You know how exciting it is to start something new? Extremely. For me, I love to learn new things and put a new project in motion, but when the shininess wears off, so does my enthusiasm, and it’s not long before another “best-new-thing” hits the trash can.
Have you ever started a new creative hobby? Think back to some of your first accomplishments, and how that felt for you. How did that encourage you and propel you forward to keep learning more and doing more? For me and photography, all it took was a piece of paper and a little ink.
It’s no secret that other people arrange their houses differently than you do, or have different routines and habits. (The real battle is, which way does the toilet paper hang?) Usually, that’s no problem. You have your house or apartment, other people have theirs. But when you’re house hunting, you’re literally sticking your nose into their living situations, and sometimes the differences can be…surprising.
It’s true, even in this day and age of apps, games, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, and Netflix, Keys for Kids Radio is still positively impacting children for Jesus. Even though listening habits are certainly different than five or ten years ago, radio still has its place in kids’ lives to influence them for the Gospel. But it’s going to take a lot of hard work and collaboration for those inside and outside the media industry to make that happen, along with some realizations.
My wife Nicole and I are shopping for a house, and the market is CRAZY. On average, a house will be on the market for maybe three or four days before there’s an offer, and a lot of houses in our price range are moving even quicker than that. My uncle told me that there’s about 40 people looking at every house that comes up for sale. In the middle of this fast-moving housing market, I found three things that have become critical for us.
Being ready to offer more of your skills pays off. Continue reading “Be Open to New Opportunities”
Is there really a difference, or is shooting in high quality JPG good enough? Continue reading “Photos: RAW versus JPG”
A few weeks ago my wife and I set out on a spontaneous adventure. That’s pretty unusual for us; we stick to our routine and our schedule pretty well and don’t go outside of it too much. But this year I had learned that people go on “fall color tours” in Michigan, and being from Iowa originally, I had never been on one.
Windows 7 was pretty good. Windows 8 was kind of a disaster, then it got a little better with 8.1. Windows 10 has been…frustrating. Continue reading “Windows Woes”
A bit of background first: I work for Keys for Kids Ministries, used to be called Children’s Bible Hour back in the day. The ministry was originally formed to produce the radio show “The Children’s Bible Hour” (deceptively named; it was only a half hour long) in 1942, so as an organization we have a rich depth of history in radio. Continue reading “Making the Old New Again”