One Ugly Photo

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Last Wednesday I fell asleep around 9pm.
This is very unusual for me. I like to stay awake till midnight. It’s just a thing I have.

Anyway. At 3am I was wide awake and couldn’t get back to sleep.

I started to look at photos on Instagram and saw one that I didn’t like.

So I wanted to get rid of that person in order to clean up my news feed. Just before I clicked “unfollow” I read the word.

Siem Reap

I stopped. Siem Reap is the city in Cambodia we will move to next summer.
So I clicked on the link that said


This guy is the pastor of a church in Bangkok that has just recently started to do work in Siem Reap. I contacted the guy via email and said I wanted some more information. He wrote back around 4am and said that we met at ICF Zurich in 2000. He was a youth pastor and followed what we did in Zurich. Since 2007 he lives in Bangkok and started a church that does outreaches in Siem Reap. Mails went back and forth and around 5pm we where friends.
What started as an unattractive photo (this is just my opinion) ended up being a divine encounter.
Now I’m even more pumped to go to Siem Reap and start a new church.

I love it when things like this happen

And don’t tell me social media is not important!
I think God has so much fun with us. He must be laughing so hard, every time we try to be wise.
Thank you God for social media.

Take Better Pictures With Your iPhone

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Are you taking pics? Do you think you could do it better?
The camera is NOT the most important thing if it comes to take a great shot!
Here is how you can do it with the iPhone 4.
Do you want to know how you can take better pictures? Do you want to help other take better photos?

It’s all about the eye

You can help people develop their “eye” more with just a few tips. Continue reading Take Better Pictures With Your iPhone

How To Create Photo Art With An iPhone

I love to take photos with my iPhone 4. Many people have asked me how I edit my pics.
If you follow these instructions, you too will create art with your iPhone.

It takes two skills for a great shot.

A photographic eye and the right editing tools. 

5 Steps to a great photo

Step 1: Look for a shot with potential. This is something hard to explain, but look for structure and contrast. For example: when I see clouds like this, I know this will turn out great. I notice the wet ground and a eye catching plain in front of a far away background.


Step 2: I take all my pics in the Camera+ App. Use it and you will see why. I often take multiple shots of the same thing. this gives me later the ability to select the best one. Continue reading How To Create Photo Art With An iPhone

Instagram Rocks

Today is my ONE YEAR INSRAGRAM birthday.

The fascination of photography started when I took my first photography class in middle school. At that win pokies time it was all about the darkroom. Ever since I was taking pictures.

With the new technology of the mobile phone cams I started taking pics like crazy. The quality and apps of the iPhone 4 has opened a whole new dimension for me.

I joined Instagram a year ago and it’s become one of my favorite apps.

I uploaded 900 photos. Here are my most liked.

All my Instagram Photos. Continue reading Instagram Rocks

What Is Instagram?

I like the iPhone app Instagram. It’s a simple photo-taking and photo-sharing app.
You can get it for free from Apple’s App Store.

What’s it for?

1. Instagram is for taking pictures, adding filters to make them look creative.

2. Instagram is for sharing them with sites like Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Foursquare, and Facebook.

3. Instagram is a social network of other people’s photos. You can “like” or comment on the photos, and see what’s new.

It’s easy and doesn’t take much time or effort.
This is one of the reasons it has become so popular so quickly.

Here are some of my Instagram pics. Just click on one you like and you will see it larger.

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Follow me on Instagram if you have an iPhone and love to take pictures.

What Is Screenstagram?

It’s a Mac screen saver. Screenstagram displays photos from Instagram. It can show you your friends’ photos or photos from the Instagram popular feed, which contains highly rated photos from across the Instagram community.

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A Trip To Cambodia

Tuk Tuk Family

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This summer my family and I took on the adventure to go to Cambodia – A trip back to the roots of my wife (Sophal Strupler).

We spent 16 days watching, learning, traveling, enjoying this beautiful country. Here is my recap of this unforgettable trip!

The Borderline

I could not hold my tears back as I was walking just a few feet behind Continue reading A Trip To Cambodia