Thursday, October 15, 2009

One awkward step for MADI... One small step in a life...

Last night Madilyn Hope Heim, my youngest daughter took her first "recorded" steps. She has been trying to walk for a couple of days now. If anyone knows little kids, it is impossible to try to make sure they are safe and photography or video tape at the same time. Soooo.... Last night we decieded to make a group effort. Mommy helped her get started and pointed in the right direction and I would be the catcher/photographer... The best part is that she didn't crash and I got some photos... Afterwards we had fun family balloon time. Thanks for reading and enjoy the photos.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Yep... I have decided to sell some photos... Check it out @

I will be adding more and if you would like to purchase any that aren't there already I would be more than happy to upload them or just sell to out right to you... I can work anything out.
No Pressure to buy though...
Thanks for Reading


Monday, October 12, 2009

Once Upon A Little Town

There is a little town in the State of NY where I learned so much!
It is called Bath. It is in this place that I started Youth Pastoring in 2001. I started working with 12-15 teenagers and after 3 years I watched that group of hungering students grow into 40 young adults, who wanted to take on the world for Jesus.

Well, I was able to go back for a visit this past weekend. It is a beautiful little town exspecially this time year. Bath is set in the middle of a valley w/ Mountians and Hills surrounding it. With crisp air and changing leaves it is a very beautiful place. Of course the people there are the real reason why I love that town and my father is buried in the VA cementary there.

Anyway, here are some of the photos that I took this weekend.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Change is Good... DON'T YOU THINK?

(Sorry the title is taking from my favorite Disney movie "Lion King")

Coming out work today I realized something... I love this time of year! The leaves are starting to change. The air gets a little brisk, and at least in Maryland it is still warm during the day. The Sun causes the leaves to sparkle. Mostly I can get some great photos. This season (autumn) has a lot of change in it. Animals, plants, trees, people, and weather seem to get ready for winter. Also I feel like I am in a season in my life of change, harvest, and sowing... Here are some of my thoughts lately about the four seasons.

Spring: A time when Life awakens from a slumber. To me this is a time of receiving.
Summer: Abundance of life, Full of sun and warmth. A time when God's hand of blessing seems to be present.
Autumn: Time of Changing, Sowing, & of Harvest
Winter: Time of rest, and of trust.

Right now in my life I feel like God has me in place of harvesting and sowing. I feel like this season is a time when I will be harvesting. Harvesting the things that God has planted in those around me. I also feel like this is a time when God will be sowing in me. Sowing in me the promises and grace that I will need to listen to, and trust in.

Anyway, I have been listening to a song called "Desert Song" lately and these are some thoughts that can come into my mind. I hope that this makes some sense. Below are some of the photos that I have taken and thanks for reading


Friday, October 2, 2009

Impressive or Foolish... SOMETIMES BOTH

My wonderful wife purchased a New York Yankees bean bag chair for me for Father's day... But I finally recieved it about 6 weeks ago. (The company making the chairs went under and there was a big mess as to who was going to be finishing the orders and what not.)
So for the last 6 weeks my daughter has been using the chair as a landing pad. She jumps from the couch to the chair and laughs at her mom's reaction.
Well, the other night I decided to shoot some action shots. We were having a great time. Abby kept jumping, landing, bouncing up and getting ready again. I would count down 3-2-1 and she would jump... No harm right? Well, I didn't realize that the girl kept pushing the chair (landing pad) farther and farther away. Until...
Yep you guessed it... SHE MISSED!!! Abby landed just short of the "landing pad". She was ok... Abby landed on her knees more than anything else. So I picked her up and brushed the tears away and said "I think we have had enough"... At this she jumped down out of my arms and moved the chair little closer and did one final leap of faith.
Mostly, because I think she wanted to prove herself to me. Well, this got me thinking.... How many times have I tried to "show God what I can do"? And how many times have I landed on my face or knees?
It is no wonder why Jesus said "my strength is made perfect in your weakness." He loves taking the weak things and showing them as strong. I am grateful for a Father who picks me up and brushes the tears away when I am foolish... Father take my foolishness, weakness, and inability, and please make Yourself IMPRESSIVE!!!! Thank you
Also, thank you for reading

below are the pictures that i took of the event....

God help me when she wants to do these things.