Saturday, August 18, 2007

NC State Interview

About 2 months ago, I was contacted by Ken Tate from NC State about doing an interview for the computer science news letter doing a profile on me and DigitalChalk. He set up a short interview with a writer in the department named Kristen Jeffers and the following article was written. I am flattered to have been interviewed and included on the a list of achievers with the excellent people that are also alumni of the department listed here. It is very humbling and an honor. My time at NC State was a wonderful experience where I met some of my best friends. Thank you Ken and Kristen!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Whirlwind Weekend

This weekend was certainly a busy one for me but a lot of fun. Friday night I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Rebekah Taylor and Tommy Hendricks. When I arrived at The Farm where they were getting married, it was an absolute downpour. We were all praying that it would stop so that the ceremony could take place outside as planned at 7:00. God heard our prayers, and at 6:55 there was no more rain and everyone rushed outside to start setting up chairs and wiping them down. Even the brides father was out there working hard. Kudos to my sister Tara Jordan who owns Weddings with Tara for snapping everything back together so quickly. Here are a few of the shots I grabbed from the bunch to share with you.

Saturday morning I spent the day in Waynesville, NC at my parents house helping my dad build a fence around their backyard. This is no small task as many of you probably know from your own fence building experiences. And why are we doing this? Not for my parents dog, but for my sister and brother-in-laws dog Toni. A huge 5 1/2 foot tall fence spanning about 100 yards for a dog that only visits once in a while. You can see pictures of Toni on Tara's blog. Needless to say, this dog is spoiled.
That night, I had a great time with my wife Laura in Brevard, NC visiting one of my instructors from NC State, Carol Miller and her husband David Smith.

They cooked a great meal at their beautiful mountain retreat and we had a great time catching up and sharing stories about people that we knew and things we remembered. After dinner we went to a Jazz concert at the Brevard Music Center which was really great. I had no idea that this summer camp and auditorium even existed. I will certainly be going back sometime.

That evening was topped off back at their house with some delicious blueberry cobbler and ice cream and a hot cup of coffee. What a way to end the night! Thanks Carol and David for such a great evening!

Sunday brought news that we were all aware of at Biltmore Baptist Church, but it was sad to hear all over again. On Thursday the membership of the church learned that our Senior pastor, James Walker, will be moving on to a new calling at the Haggai Institute. Sunday he told us about his journey with God in this decision. While it is extremely sad for Laura and I to be loosing a pastor, it is harder to see them go because they are wonderful friends. It is evident that God has called him to this new ministry and where He leads, James will certainly follow. Laura and I were able to spend Sunday night with James and Debbie at their house eating ice cream sundaes at their house (i have a weakness for dessert and coffee) and just talking about what the future holds for them and for Biltmore Baptist. We love them and will miss them dearly here in Asheville, but we plan to get to visit them in Atlanta. James, thank you for your obedience to Jesus Christ, for an unbelievable 14 years at Biltmore Baptist and for a friendship I will always cherish.

Me with James and Debbie after ice cream sundaes

My beautiful wife Laura with James and Debbie