Posted by: stevenpalomino | February 13, 2010

Full Sail Month #02 (3D Foundations)

I thought I’d start documenting my time at Full Sail so maybe others can benefit from any information in answer to questions they might have about the Full Sail Online Computer Animation Degree. If you have any questions feel free to email me at or just comment on here!

Month 1 for me was English Composition or English Comp as they call it. This was pretty basic and boring so I won’t go into much detail. But the way Full Sail is set up, they will give you some videos to watch, documents, and slideshows to see/read and then give you a couple basic quizzes on them. They also have the occasional discussion post that you are required to post in. The online course is perfect if you have other things to do (like a job to go to or a family to take care of.. or a social life). English Comp was a basic class but the teacher made it not so boring so it was a great experience for me.

Now on to a better class (which I’m currently in): 3D Foundations. This is exactly what it sounds like it would be: an introduction to the 3D pipeline and basics to get you started using Maya and Photoshop. Right away we were given a list of about 30 scenes to choose from to animate. I chose “pulling a door when it’s supposed to be pushed”. The first week we are given several videos about how to use Maya and a project on creating a storyboard for the animation you chose. it’s a 3-6 panel preview of what your animation is going to be like. Much like what you see in the Pixar “Making of”-type videos where they have a whole bunch of drawings on a wall and some guy is explaining the story through them. This is what they call your “contract” with them of what your end-result will look like. Keep this in mind, everything you draw in your panel you will have to create!

Pixar Storyboard pitch

The second week they give you 3 other projects: making a prop, making a character, and texturing your character’s head (UVs). I had prior knowledge to using Maya and Photoshop so these wern’t TOO hard for me although they were still challenging. They give you a poly requirement of around 300 polys for the prop and 500-700 I believe for the character. They also have a live Wimba session every thursday for two hours as a Q&A time or problem-solving time. You can send your files to the teacher and he’ll open them up and explain things to you right there. If you aren’t familiar with Wimba it’s like screenshare on crack! You see the teachers screen, you can hear people talk AND you have a chat. This is a great help if you’re just stuck on something and can’t figure it out. You can send your file to the teacher and he’ll open it right there and show you what’s wrong with your scene. It’s great.

The third and fourth week they give you setup/rigging, animation (week 3), scene finalization (shading, lighting, rendering), and “make your movie” which I’m guessing is putting it all together in Final Cut Pro.

You are pretty much expected to suck at modeling and every other aspect of 3D. Most people can get discouraged because of the complexity of the software. I have to say from personal experience, Maya is one of the most complex 3D programs I’ve used. I’ve messed around in Maxon’s Cinema 4D (which I’ve found to be one of the easiest), Luxology’s Modo (another easy great 3D app), Newtek’s Lightwave (Oldie but a goodie), and of course now Autodesk’s Maya (Industry standard and reliable problem solver). The biggest piece of advice I can give is to stay with it. Watch the videos over and over again. The teachers suggest that you follow along in Maya while they do it which is exactly what I did and it helped me a lot. If you can, do it again later, but try to use the video as little as possible. I’ve also heard it helps a LOT to just spend some time messing around in the programs. Push buttons, mess around!

I’ll end by saying that all the software and hardware you get with the program is AWESOME! Industry standards!
With the Computer Animation degree you get the following:

  • 15″ Apple MacBook Pro with SuperDrive and built-in iSight camera
  • An Applecare Extended Warranty
  • MobileMe account
  • Final Cut Studio
  • Adobe Master Suite CS4
  • Telestream Screenflow
  • Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite
  • Foundry Nuke
  • Pixologic Zbrush 3
  • Microsoft Office Mac 2008
  • Wacom Intuos4 5×8 tablet (Medium)
  • Canon LIDE 100 flatbed scanner

And just in case you were wondering they give you all the latest software. And in case you were also wondering the Macbook Pro specs here they are:

Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB Memory
500GB hard drive1
SD card slot
Built-in 7-hour battery2
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB
Posted by: stevenpalomino | July 11, 2009

I Killed a Mouse. Where’s the Coffee?!

