Interview With The Forefather of the FEW Conferences

by | Nov 16, 2017 | Perspective | 3 comments

Remember the Sharpening Character VersePic contest I mentioned in the recent blog post, A Request For Something A Little Different?

Well, as it happened, the verse I submitted for their contest was chosen for their most recent VersePic…and since Andrew, the producer, just so happened to be attending the same Conference as I was attending last weekend, he had me sit down and talk more about it on his podcast.

Why do I love God’s law? Listen why here.

But more interestingly, Andrew interviewed Mark Wilkes in the same episode as part of the “Tentmaker Series”.

Mr. Wilkes initiated the very first Family Encouragement Weekend Conference (the one that Andrew and I were attending that weekend) back in 2007 and works as a “minister in the marketplace” running Honey Brook Farm with his family in Culpeper, Virginia.

His stories and wisdom from experience are fascinating. It’s worth listening to: Sharpening Character Episode 98.

So, I guess that really doesn’t have anything to do with photography…but I suppose it doesn’t hurt to prove every once in a while that the life of a photographer isn’t lived through the viewfinder of a camera…at least, all the time.  Cleaning camera sensors and taking family and group photos did keep me hopping for some of the weekend.

171112-JAS-2007_Honey Brook Farm,  Virginia, USA_Canon EOS 7D Mark II 17 mm 1-60 sec at f - 8.0 ISO 400

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  1. ANA

    WOW JAMES QUE HERMOSA FOTOGRAFIA DE TANTOS HERMANOS EN CRISTO, CUANTO TIEMPO HA PASADO, COMO HAN CRECIDO Y LOS NUEVOS INTEGRANTES DE LAS FAMILIAS WILKES Y NEELY, ALABADO SEA DIOS POR ESTA REUNION DE HERMANOS QUE ANDAN EN LOS CAMINOS DEL SEÑOR, HACIENDO LA VOLUNTAD DEL PADRE. SIEMPRE LEO LOS BLOGS FAMILIARES, AUNQUE LOS WILKES YA NO LO TIENEN, ME PONGO AL DIA CON SU BLOG STADDON Y DE OTRAS FAMILIAS CONOCIDAS SUYAS. QUE IMPORTANTE SEGUIR PREDICANDO LA PALABRA DEL SEÑOR, SEGUIR TRAYENDO ALMAS PARA CRISTO Y HABLARLES DE LA SALVACION ETERNA. ESTE MUNDO SE CAE EN PEDAZOS, COMO DICE LA BIBLIA: A LO MALO LLAMAN BUENO Y A LO BUENO MALO, RUMORES DE GUERRA, GUERRAS, HAMBRE, PESTES, DESTRUCCION, TERREMOTOS, TANTAS INMORALIDADES, EL MUNDO PARECE SODOMA Y GOMORRA Y CUANTAS COSAS MAS QUE SE ESTAN DANDO COMO SEÑALES ANTES DEL FIN, POR ESO DEBEMOS SEGUIR EL CAMINO QUE JESUS NOS DEJO, Y SEGUIR CORRIENDO HACIA LA META, PARA ALCANZAR LA CORONA DE GLORIA QUE SE NOS DARA EN AQUEL DIA. HERMANO QUE DIOS LE SIGA BENDICIENDO EN SU MINISTERIO. PAZ DESDE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.

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  2. ANA

    ¿NO PUDIERON ASISTIR ROBERT, KENDALYN Y LOS NIÑOS? NO SE LOS VE EN LA FOTO.

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  3. James Staddon

    Very true, ANA!

    Robert and Kendalyn were not able to make the drive all the way from Texas for that event. Daniel & Kathryn were able to fly in though!

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