Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Yep, I've finally done a video montage about my adopted city, Boston! Sorry about the screen spilling over into my sidebar links, but I really wanted it maximized to give the full effect. I hope this montage will communicate my love for Boston, and will help you get a feel for the places that mean so much to me.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
One of the missionaries that our church supports had this video on his blog recently, and it moved me to tears. I share it because I played wheelchair softball in high school, because living in Red Sox Nation has turned me on to baseball, and mostly because the girls exhibited the type of self-sacrifice that should characterize Christians. May I learn from their example!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Throughout our marriage, I've wished we had a scanner. I have so many print photos that I've wanted to share online, use in art projects, and put in montages. But our budget just couldn't accomodate a scanner. I understood that fact of life (I'm a mature, realistic woman) enough to let it go, with the thought: "But it certainly would be nice..."
Yesterday, John and I briefly discussed his copy machine, which is getting old and really not working all that wonderfully. Again, we had to tell each other that, although "it would be nice," our budget just couldn't manage it right now.
A few hours later, our neighbor knocked on our door. Her husband had just bought a scanner/copier, but didn't want it because it didn't include a fax machine. They thought John might want it! We cautiously asked how much they wanted. When she answered $30, I could scarcely contain my joy! The Lord sure dropped that blessing in our laps!
This morning, we scanned a professional portrait that a friend had taken of me when I was 10 or 11. She also had one taken of my sister. These portraits were for us to give our mom either for Christmas or Mother's Day. Once John scanned it, I pulled it into Paint Shop Pro and put one of my frames on it. Here's the result: