3 results for month: 07/2013


Mending the Broken

The other day my wife was sharing with me about a co-worker who is really good with tending plants. Her co-worker often purchases the plants that are withered, have torn branches and look dead. One day while in line to purchase a few of these plants, a landscaper came up behind her. As he surveyed her plants, he leaned over and stated, “I don’t think those are going to make it.” She looked up at him and just smiled, because she knew what they would become with the proper care. In the world today, there are many who are like those withered and dying plants. They have been worn down by the economy, family issues, and frankly, in some cases, the ...

Our Hearts Desire

Not long ago I took a few courses in animation. In the courses, the instructors talked about principles of movement and physics, such as overlapping action and walk cycles. As I learned about these principles, I began to notice them everywhere I went. If I saw a person jogging, overlapping action would come to mind. If someone walked by, I would analyze how they were walking- did they have a limp? Were they walking slow or with a purpose? I began to see everything through the eyes of animation. Whatever our heart’s desire is, it will impact how we view everything around us. It will change the way we see ourselves, our neighbors, and our world. I ...

The Kayfabe War

Kayfabe is a wrestling term that derived from “carnival talk” for the word “keep.”  It means “top secret.” This term refers to the practice of maintaining the illusion that wrestling is 100% genuine (Urban Dictionary).   I grew up watching wrestling. It was so exciting to see the “heroes” and “villains.” My friend and I would practice matches with chairs and clothes lines (a pro wrestling move where the wrestler puts his arms straight out to the side and knocks over the opponent). I remember we were practicing a chair move while our moms were cleaning the church. Right as my friend went to “hit” me with the chair, the ...