I just want to start by saying that for some reason the store name “Family Dollar” makes me think of this old crinkled dollar at the bottom of little jimmy’s pocket. Not only crinkled, but for some reason it’s covered with slime and sweat. It’s almost like a community shower. Family dollar. ew.. anyway..

Last night was one of the scarriest nights I’ve ever been through. Since I live in a little shack in someone’s back yard that looks like a trailer on stilts, the house seems to attract mice. I guess there’s just something about a small elevated shack that a sane mouse can’t resist. Anywho, I put out three mouse traps about two days ago and my wife and I were about to go to sleep when I hear one of the traps go off in the bathroom. Since it’s not somethign we’re used to hearing while we’re at the house we both froze.
“Go check it!” My wife whispered. Why she whispered I have no idea. Maybe she thought the mouse would hear we were going to check and decide to get uncaught.
“You go check!” I whispered back. I couldn’t help but think that if the mouse had been caught I should probably give it a few minutes to die completely. I didn’t know they were supposed to be dead already.
I slowly opened the door and leaned in far enough to see where the trap was behind the toilet. To my surprise, the mouse was caught and staring back at me. It had it’s front leg/hand/nasty claw stuck in the mousetrap.
“It’s still alive!” I said leaning back into the bedroom where my wife was sitting up wrapped in the covers as if the mouse would take flight and decide it wasn’t going down alone.
“Chop off it’s head!” She said with big scary eyes.
“With what?” I asked. “There’s nothing here (bathroom) to do that!”
“Get the broom and chop it’s head off with the end!” She suggested.
“What?!” I said kind of confused. But nonetheless I went and got the broom. “I’ll just get the broom, sweep it into a bag and beat it until it’s dead.”
“Good idea!” She agreed.
I went and got the broom and was having a hard time sweeping it my way since It was behind the toilet. I didn’t want to sweet too hard either lest the mouse should get unstuck and decide to gnaw my big toe off. So, I was gently trying to sweep this mouse into a doubled walmart bag when all of a sudden it got loose. The only thing my wife heard was “Ah!” *Whack Whack*. THAT what the scariest moment of my life. The mouse was loose and everything was in slow motion. I knew that if I didn’t kill it we would suffer more days trying to catch that little rodent. Plus, it might even gnaw my big toe off. I hit that mouse harder than I’ve hit anything in my life. In retrospect, I kind of feel sorry for the little guy, but at least it was a quick death. I finally swept up that little booger, put him in a bag, and thew him outside until I could take the trash out in the morning. After that I slept pretty peacefully knowing we didn’t have a mouse problem anymore. It’s good feeling knowing the mouse that bothered you is dead on your porch. It’s one of those things that puts a little pep in your step.

However, there is something that can bring me down quicker than anything I know: To get up early and see an empty coffee pot when I get to work. So here I am, 4 PM and I’m drinking the coffee I couldn’t drink 7 hours earlier. I feel like I’m just starting my day but the sun is going down. Well, at least I killed a mouse.

mToday’s Word: 鼠(ねずみ)- (Nezumi,Mouse)
Sentence: 鼠は怖いです (nezumi wa kowai desu, The mouse is scary)

Posted by: stevenpalomino | July 5, 2009

Fish Must Pee Lemon Juice.

I just got back from going to a local water park/giant puddle with my Church and boy was it interesting. It started with my trusty friend Sun Block and ended with my not so trusty friend Spicy Eyes.

Five of us piled up into three layers and went down the slide with only a puny little mat to separate us all. So not only am I sore all over, but I’m full of scratches and bruises. The lifeguards would laugh at us when we would get kicked in the face going down the slide or get the people’s elbow to the spleen. The Paddle Boats would give my feet blisters because I didn’t have those manly water shoes. To top it all off, I’m pretty sure that my friend Sun Block did not work at all. So, like I said before, I ended up sun burnt, blistered, sore, and with an incredibly annoying case of Spicy/Hazy Eyes. I was, however, encouraged by an unbelievably ancient woman trying to go down the fast slide. That grandma really did do it. I just kept thinking, “This is really happening“. I was relieved and encouraged to see she made it out alright. I was also cheered up by seeing a real-life mullet. There’s just not much that can top a mullet. There’s just something glorious about a mullet that not many things can equal in splendor.

