Thursday, August 12, 2010

New blog

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I just made a new blog!
Its more of a blog about me, so that this blog can be sent back to the original intent, to be the blog of the 25th SOG.

So here is the url

Talk to you later, and look there for updates, not here!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Civil War Ball 2010

This is a video of the 1860's ball that Ruth, Amanda, Emily Gaddis, Mom, and I participated in.

It was so fun to be a part of this special occasion.

Picture's to follow

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The rest of the Pictures from the boat trip

Here are the pictures, some edited, some not.
It was a wonderful trip, I learned a lot about sailing, and about patience.
You have time to think about things when you sit (or stand) on watch for four hours, and I prayed for all of you at winterbrook, and others.
It was Freezing at one point during the first day
 The lighthouse on block Island
 Atlantic City!
 On the Last Night, we had a beautiful sunset, and this is looking the other way!
 The Story Book house, on block Island!
 Dad and I, on the first evening! (Sunday)
 A couple of fishermen off Block Island!
 Block Island!

 That was an Incredible moment, the sun was setting and the rain was being blown to the side by 18 knot winds!
 A carnival on the shores of Maryland
 The sunset on the first day (the one I mentioned earlier)!
 A tug boat off the Rhode Island Coast.
 The Mushroom cloud!
 A lobster boat, going about 15 knots!

 Sunny Seas!!
 Dad and Brian Fournier
Dad and I at sea, It was a very fun trip!!!!

This was the Sunset on the last day, and the bridge on the left is the Newport, RI bridge.

After all was said and done, we learned about sailing, made a great friend, and had a good three days of fellowship with a wonderful man and his family (only one day with the family)!

Have a great day


Monday, July 12, 2010

A picture from our trip to the County last week

Here is an interesting shot (post processed in GIMP) that I took of a float that was ready for the 4th of July.
here is the same shot with no post processing, a average shallow boring photo.

I think its worth the time it takes to learn and experiment with the software available today that can make your images look much more interesting.

this image was taken with:
Camera: Canon 40D
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS USM f3.5-5.6
Shutter speed: 1/320
Apeture: f 9.0
ISO: 100
WB mode: Sunny
Camera mode: Manual
Colorspace: sRGB
Metering mode: Evaluative

Now that's the technical specs of the shot, and if you do not have a Canon Camera yours may not say all the same things.

Now I'd love to see all of you learn about post processing, and how to take good photo's with the manual modes of your camera.

It doesn't take an expensive DSLR to make good pictures, if you think about your composition and exposure you can do it with any camera.

Good night,  Samuel  

An interesting verse, Proverbs 24:27

This morning I decided to do a small study on Proverbs 24:27.

We have been talking as a family about this verse some over the last few days, so I thought it would be a good thing to look at the Hebrew and see what it was really talking about.

Prepare thy work without, 
and make ready thy things in the field, 
and after build thy house.

Now this can be taken in quite a few ways, first we can take it at face value and go with the wise saying, "Don't start any entrepreneurial undertaking without the proper funds" we don't want to be like the man who gets a vision of a good business and then go's and starts it, without thinking about the cost.

We can also look at the verse and say, "don't live outside your means" this is especially true about houses, rather than go into debt in this economy live in a small cabin for a while, so that you wouldn't have to go into debt to buy food!  Get your business in order, or get a good steady job and have money saved, before you think about buying something that you cannot really afford, and have to live with the consequences, the lack of sleep, the working two jobs just to keep from loosing your house, and most importantly, not being able to disciple your children because your gone all the time working outside the home, to pay for the debt that you made by buying something outside your means.  Is it worth it?

there is one more way I could find to look at this verse, if you look at the Greek definition of House in this verse, you will see it says (at least in Strong's concordance) especially family, so the verse could be read to say that you should (and this is a paraphrase) "prepare your business, and have moneys saved, and then start a family".  Its a good thing to be prepared, especially today with the nation in the state it is, you want to have the ability to support a family before you start one.

Now don't just take this from me, do some study on your own and find out for yourself, its amazing how the scriptures can come to light, and to life when you look at the meanings of the words in the original languages.

