus Goes Postal

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Hope that title doesn’t offend you.  Here’s the passage from John chapter 2… 13When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple …

John 1

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One cool thing I learned today…that “in the beginning was the Word (logos)” The Greeks held that the universe was kosmos, an ordered place.  What lied behind universe and ordered it was reason, or logos.  To speak of Jesus in this way was to help them understand better exactly who he was in relation to God.  That Jesus is the …

Next Book: John

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With Becky in and out of the hospital as we prepare for our second child, Andrew, to be born, I have been longing to get back at digging into God’s Word.  I’ve been away for a couple of months now, so I’m out of practice.  I’ve decided to go to the Gospel of John for the next month or so. …

Discovery Church

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I got to design the church website for a good friend this spring.  Discovery Metro will be the online home for Discovery Church in Rochester, NY – a new church plant started by Elliott and Heather Ruth Sneed, who also helped Lakeside get started years ago. It was simple enough…a contemporary design with homepage graphics to draw you in and …

Schneiter’s Golf Course

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I got a chance to redesign the site for my local golf course last fall.  I love playing at Schneiter’s Bluff as it’s just around the corner from my house and as it matures it’s turning into quite a beautiful spot to play.  Anyway, the site is really 3 sites…one for Schneiter’s Bluff Golf Course, one for Schneiter’s Riverside Golf …

211 and counting (more than just pounds)

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I did well over Christmas…got a wii fit even after I had dropped some weight.  I let myself slide a bit and was back up to 215.  By mid-January, I was 215 again.  Becky finally got us both on a program that made more sense…we’re actually logging our food each day and counting the calories.  We’ve figured out how many …

New Tunes From Lakeside!

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Our band at Lakeside recently recorded a few tracks for you to enjoy!  Download them below (you can right click and select “Save Target As” on windows) Light of the World Winter Snow Precious Promise

“Mourning Dove” by Michael Ramsey

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My father-in-law got into carving again this year. One morning he saw a dove on his lawn and snapped some pictures to use as inspiration for his latest creation. I am a lover of all things creative, so I had to make this little video and share his creation.

Mark 15

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We’ve met Caiaphas, Pilate, and Barabbas, the central figures in the cast of Calvary. Let’s close with a supporting actor whose role may be the most fascinating of all. Our essay today will be a bit longer than usual, but the story is worth the telling. The Bible records that “A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander …

Boldness and the Inside of the Cup

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I have two thoughts to share with you from my reading in Luke 11 today… 5Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, 6because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to …

A means to an end – Luke 10

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In Luke 10 Jesus sends out 72 disciples into the various towns in the region to perform signs and wonders and preach the good news.  They were given power from on high to do such things, and were filled with joy when they returned… 17The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your …

Don’t look back…

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Here was part of my reading today… 57As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 59He said to another man, “Follow me.” But the man …

212! Success at last!

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So I finally got my act together!  As I mentioned in my last post about weight loss I have finally gotten behind a real effort to drop some weight and at my weigh in this week I had proven to have lost 6 pounds in the last 7 days!  I’m totally excited and I am really looking forward to being …

The Synagogue Ruler

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I want to make my thoughts clear today without offending anyone so hopefully you can see the deeper meaning behind what I am writing without me spelling it out for you.  When you hear of the word “Pharisee” or “Sanhedrin” or any other Jewish leader title in the New Testament, what do you think of?  For me, I admit I …

218, but I have let that motivate me for real this time!

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Alright, I can honestly say that it was the last straw.  I thought that just walking every day would do it but as much as I need the exercise, I realized that John Daly walked every day and was one of the best golfers in the world at one time!  It’s my diet.  So, this week I finally did what …

The Monkey’s Off My Back!

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It is with great pride that I announce here on my blog that the second of my 2009 golfing goals has been met.  I set out to break 80 this year from the tips and this past Sunday I shot a 78 from the black tees at my home course, Schneiter’s Bluff Golf Course!  I’m really excited about it as …