The State Of Our World

I know that there are lots of people out there that want to get their voices heard and a ton of ostriches that would prefer to keep their heads buried in the sand.

That is the reason that I am writing this blog to you.

The reader.

You see as I look at this world and see that everything seems to be declining,  even more evil if you will.   I believe that there are those of us Christians that believe that it's the words we speak that make our words a reality.

Things Not To Speak Into Existence

Case and point....

If you are or have said at one point or another and TRULY BELIEVED what you said, you could probably look at what you have now and see that those words created your reality right now.

"I don't have any money right now"

"god isn't real he's just a figment of the imagination"

"my children don't ever seem to get straight A's"

"(insert disease) is a genetic thing that gets passed down to us because of who we are in the family.  It's the blood of our family that passes it down to us."

Start Speaking To Your Mountain

Those are just a few examples of things that may have been said that have impacted your life.  Now if you're battling with any of these things, the beauty of it all is that we as Gods children can start saying how God our Father sees us.

abundant, healthy, joyful, prosperous, full of love, go getters, Gods child, and on and on and on.

Start saying things like this and add to them God's word (Scripture) and you have a power packed formula to become exactly what God created you do to.

So whether or not you area an ostrich who has buried their heads in the sand hoping for a better outcome when your head comes up for air, you can guarantee that if you're not speaking the truth of God, you'll definitely not see what God has for you.

 

 

The Woodburn tulip festival comes each year around the March/April time frame.  This year is no different and so i want you to be aware that it's going on now and that you can get your camera equipment out as well.  Get trained on your new DSLR and if you are one of the first to request a camera, you can rent new camera's to take out into the tulip field all supplied by Nikon.

2015 was my first year going to the photography workshop at the wooden shoe tulip festival

, and it was quite fun and informational.  My wife,  Jessica went as well and she was able to learn a few things too.

Some of the things you will learn:

  1. ins and outs of the camera as portrayed by this years expert Nikon guide
  2. how to shoot in different scenarios in the tulip field
  3. how to setup your camera for the best shot possible
  4. what type of equipment you may want to consider for the type of photography you want to shoot.
  5. How to have fun and get great shots at  the Woodburn Wooden shoe tulip Festival.

Woodburn Tulip Festival Photography Workshop - April 23rd, 2016

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The next few photos are taken this year (2016) and show how much growing needs to be done in the next 30 days. I couldn't help but not post this photo of the Norwegian golf balls, since my heritage is from Norway.Woodburn-Tulip-GolfBalls

As you can see.... These golf balls have an unfair advantage, they're square and will get you that extra inch when rolling.  However, rumor has it that they don't fly as well as the round golf balls. 🙂

Below you'll find a shot that composed very well and just sort of fell in my lap.  I  believe I was using my 50mm lens on this shot.  This is a must if you're a photographer - having a prime lens can get you some really great shots.

The colors are bright, (I edited the photo below for the best tonality that I could pull out of this photo) and the weather wasn't bad at all.  One thing that I  was surprised to hear at the pay station to park, was that people will show up in the rain all day long.

This shouldn't really surprise me as this is OREGON!

It also made sense to me as then there would be a new element on the flowers. Wooden-Shoe-Tulip-Festival

I went in the early season of the tulip...

But what I  found this year that I did not find last year was the wooden shoe.  The big wooden shoe.

I  tried to give you a bit of representation of size by including a shot with the XL, L and normal sized shoes.Woodburn-woodenshoe-tulip-festival

Last year, I was able to take a D750 out into the field and shoot some awesome shots, however you will need to bring your own SD card to use in the camera.  If you forget to bring an SD card, they will sell you one, which is what I ended up doing.  They will probably have top rated cards in different sizes.  I got the 16GB card to add to my collection.

I hope to see you there (I've already been there once this year). Here's a few photos from previous years that I took.

Last years were great except one thing....

Lighting.

Reason for this is simply that I was not checking what I should have been checking - the shutter speed. I don't shoot in automatic anymore, especially since I was there to get shots in my own time and that's how you learn is to do things until you get them right. Unfortunately, I was not learning fast enough last year.

Needless to say, I will definitely get a Nikon D750 in the near future.

I hope to see you there on the 23rd of April as I will be in the class as well - even though it's a beginners level class. THere will be equipment there to try out!!

Jon

Night of proposal

How God Heals

It's one thing to want to be healed and it's a totally different thing to actually be healed, but what I've learned is how God heals his people is so simple yet people make it so hard!

If I told you that all you need to do is literally read the word of God about healing, or about any other subject in life, and it would come to pass, would you believe me? Most would say, "Yes, of course!"  But the real test is when you put this to the test in real world situations.

Real world situations tend to not align with how God heals his people.  I say this only because I know how I have looked at life in the past.  I have thought that it would be a miraculous movement of God where I would be at peace and the super natural would take place without me having to do a thing because God chose to heal me at that time.

Not so!

You see, this is His will ALL THE TIME!  What the problem with the thinking above is that christians around the world do not know how the kingdom of God works.  When you understand how the Kingdom of God works, you then know how God heals his people.

It says in Hosea that Gods people are destroyed for their lack of knowledge.

Hosea 4:6

my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children."
So, if we are not cognizant about the things of the Kingdom (or government) of God then we really don't know how to live life to the fullest as Jesus promised when he was walking the earth.

John 10:10 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and
have it to the full."

It's time for Christians to step up and start learning what the Government of God is all about and how to work inside of the provision that has been setup.  We live in a created world setup by YHWH, the great I AM.  He is a God of more than enough.

The reason I'm telling you all this is because I had a break through the other day about my walk with Him.  Here's my video that tells you more: