Carpenter's Gallery

The Biggest Most Horrific Mess Ever

Yesterday my wife was at a friend’s house and containers with two gallons of milk fell on the floor.  Oh what a mess!  They were able to quickly clean it up.  But there are some messes that are worse than that.  There are some messes that we cannot clean up ourselves. A large portion of…

Redundancy

I recently had a complex mold built.  The part shape is such that if the mold opens in the wrong  sequence, it will ruin the steel blocks that shape the part within the mold.  It would be very costly.  There is a plate that must move in order to drive the slides out to release…

What is Carpenter’s Gallery?

Carpenter’s Gallery is all about putting the work of the great Master Carpenter, Jesus, on display.  Look around you.  There is incredible beauty and design in everything throughout nature.  Leaves and insects and birds don’t just happen; they are designed.  People are designed too, Jesus, who is God, is the great designer and the maker…

When the Music Stops

Earlier this year I went to an estate sale.  Someone had passed away and their heirs were selling off the remaining possessions.  It was a lovely home, but nothing that unusual until you went into the back rooms.  Then it became quite obvious that the person who had lived here was obsessed with music.  There…

The Primary Issue

As an engineer, I deal with problems every day.  It can be very tempting to try solutions that seem to contribute to solving the problem, but which don’t get at the root cause.  There is usually one key thing, a primary issue, which is causing the problem.  When you find that one thing, you have…

God is a Weight Lifter

“He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth…”  Ps 135:7a The density of water is .03625 LBS per cubic inch.   Doesn’t seem like much, but multiply that times the 43,560 square feet in an acre and the weight of water covering an acre an inch deep becomes 227,383 LBS.  Now…

Jacob

There are few people in our lives that are truly extraordinary; who touch our lives in significant ways; who are truly great friends.  God blesses us by bringing these people into our lives.  My son in law, Jacob, was one of these extraordinary people.  It is with tears that I write this because at a…

God’s Air Show

We recently went to an air show.  We marveled at the maneuvers the brave pilots put their airplanes through.  We enjoyed watching them do loops, rolls, spins and all sorts of other stunts.  It takes a special sort of person to be able to handle the dizzying ride and still keep control of the airplane.…

March of the Flowers

We have a rather large garden full of flowers at our house.  Spring time is my favorite time of year.  Everything is waking up from winter and coming back to life.  It makes me happy to see  the familiar flowers that I love.  First come the tulips, then dandelions (which are such a happy sight),…