If I was ever convinced of anything it is this: Fish must pee lemon juice because spicy eyes are just not natural.


Today’s word: みず or 水 – Mizu (Water).
Sentence: 目に悪がついています (The evil water is in my eyes.)

Posted by: stevenpalomino | July 4, 2009

Beans, They’re Good For The Heart.

I would say this morning was an average morning. Not many things change for me in the morning. I wake up, make some coffee, and get on the computer. Now, after about two cups of coffee things start to get interesting. I notice I get a bit shaky and I feel like I’m vibrating. I’ve decided drinking coffee is probably not that great for you unless you’ve had something to eat. I’ve also noticed it hinders my stick figure drawing skills. They look a bit shaky and more like twigs. So, for the sake of the stick figures, Coffee without food will be a no-no.

I’m going to start doing Japanese words with all my posts (And yes it’s the same as my Twitter one at ). So here is the first one:

Today’s word: コーヒー, koohii (Coffee)。
Sentence: 私のコーヒーを飲まないでください。watashi no koohii o nomanaide kudasai (Please don’t drink my coffee)。


Posted by: stevenpalomino | June 30, 2009

Why Japan?

Many of you know that I’ve started to learn Japanese. With this new decision has come the same question in many forms: “Why Japanese?”, to which I always responded, “Why not?”. I’ve decided to elaborate more on this decision and maybe inspire someone else.

It all started a few weeks ago with a movie called, “The Last Samurai”. Although this is a great movie, it wasn’t that I wanted to learn how to sword fight or wear a long dress or put my hair (..ha..) up in a bun. I grew up in Asuncion, Paraguay with Japanese, Chinese, and Korean friends. My school was almost 2/3 Asian. I always had the desire growing up to learn how to speak one of those languages and move to a different country. I’m not sure what the Lord has planned for me but I do know that I feel a special burden for the country of Japan. I recently learned that only 1% of Japanese people are Christian. There are about 127 million people living in Japan. That means only around 1.2 million are Christian. This is still a large amount of people. In fact, I’m not even sure I can count to 1 million without going insane. But when you think of the 1% side of this whole equation, it changes things a bit.
To top it all off abortion and suicide numbers are sky high! Depression rules the Japanese. I think we get too busy trying to fix our own churches that we forget that there is still a world outside the church walls. That they need Jesus just as much as we do. Who is going to answer the call of millions of people longing for something more? Who will be sent? I’m not saying everyone is called to it because that would be untrue. The Lord raises up some people for local teaching and some for international evangelism. Let us pray though, that God will raise up people to shine His light in these dark places. I’m praying and hoping I will be one of those sent, but I’m not going to move until I hear Him say so.

Pray for messengers as well as those who send them off and pray for them. That the Word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.We must remember that the Lord desires all to be saved and to come to the knowledge of God.


Posted by: stevenpalomino | June 30, 2009

My Top 10 Best “Bolt” Scenes

I just got done watching Bolt and I absolutely love this movie. I’ve decided to rank my top 10 scenes.

Number 10: “Aliens!”


Number 9: “Why you!”

Why You!

Number 8: “Is it a long message?”


Number 7: Rhino with chocolate bar in cheek.


Number 6: “Spicy Eyes!”

Spicey Eyes!

Number 5: Rhino steals a place mat and a fry.

Steals a Fry

Number 4: “Stealth mode!”


Number 3: “I’ll go get my ball!”

I'll Get My Ball

Number 2: Rhino salutes the man in the car next to him (who he also stole the fry from).


And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for!

Number 1:
Bolt: Easy won’t be part of the equation.
Rhino: Promise?


