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Mystery

This installment of my church fathers’ paraphrases comes from St. Hilary of Poitiers. Hilary was born to pagan parents sometime around AD 310, but early in his life his study of the scriptures led to his conversion. He was well beloved and respected and in 353 was elected to the bishopric of Poitiers. Hilary’s life…

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Let’s Go to Bethlehem! (bring your crayons…)

This video was created for KidsCOR’s upcoming advent curriculum series Let’s Go to Bethlehem! I just finished it up earlier this afternoon. When I was initially brainstorming for the graphics and video, I was given the task of utilizing a map of the Holy Land as well as focusing on the manger scene with Jesus,…

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The Greatest Torment

We should desire nothing other than the joy of the truth that is Christ, avoid nothing other than his absence. The greatest torment of a rational creature consists in the deprivation or absence of Christ. Indeed, this must be considered the one cause of total and eternal sorrow. Take Christ from me, and I am…

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Beauty is Everywhere

Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous outside, (in the 60′s near the end of November in Kansas!) so Megan and I headed out to the Overland Park Arboretum to enjoy what will probably be one of the last nice weekends (weather-wise) for the rest of the year. We took out the Canon T2i to snap some shots,…

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Blood Will Be Spilt

Pomegranates are tasty, but messy. But still tasty.

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rezlife 2011 Retreats Postcard

Just finished this one up today…it was a last-minute request with a lot of text to cram in, so I decided that instead of just listing it, I would try to let the type speak for itself and form the basis of the design. If I had had more time I would have tried to…

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I Feel Like I’ve Felt Like This Before…

Ok, it’s a terrible pun, but it’s also a felt board with felt characters, so there’s not much room to go any lower on the cheesy scale. Especially when the felt board is from the late 70′s. So, rezlife is starting up a new series after Thanksgiving called Faith Like a Child. In this series…

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O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

This past weekend we celebrated the life of one of the most incredible people who have ever lived- my grandpa, Dean Watson. Of everyone I have ever known, he exemplifies the love and grace of God the most. As I think back on his life and all the memories we shared, I am reminded of…

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Unity

This edition of my series of church fathers’ paraphrases come from Pope St. Leo the Great. His date of birth is unknown, but he died A.D. 461. In the Catholic Church he is one of the Doctors of the Church, declared so by Benedict XIV in 1754.

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Extreme Adventure 2011 Video

I finished up this video earlier today, and was fairly happy with how it turned out. Pretty straight forward- an adventure retreat with all kinds of outdoor excursions- so I decided to keep it as open feeling as possible. By setting it up like that, I hoped to be able to narrow the focus on…

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College Life 2010 Flyer

Just finished this one up a couple days ago, and made some last minute modifications. (that aren’t reflected here, since they were only textual.) This is a two-sided flyer for the College Life ministry at Church of the Resurrection. I had previously made some business cards that had thins kind of look and feel going…

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The Resurrection and the Life

Spirit groans, so that flesh would come to life. Life groans, so that death would be put to flight. God groans, so that humanity would rise.1 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”2 In the famous courtroom scene from one of my favorite movies, A Man for All Seasons, St….

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Extreme Adventure 2011

rezlife’s 2011 Extreme Adventure retreat is coming up, (can you believe it is November already!) and so we have begun promoting it and opening up registration. This is a postcard we will be sending out. I don’t usually use this kind of color combination, and it was more of an accident than anything, but as…

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Carrots

Tonight I was hungry, so I went rummaging through the fridge. I found some carrots. I also found some lemon juice and some lime juice. An excellent combination that one would not expect. The unexpected, however, is sublime. Bonus: once you are done eating the carrots, you can drink the juice. It’s kind of like…

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Upon the Waters

This edition of my Church Fathers paraphrases comes from Hippolytus. Little to nothing is known of his early life, although it seems that he was a disciple of the famous bishop of Lyons, Irenaeus. Hippolytus may have been his disciple in either Lyons or Rome, but he later became a presbyter in Rome. There are…

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