Time-Lapse pack #1 // Download now for free

 

Earlier on I posted some photos took while experimenting while on recent holidays. I did a fair bit of mucking around with my iPhone during the week. I also shot a bunch of time-lapses while camping at Lake Glenbawn.

I believe that there is no point shooting stuff if it is just going to sit on your hard drive for eternity. So I though I would just give the eight of them away. You can use them for what ever you want. I would love it if you could let me know if you use them, just so I can see the cool videos you will make.

Download link is below.

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Timelapse Pack #1

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Win a free copy of “Group Games”

If you are in youth or children’s ministry this might excite you.

When I was a youth group leader I had to prepare talks, prayers, supper to eat and games to play at the beginning of the meeting. Usually the latter of these things were done with much less preparation than the first things. Your experience might be the same.

It’s probably a good thing. Preparing your talk and the prayers should demand much of your attention. You don’t want to say incorrect things while you teach the kids. The games were usually under prepared, and not really thought out.

To fix this problem, my friend, Calum has created an iPhone app. It’s called “Group Games”.

The app is brilliant. Simply put, it helps you prepare for the game time of youth group by providing you a list of games that you can play easily, with or without resources. I especially like that way that you can select a game using a search involving the size of the group and the time a game is needed to run.

If you are involved in youth or children’s ministry, you should definitely check it out.

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I’m giving 2 copies away for free. The first 2 comments win. Simple.

Resources to use this Easter.

Easter is one of those times in the year where churches try to connect with those in their community who do not usually go to church.

In my experience, churches try to do things differently during Easter and Christmas. Sometime this involves singing different songs, having a special focus on welcoming and follow up of new people. Lots of churches try to show a video or two during the service.

If you want to do things differently, visually, he are some handy resources you can use. They are all free.

The Easter Story, by The Bible Society

You can download all of these for FREE by logging into vimeo.

Interactive Stories, by Church Media Videos

This is a little program you can download to use in your kids’ spot. It basically works as a animation creator. It is FREE, and is great for teaching bible stories to kids.

Easter at CreationSwap

This site has heaps of FREE resources. They are all still images, vectors and powerpoints.

Here is the link for their easter reasources.

Mirror Mirror by New Spring Church

This isn’t free. But it is brilliant. Might give you an idea for a video you could do yourself.

http://vimeo.com/38995671

Easter, by Bjorn Amundsen

This video is a visual manifestation of some poetry by Sharon Irving.

You can download if from vimeo here.

Let me know if you have seen anything else out there. Ill be happy to add it to this post.

*** Update. Some extra resources. ***

The Last Supper, by SandBible.com

These videos aren’t free, but If you are in Australia you will be supporting a great Christian content producer.

You can see all their Easter videos here.

Tyro Designs is open for business.

It seems like ages since I first posted about tyro designs. A little design project that a mate and I have been working on.

Well this week, after many months of clarifying our direction and designing everything to suit, we went live. We are pretty excited about what might come out of this. We already have a few exciting things lined up for the next month in the lead up to christmas. But ill let you know about them when the time is right.

In the meantime you can check out our website.

Let us know if you need anything designed.

Have Faith. An update.

One of the reasons I started this site was to keep our friends updated of how life was going while Kirsty and I go through Bible college. (Kirsty isn’t actually studying at college, but she is still heavily involved. If you catch my drift. Hence, we are both going through college)

I wanted to write an update to tell you how things have been going recently for us. So here goes. Sorry, this post is long and doesn’t have a fancy video.

College has been busy, much busier than I had thought it would be. Managing college work, seeing family, seeing friends, church work, secular holiday work, starting tyro designs and spending time together as a married couple has been a steep learning curve. I don’t pretend to have mastered this yet, but our friends are gracious when we can’t see them, and our families are even more forgiving when we seem absent or exhausted. We are extremely thankful for this.

At the same time as being busy, this year has been excellent. The stuff I have learnt this year will prove to be valuable into the future, and the friendships we have made at college have been a real encouragement to us both. Our Church this year has been a real highlight of our ministry together. Ministering to the people of St Ives Family Church has been a delight and a privilege, and we have been greatly encouraged by our brothers and sisters there.

One of the most difficult parts of this year has been the status of Kirsty’s job. Kirsty works in the public health system, where she is a Speech Pathologist, helping young kids speak. Kirsty got the job at the end of 2010, and it has been a blessing. Both financially and relationally (She is working as a locum for another speechie on maternity leave). A difficultly presented itself a few months ago when we heard the news that the woman Kirsty was replacing was returning to work. Because of this Kirsty’s job looked like it might be terminated. The prospects of this were scary. We were tentatively making arrangements to move back in with one of our parents.

In the midst of this, there was a slight prospect that her job might be extended for a period of time, but we sat in limbo for weeks. Not knowing what the outcome might be, we did what we have always done in times of uncertainty. We prayed. We prayed, and trusted that God would work the situation out in the way that he wanted. Trusting in and having faith in God is not something that is foreign to us. In faith, Kirsty and I have made all of our plans in the last few years focused on God and based on what we think God would have us do. There have been numerous times that these decisions have caused stress, mostly financial stress, but still stress. This was another period of that. God has always worked things out for us. Wether it has been where we are going to live or work, God has always provided for us.

To cut a really long story, long. Once again God has answered our prayers by once again providing Kirsty with work in the form of an extension. Her contract has been cut from 5 days to 3, but it is still some work. The health sector is a really difficult area to find work in at the moment, so we are thankful for the 3 days she has been given.

I have written this, not to make you think that we are excellent Christian people. Instead I write this so that, if you are a Christian, you might be encouraged by God’s goodness to us in a time where we had faith in him. If you are not a Christian, I would love to encourage you to check out 2 ways to live, in it you will discover that God has done so much more than just provide materially for Kirsty and I. He has done so much more than that for people who have faith in him.

 

Sorry for the long post. Thanks for reading it.

Love, Tim and Kirsty