I think Disney’s coming out with some pretty good animations these days. Most every animation they’ve made I’ve come to like so far. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

Posted by: stevenpalomino | March 24, 2008

Seated in the Heavenlies

Some things don’t make sense to me while reading the Bible. Some phrases are pregnant with invitation. If we give time and patience to these phrases along with endurance they give birth to revelation and we step into the life of a higher calling. For example, the unsaved people in the New Testament would hear about believing in Jesus in order to have eternal life; This was the greatest invitations pregnant with many other benefits. Because of these pregnant ideas we’re invited to explore more. There is danger in exploring these, but there is even more danger in NOT exploring them.

I’ve come to discover for myself one of the greatest invitations in the Bible. Access to the Father. What does this mean though? First of all I want to start in John 3:13.

“No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is the Son of Man who is in heaven.” -Jesus

Did you catch that? “..who is in heaven.”!?! Jesus was saying that while He was on earth He was also in heaven! Jesus was 100% God but He was also 100% man! Jesus came down and took on the frailty and flesh of man but could still see into heaven and be in heaven here on earth! It says so in the word! Let’s develop this idea that’s SO pregnant with invitation!

Here’s a well-known verse that might have a different meaning to you after today:

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loves us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” [Ephesians 2:4-6]

When Christ died we were put to death (spiritually) and raised up along with Him and were seated with Him in the Heavenly places! But obviously we’re still here on Earth physically. Do you know that we have two parts to who we are though? Flesh and mind. Body and soul. Physical and spiritual. Don’t believe me? It’s everywhere in scripture! Here’s a few verses: Romans 7:21-25, 1 Corinthians 2:10-12, Ephesians 4:24, Ephesians 4:4. These are all about the different parts we have: Spirit and flesh. We hear all over the New Testament how people were “in the spirit” and were taken somewhere or something happened. John had this happen several times and he made it seem VERY normal! Check this out!

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day..” [Rev. 1:10]

And again..

“Immediately I was in the Spirit..” [Rev. 4:2]

And not only to John but Philip!

“..the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more..” [Acts 8:39]

Beloved, there is a dimension in we are not living! We’ve been setting our eyes on the things of the earth instead of living in the realm in which we will be for eternity! Paul says it the best in his letter to the Colossians:

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” [Colossians 3:1-3]

Beloved, I don’t know about you, but I refuse to believe that the people 2000 years ago had MORE access to God and that God doesn’t desire to reveal and let us experience the same things that they did. I think Paul makes it pretty clear that we ALL have this privilege in his letter to the Ephesians:

“For through Him (Jesus) we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” [Ephesians 2:18]

And likewise..

“But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” [1 Corinthians 6:17]

Do we really want to believe that God only wanted to encounter people in the Bible and not us today? No! It says our lives are HIDDEN in Christ for a reason. With God, things aren’t hidden so that we can’t find them, things are hidden so that we will search them out! When we were saved we received access to the Father not only in prayer, but we became citizens in heaven! God wants to open our eyes to the spiritual realm and reveal things to us that we could never imagine possible!

“And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness, But if the Spirit of Him who raise Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” [Romans 8:10-11]

Beloved, This is one of the greatest invitations in history! We are called into a life in the realm of the spirit! This world is only a reflection of the REAL world- Heaven! Beloved, Chase the presence of God. Chase DEEP intimacy with the Father. We were created for the purpose of intimacy! Do you really want to keep believing that the one who created you and sent His son for you doesn’t want to be WITH you and show you the marvelous things He has for you?

“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to a innumerable company of angels.” [Hebrews 12:22]

If we really believe and apply the famous verse of “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8), is it really hard to believe that God wants to do the same things today that He did in the older days. Not only do I believe that He’ll do the same things, but GREATER things! We not only have God’s desire to show us Himself, but the Holy Spirit partnering with us to search the depths of God and take us into depths and heights we never knew imaginable!

Posted by: stevenpalomino | March 24, 2008

I had you at “Hello”

Imagine falling in love with the perfect person.
The butterflies.
The atmosphere.
The little things they do that make you smile inside and bring about an unusual but warming feeling inside.
The air is thick with love and amusement as you figure out they are all you’ve ever wanted and couldn’t imagine not being with them.
Imagine how their eyes pierce straight to your heart.
How can one look steal away your heart so easily?

This is exactly how God feels about us!

