Sunday, July 24, 2011

Portrait for Today...Dream Center

Today's blog post is a look at a new ministry here in my hometown.  It's called the Dream Center.  I sat down with Lynn and Julie Hicks, who are heading up the ministry, last week to talk about the Dream Center, how they got involved, and where they want to see it go.  The story and more photos after the jump.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Perception for Today...Revenge

Hello everybody!  It's been two weeks since my last post.  I've been trying to decide on what to post about, but nothing was really coming to mind.  A bit of blogger's block. This past weekened I did a brief photo shoot and interview, so I'll have a portrait post before long, but until I have that ready, I've got this.  I came across a story on CNN last week that got me thinking about revenge.  A man and woman in California are going through a divorce, and it is apparently a nasty divorce.  The article did not mention why the couple is breaking up, but I inferred that the woman felt it was the man's fault.  So, she assaulted him.  Officially, she is being charged with torture and aggrevated mayhem, and could also face a poisoning charge.  You can read the article about the crime and her charges here.  (WARNING:  The crime she is accused of is of a graphic nature).  When the police and medics showed up, she stated that he "deserved it".  What she did was in some way an act of revenge.  So today, let's look at revenge.  What is it?  Is it ever meritted?  Does the Bible say anything about revenge?  My thoughts after the jump.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Perception Today...Judging

Hello friends!  I hope everybody had a wonderful Independence Day weekend!  (If you don't live in the States and you happen to be reading this, then I hope you still had a wonderful weekend and start of your week!).  It's been several days since my last post, so I thought it was about time I wrote another.  I was actually hoping to do a "Portrait" post, but my plan to get that portrait over the weekend fell through, so it will have to wait.

Since I don't have a portrait post lined up yet, today's perception is all about judging.  As most people now know, Casey Anthony was found "not guilty" yesterday of abusing and murdering her young daughter Caylee.  This case and trial has been a rather emotional one for many people, and while it may not have been as big as the OJ Simpson case of the 1990s, I'd say it was close.  My thoughts on the verdict in the first part of the post and then judging in the second, after the jump.  (Longer post today)