One more thing, here is Matthew Henry's commentary on this verse (his whole commentary of the bible is online).

This is a rule of prudence in the management of household affairs; for all good men should be good husbands, and manage with discretion, which would prevent a great deal of sin, and trouble, and disgrace to their profession. 1. We must prefer necessaries before conveniences, and not lay that out for show which should be expended for the support of the family. We must be contented with a mean cottage for a habitation, rather than want, or go in debt for, food convenient. 2. We must not think of building till we can afford it: "First apply thyself to thy work without in the field; let thy ground be put into good order; look after thy husbandry, for it is that by which thou must get; and, when thou hast got well by that, then, and not till then, thou mayest think of rebuilding and beautifying thy house, for that is it upon which, and in which, thou wilt have occasion to spend.’’ Many have ruined their estates and families by laying out money on that which brings nothing in, beginning to build when they were not able to finish. Some understand it as advice to young men not to marry (for by that the house is built) till they have set up in the world, and not wherewith to maintain a wife and children comfortably. 3. When we have any great design on foot it is wisdom to take it before us, and make the necessary preparations, before we fall to work, that, when it is begun, it may not stand still for want of materials. Solomon observed this rule himself in building the house of God; all was made ready before it was brought to the ground, 1 Ki. 6:7.

Have a great day, and tell me what you think about this, even better make your own post with your findings.

For now I have to go.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Boating trip

After the conference, Dad and I went out with the father of the family we staid with to go get his boat from Deleware.

I'll tell more about that later, right now I am going to post a few pictures.

And there are more, I'll post them later.

Have a great day.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blogger in Draft

Hello everyone, I just figured out how to get to the blogger in draft website (where you can add videos and other neat things), jsut go to it will load up your blogger dashboard and there will be a checkbox in the top right which asks wether you want to make blogger in draft your default, check it and you will get access to all of Blogger's new features!!

Have a great day.

Pray for us on our trip to MA.

Good night


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Root Beer

We made some root beer about 4 week ago, but it didn't turn out very well.  After having 19 bottles explode, we had to do something about it, so Ruthie and I went out and opened the bottles and poured the contents into a bucket.
Here are a few funny pictures that Amanda took.

Have a great day.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Please Pray

My aunt Pam and cousin's just came back to the states, and have just gone through a 9 hour time change!
Aunt Pam is sick from a cold that she just got, it may be from over tiredness.

  I would covet your prayers.

One wonderful thing that happened yesterday, when we went to get Grandma from the airport I was able to get some pictures of the beautiful sunset.
have a great day and remember that the Josties are coming!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Samuel got a Turkey

Wednesday morning at about 6:55 Seth Called me and asked me if I wanted to go hunt a turkey, (someone had said that they were too tired), and we went out to the Minot Country Store to ask about the laws (they tag our turkeys).

  After going there twice, and showing them the info from the website, we went out and took all morning looking for a turkey.
We  picked up John and continued hunting, we didn't find a turkey until 11:38  when over at Tory Road.
John spotted a couple in the field, but when we got into where they had been, they had moved up into the upper field.
They had left the upper field when we got there, so Seth went up to the embankment of the third field, and saw one, so after I climbed for three minutes (for a bank that was only 8 feet high) I got into position and shot the turkey.

Here are a couple of pictures

Have a great day.

Sorry for not posting sooner!


Friday, April 30, 2010

Web Deisgn Class/ My new camera

Well Yesterday I did a web design class with Natasha, Seth (sort of), and shayla, it was very interesting and I think that they have got at least some knowledge of the basics of how it works.
Next time though, I will make sure that we have a plan of what they want to have for a layout, and colors and things.
Even with the problems we had a great day and did get somethings done, but we will be doing it again soon.
After the class Seth, Ruthie, and I went to basketball, and had a blast, well Ruthie didn't play, but she took some pictures with my new camera!!
And about the camera, the card finally came, so I am very happy!!!!!!

Enjoy some strange and beautiful pictures.