“You have ravished My heart
With one look of your eyes” (Song of Solomon 4:9)

“Your lips.. drip as the honeycomb;
Honey and milk are under your tongue;
And the fragrance of your garments
Is like the fragrance of Lebanon” (Song of Solomon 4:11)

Only one look and we steal away the heart of God! We completely ravish His heart! There is nothing He wouldn’t do for us. He clearly went to the extreme of sending His son! But check this out.. Everything we say is like honey to God when we speak to Him. Even our presence melts Him! Just being before Him and just sitting and enjoying who He is completely captures His heart.

A lot of the time we’re distracted by the things we feel like we have to do to gain God’s favor when God would clearly favor us more if we just sat and enjoyed Him! We can never do anything to earn His favor! Our righteousness is nothing but filthy rags before Him! But our filthy and broken hearts and desperate prayers are the sweetest scent to Him!

We have no problem giving away our money to the church. Ten percent is nothing. But why is ten percent of our time harder to give? Would we rather pay God than know God? Would we rather add to God’s treasury than store up the treasure of His heart inside us?
Beloved, this is a serious truth we are faced with these days. Very serious. How do we expect to enjoy God for eternity if it’s such a chore for us here on earth?

“Oh, but Steven we’ll have eternity to know God”
Great. I’m sure if we applied that mentality to everything we would have GREAT relationships.

“Sorry dear. Let’s just do this whole date thing later. Here, take $100”

Beloved, God doesn’t need our money! It’s the heart He is after! God values ten percent of our time MUCH more than 90 percent of our money! What we are saying is that now that Jesus died we can pay the church, read the occasional verse here and there throughout the day and then we’re set!

Beloved, if we want to reach the lost and inspire a revival and a life of extravagant worship we need to live what we preach! We know all the right things to do but we don’t do them! God is searching for those to give His heart to. And no, ten minutes a day wont get you the very heart of God. It takes hours everyday. No wonder David said,

“Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your hear;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!”

When is the last time we really waited in His presence to know His heart? God is completely melted by our presence. Would you still turn Him down knowing that every second of every day He is breaking and exploding with desire to know you more and for you to know Him more? God’s heart is a rushing river of pleasure and it runs and pumps for us to know the intimate and deep things of who He is!
Beloved, Take time to be ravished by God’s heart as He is eternally and continually ravished by yours.

Posted by: stevenpalomino | March 24, 2008

A Higher Calling

What is the point of life? This is one of the most complex questions and also probably one with the most answers. Personally, I believe that we were put here to glorify God. Is that it though? Well, of course not. God deserves all the glory and praise. Is the point of Christianity really to just gain more people and see who can get a bigger crowd? I doubt it. Is the end of the road salvation and intimacy? I don’t think so! We’re called to be someone bigger than ourselves, if not than we wouldn’t have to “die to ourselves”. They calling it “being like Christ” for a reason. We’re supposed to be LIKE Christ. Not just in how He acts towards people but who He is. Paul says over and over that he never relies on his smart words or his preaching but the power that God shows through him (1 Thess. 1:5).

We have a power available to us that hardly anyone knows about. The Christian body has ignored this power. But WHY has always been my question. Is it because we don’t think we can do those things anymore? Jesus told us Himself that we would do GREATER things than He did. So what are we waiting for?

-Ephesians 1:19-20 NLT
[I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.]

and in the NKJV

[..and what is the exceeding greatness of His power towards us who believe according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.]

Basically, God wants us to know the incredible or “exceeding” greatness of His power for us who believe in Him. He wants all of us to be healing the sick and doing signs and wonders and miracles. Of course we might not get the success rate that Jesus had during His ministry but it’s better to heal 5/10 rather than 0/10.

