POTW :: dandunk

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As I mentioned last week, I along with my bride and boy, enjoyed Easter services at Sojourn here in Louisville, celebrating in the occasion of Dan Canales’ baptism. I have been meaning to visit Sojourn for a long time, and I was excited to finally have the opportunity of worshiping Jesus there. I was really encouraged to see how Sojourn handles the ordinances of baptism and Lord’s Supper (they partake of the Lord’s Supper every Sunday). Before each baptism, their community group leader reads their testimony on stage. All the testimonies are provided in a nice pamphlet in the bulletin (here’s the cover). After that, the church affirms their testimony and confession of faith, and they are baptized.

On a lighter note, does anyone else think that Dan looks like he is driving a boxcar in the middle photo (go speedracer!)?

On the photographer side of things, I quickly realized that I was needing to shoot in high ISO mode (3200 ISO) because it was so dark (plus with the stage light being a strong back light, I was concerned about Dan being silhouetted and miss capturing this moment for him. The bad part is that such high ISO’s produce lots of noise (grain), especially when you are shooting a worn out 20D like mine. I figured, instead of trying to get rid of it to use it to create a better feel for the images. Anyway, you can see about a dozen of them in this set which I created on Flickr.

In other photography news, you have noticed on my sidebar some portraiture. My friend Lindsay (not Lindsey) Swartz (not Schwartz) asked me to snap a few photos for her upcoming graduation here at Southern. So we walked around downtown Louisville a bit as well as the waterfront park to take some pictures. It has been a long time since I have taken portraits, and I think the first time doing a session like this. However, I am pleased with how they are turning out. To view the images, you can go to this set on Flickr or watch them in a slideshow. I will be uploading some more as I complete the post-production of the images.

So I got my bike last week too. Really fun. Really painful. I marked a couple of short 3-5 mile rides for beginners like me, and man the wind was brutal. I rode in the rain a couple of days ago and didn’t realize how much the tires kick up water and mud on your rear end. Lessons learned. My goal is to be able to ride 10 miles (in an hour) before leaving Louisville, and a far-fetched goal is to do a Sprint Triathlon (I know, yeah right) by the end of October of this year. I have gone ahead and marked the races in Florida for 2008 on a Google Map which, if you are interested, you can find here (they are various kinds of multi-sport races, such as duathlons, triathlons, aquabike, etc.).

Lastly, I can’t help but post a pic or two of my little boy Nolan. Here’s a couple from Easter Sunday morning. πŸ™‚

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11 Comments on “POTW :: dandunk”


  1. Two things:

    First, when my oldest son (3 1/2 years old) saw the pictures of your son, he gave a lovely, “AWWWWW! He is so cute.” Just wanted to share that with you.

    Second, you can probably ride 10 miles in one hour right now. The reason I say this is because 9 months after my ATV accident and consequent complete sedentary lifestyle, I was able to knock out 10 miles pulling a trailer with both my boys in a matter of a week. You are in far better shape than I am now and definitely moreso than I was a year ago.

    Give it a shot one night and you will be amazed. God bless brother.

  2. Laura Says:

    So glad you enjoyed our gathering, Timmy!! Even though I’ve been going to Sojourn for over two years now, I’m still incredibly encouraged each time we do a baptism, and I LOVE that we do communion every Sunday. We call baptism and the Lord’s supper our “drama ministry” — haha.


  3. Terry,

    I think you have underestimated how out of shape I am. Really. I’ve got a lot of work to do! I have seen those carriage deals where you can pull your kids behind you, and I would love to get one for Nolan, but man they are expensive! Maybe later.

    Laura,

    Yeah, I think Baptists for the most part these days do not include the Lord’s Supper as much as (I think) they should. I’m glad to see it as central to the polity of Sojourn (and other A29 churches). That’s drama indeed!


  4. Do you go to Sojourn? How have we not met yet?


  5. Aaron,

    I do not believe we have met. I am not a member of Sojourn, though I have enjoy what God is doing there. BTW, enjoyed checking out your blog. πŸ˜‰


  6. Timmy:

    Bro, I do an Ironman triathlon in Orlando, FL every year… maybe we can race it together! I know, it’s a lot longer than you’re planning on, but you’d be surprised how fast it will all fall together, and knowing how determined and focused you can be, it’s a very achievable goal. Anyway — keep me updated on your progress, I’d love to give you advice/tips whenever possible. Long Course triathlon is one of my passions – let me know how I can help.

    What kind of bike did you get?

    Nick


  7. Hey Tim,

    I agree with Terry Delaney and Nick Kennicott. I just gave birth to my 7th child in Nov. and am doing a sprint Triathlon in May. (and no, I did not exercise during pregnancy either) The sprints are relatively easy. I’d suggest working up to a Half Ironman by Oct. (I think you could really do it)

    You can always do the Great Floridian Triathlon! πŸ™‚ My husband is an avid Triathlete—-I’m just a wanna be Tri wife. πŸ™‚ I just asked my husband for some links that I will send your way via Facebook.

    As a matter of fact, I start swim lessons on Tuesday so I can work on being more efficient i n the water. I plan to do an IM sometime in the next 2 years so I need to start training now to be able to swim 2 1/2 miles effortlessly!

    We might be moving to Clemont so maybe we’ll get to say ‘hello’ in person! (By the way, Hunter Kemper and Barb Linquist are vocal Christian professional Triathletes).

    I cannot believe how much baby Nolan has changed. He is a beautiful baby! They grow so fast. Congratulations on your friend’s baptism—–I am sure it was a joyous occasion for all. I am always encouraged and excited to see a new believer being baptized!


  8. Here’s a link to Tri’s in Florida.

    http://www.trifind.com/fl.html


  9. Nick,

    You Ironman you, I will definitely be dialing you up with advice and help with training and nutrition. I’m sitting here with Whopper and a Mountain Dew (not exactly your pre-cycling meal!). πŸ˜‰

    I got a Trek 7.5FX for starters. I like it but riding upright is brutal with the wind. I feel like I need a windshield like Ponch on his motorcycle (remember C.H.I.P.S.?). I would love to be able to do a Olympic Triathlon this year, but really, I am out. of. shape. BAD.

    Back in the day, I had no problem running 10k’s on a regular basis, and I am a decent swimmer, but putting it all together will be something new to me. We’ll see.


  10. Jennifer,

    Anyone who has seven children and does a Sprint Triathlon is in a league of their own! Thanks the link and information. I do think this would be a neat opportunity to meet folks and share the gospel with this rather significant community in Florida. My goal is first to catch up with them. I’m afraid by the time I get to them I will be too out of breath. πŸ™‚

    Yes, Nolan is giggling and making more noises. I think he is a better entertainer of himself than me. Right now, he is quite fond of his right arm. I think that means he will be a pitcher when he grows up – kind of like his dad.


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