Even “back in the day,” the work of reaching the unreached always takes a team. Like this gem from the 1950’s: These are early New Tribes Missionaries working to prepare lifeboats. In the middle of land. For a vessel that was intended to carry church planters across the sea to to people groups in South America. #tbt #missions #useyourskillsvideo #newtribes #ntm
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Even “back in the day,” the work of reaching the unreached always takes a team. Like this gem from the 1950’s: These are early New Tribes Missionaries working to prepare lifeboats. In the middle of land. For a vessel that was intended to carry church planters across the sea to to people groups in South America. #tbt #missions #useyourskillsvideo #newtribes #ntm
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View HD • Posted Thursday Aug 21 11pm  

 
 

Shane and Stefanie knew they needed to know more of God’s Word but didn’t know God wanted to use their skills to reach the unreached. New Tribes Bible Institute helped shape their perspective on the world and gave them a chance to use their unique skills in construction and photography to help plant churches around the world. We’re telling their story next later this week in a video. #missions #upgs #useyourskillsvideo #newtribes #NTBI #NTM #Bible #vscocam #bestofover @hishandmaidenphotography
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Shane and Stefanie knew they needed to know more of God’s Word but didn’t know God wanted to use their skills to reach the unreached. New Tribes Bible Institute helped shape their perspective on the world and gave them a chance to use their unique skills in construction and photography to help plant churches around the world. We’re telling their story next later this week in a video. #missions #upgs #useyourskillsvideo #newtribes #NTBI #NTM #Bible #vscocam #bestofover @hishandmaidenphotography
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View HD • Posted Thursday Aug 21 4pm  

 
 

Where the rubber meets the road, there are always many spokes supporting the outer rim. Being a missionary many times means using your skills as a spoke in the wheel. What skills do you have that you’ve never thought about using to serve God with? We’re releasing a short video next week that might help you find your fit. #missions #upgs #useyourskillsvideo #newtribes #NTBI #NTM #vscocam
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Where the rubber meets the road, there are always many spokes supporting the outer rim. Being a missionary many times means using your skills as a spoke in the wheel. What skills do you have that you’ve never thought about using to serve God with? We’re releasing a short video next week that might help you find your fit. #missions #upgs #useyourskillsvideo #newtribes #NTBI #NTM #vscocam
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View HD • Posted Wednesday Aug 20 7am  

 
 

The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. - the psalmist | #vscocam #vsco #morninglight #sunrise #dew

The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. - the psalmist | #vscocam #vsco #morninglight #sunrise #dew

View HD • Posted Sunday Aug 17 8am  

 
 

Interstellar Trailer

Just saw this trailer…and all the philosophical rants aside, it looks pretty! 


Thursday Aug 14 3pm  

 
 

Been a little while, been dark on IG but I’m alive and well with an insane backlog of images. | #diversifiedinterests #dianaphotoapp

Been a little while, been dark on IG but I’m alive and well with an insane backlog of images. | #diversifiedinterests #dianaphotoapp

View HD • Posted Wednesday Aug 13 8pm  1 note

 
 

Saying farewell to these misty mountains! Such an awesome three days with my boys in the Western NC area. | #WNC #asheville #potterboysgotothecountry #chasingfog #fog

Saying farewell to these misty mountains! Such an awesome three days with my boys in the Western NC area. | #WNC #asheville #potterboysgotothecountry #chasingfog #fog

View HD • Posted Tuesday Aug 5 8pm  

 
 

Downpour | #storm #fl #vsco #vscocam

Downpour | #storm #fl #vsco #vscocam

View HD • Posted Wednesday Jul 30 6pm  

 
 

Why do artists create? [#create_series]

This blog - and really this whole website - has been way more challenging to maintain than I thought it would be.

The very fact that I just wrote that description, “challenging to maintain,” should tip you off. Should the “labor of love” that I envisioned that wistful evening months ago, when I justified paying money for a website the first go around, really be “challenging to maintain?”

The challenges I see are two fold…

Challenge One: The legitimate one

I have a family. I have a wife and a mother (in law) whom I live and dwell with, provide for, give guidance and counsel to and desire to spend time with. THEN, I have three kids, nine years old and under and they need everything that the adults need, plus they need someone to tell them to not put their underwear on backwards.

Stealing time, for that is what it feels like, to work at my labor of love, this silly little website, feels like genuine thievery most of the time. And add to that my ever-morphing understanding of what a good work ethic is and how much I can allow my private interests to invade my work/ministry day and I hardly ever write for this site or hang my photographs on it’s digital walls.

Challenge Two: The #hashtag

Yes, the #hashtag. It’s not that for everyone, but it’s often times the enemy of the pure creativity I seek. The little, in theory at least, one continuous word tag that should just let more people see your work, your words, your images, your art has become, for me…and I suspect a few others, a master.

I say it’s become a master as it seems to represent perfection, optimization, maximal audience size and the perfectly timed blissed out ride through the Mavericks of social media. And that’s what the modern digital denizen wants from their art, right?

I curse your name, you lowly pound sign!

But, the reaction I’m feeling right now leads me to a basic question. And it’s answer might just let #hashtags off the hook (to keep the oldschool phone analogy alive).

Why do artists create?

[TBC…]

Tuesday Jul 29 5pm  1 note

 
 

Got some Love in the mailbox today! Shirts and stickers from @prplrckscssrs and the latest issue of @newtribes NTM@work magazine! | #genius #thanks #missions #design #orlando

Got some Love in the mailbox today! Shirts and stickers from @prplrckscssrs and the latest issue of @newtribes NTM@work magazine! | #genius #thanks #missions #design #orlando

View HD • Posted Monday Jul 28 2pm  

 
 
 
 
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