Our churches are slowly running downwards. We’ve lost the need for intimacy and replaced it with the knowledge of the bible. We keep teaching salvation. I believe if Jesus was still here He’d tell us to grow up! We’re telling other’s about the STORY of Jesus but what happens when we get asked about how to get CLOSER to God. What if someone wants to be BEST FRIENDS with God and wants to talk to Him constantly and have the communion of the Holy Spirit constantly? Is that something we just turn on and off when we feel like it? No! If we’re really in communion with God and with His Holy Spirit than He should be talking to us more than we’re talking to Him. If we’re really “best friends” with God and if Jesus really is our “home dog” than we need to realize that He IS talking to us constantly. He’s wanting to lead us, give us guidance, give us truth, and words of comfort. He’s not just there when we’re going through a hard time or praying for someone else. Power comes through intimacy and intimacy comes through spending time with God and really just getting to know God’s heart. Talking to Him constantly and on every occasion.

God is looking for whole-hearted lovers. People who He can bless and keep blessing to higher levels. People He can raise up and lead nations not only in word but in power. To show the people that we don’t serve a God of stories and history, but of glory and power.

God wants to take us all into deeper levels of intimacy. To show us His heart. To speak to us face to face and plainly like friends do and like He did to moses. God didn’t just put us here to have a “long distance relationship” with us. His goal is to restore “the garden of Eden relationship”. To be with us and talk to us. God didn’t just create the world like that so that He could LATER talk to us from “a distance”. Eden is STILL God’s desire. God wants us. God wants all of us. He wants to be INTIMATE with us and He wants us to know Him.

I don’t think anything depicts how much God wants us than this Song of Solomon verse:

Draw me away!
We will run after you.
The king has brought me into his chambers.
We will be glad and rejoice in you.
We will remember your love more than wine.
Rightly do they love you.
[Song of Solomon 1:4]

Our desire should always be for God to draw us away and take us to His chambers. This is an analogy of a bride and her bridegroom going into the intimate place of a chamber where intimate things happen. I believe it means something so much deeper. Just like God creates things that are metaphorical, I believe this is one of them. God created sex to reflect the intimacy with have with Him that no one else knows of. Just like being intimate with your wife/husband. God wants us to go into the chamber of intimacy so He can grow our hearts and expand our knowledge of Him. No one can take our place and nothing will ever mean more to us when we realize the bliss of this chamber.

Posted by: stevenpalomino | March 24, 2008

Stir Thyself

“And there is no one who calls on Your name,
Who stirs himself up to take hold of You;
For You have hidden Your face from us,
And have consumed us because of our iniquities. ” Is. 64:7 (NKJV)

At first glance, it would appear Isaiah is saying that there is no one who stirs themselves up BECAUSE God has hidden His face. The complete opposite is true! God has hidden His face BECAUSE there is no one who stirs themselves or calls on the name of God. Isaiah is saying that he knows no one is calling on the name of the Lord because God is hiding His face and letting the sins of the people consume them! Replace the word “For” with “Therefore” and it makes much more sense in our modern thinking! What is the secret then in seeing the face of God?
Stir yourself up and take hold of God! As a result, God will show us His face and not let us be overcome by our sins or iniquities.
“How can we stir ourselves up?” You may ask, “and what in the world does stir mean?” GREAT question! haha! And what better way to understand than to look at the original Hebrew language!

uwr [H5782] – To awaken, arise, be alert, watchful (IN OPPOSITION TO BOTH SLEEP AND IDLENESS)

Now, in light of this definition how does it change the passage above? Now we get the idea that God wants us to awaken ourselves. He wants us to be OPPOSED to SLEEP AND IDLENESS! Our relationship with God is both alive and active! God wants to talk to us and act through us all the time! God wants us to stay active and aware at all times! How can we do this though with activities and distractions all around us? I believe Ephesians 5:18-21
“.. but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.”
This verse pretty much deals with our whole day! Singing songs in our hearts when we’re alone.. and when we’re with friends.. we sing to each other.. we can also give thanks for everything and we submit to each other and not hold ourselves higher than we are! We submit to each other so that we don’t cultivate a spirit of pride within ourselves!

In conclusion, we see the following: We must continue to ACTIVELY pursue God and continue to live in Him throughout our day and not just on Sundays or during church! Stir your Spirits constantly that He might be able to speak to us. Keep an listening ear and an open heart and we will begin to see the Lord working in great ways!

Questions and comments welcome:)