Friday, November 30, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Yummy!! Too bad it's over!
Had a great time.....looking forward to Christmas! And maybe a little snow so I can shoot some cool pics.....
Happy day after Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Pics coming soon.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
....Here's one of our children from Childrens' Church....meet Sydney!
For those of you who are wondering, yes, I fixed my shower!!
I looked at my calendar for the rest of 2007 and I was shocked to see that every weekend is booked with church activities! From our youth activities to a church-wide Christmas dinner! I get so excited around Christmas!!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I watch as people go by, glaring at me with mean looking eyes, probably wishing I wasn’t here. Sometimes I hear “go to work, you bum” or “get a job” from some kids, but it’s okay, they don’t know my story. Please don’t be mad at them, they have nice lives. Nice is a funny word to say, nice house, nice cars, nice clothes, nice family, nice hot meal. I have none of this. Once in a while some nice people come by and feed us and have church revivals, and here I met a man that fixed my cane. He is the best guy I have met in a long time. He took the time to listen to me and actually cares for me…said I matter to him and to God. He said he used to drink like I do, but God healed him of that. I wonder why God ain’t healed me yet. It seems like every little bit of money I get always gets spent at the liquor store. I sometimes go weeks without any food but the wine warms me and I don’t feel the rest.
I have a watch, but it’s broke. Been that way since I got thrown down the stairs at this old abandoned house. Don’t matter, I don’t care what time it is, I just keep the watch-reminds me of my family-my daughter got it for me a long time ago. If I do matter to God, I wish he’d show me, because I don’t know how much more I can handle. It gets cold at night and my bones sure hurt. Sure would be nice to get a bath, and some new clothes. Maybe even a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. What do I got to be thankful for? Can’t think of much…..maybe my bicycle.
Someone said why don’t you go to a shelter? Well, they are all full-can’t get there in time with my bum leg so I quit trying. Too many homeless people out here you know. Maybe someone could donate one of these old vacant buildings so we could keep warm this winter. I feel lonely, sad, and helpless. What can I do? Just keep on keeping on, I guess….
-----Ernie’s story is told by Jeff Smith, who while helping at a homeless revival several years ago, met Ernie and fixed his cane with a dab of super glue. See, you can make a difference by just helping where you are led to help. Don’t ignore God’s Spirit when He asks you to help out. You may think that giving money or time is a huge sacrifice, but it is not. The more we turn away from these folks, the farther away they are in our hearts. But, they are still there, needing help, hope, and the knowledge that they do matter to God.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
My engagement shoot didn't happen as the young lady had a family emergency. We will try to reschedule at a later time.
Craig West from KXOJ radio here in Tulsa has been literally on the streets the past couple of days--he's is experiencing the life of a homeless person without hope as we all sit in front of our computers, nice & warm, in our busy lives. He made a remark this morning that the reality is that people just don't take the time to help out. We are busy rushing to & from work, etc. and my opinion and experience is if you don't think about them, your heart grows colder towards the needy. Let's all pray for these folks and do something to help out! Check out KXOJ.com for ways to help. Do it!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Now, back on track, I have an engagement shoot tomorrow, and I picked up a whale of a deal on a telephoto lens for my point-n-shoot for a whopping 25.00! I searched on Kodak's website and found that the lens sells for 150.00!! Now, I know you are thinking, this guy needs some pro gear, but my budget precludes that expense at this time..... I did ask Santa for a 40d, though, and I have been a very good boy:) I am looking forward to tomorrow's shoot, though!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Today, I headed up to church at the usual 7:30am. This is precious time I get to study and pray. No interruptions,phone calls, emails, etc. I cherish this time alone with my Lord. Had a record in our Children's Church of 31!!
Then, after an emergency auto repair job for a friend, Michelle & I took a drive to Gilcrease Museum to check out the place--I'm doing an engagement shoot this Saturday!! I am excited about this opportunity!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Well, here it is! This is Nathan from our church. He was ready for action! Now I have to drive the school truck to Pawhuska for the football game tonight! Loooong drive ahead! Here we go!