long time, no talk…

•9 July 2007 • 2 Comments

I haven’t been keeping up with my posts very well, ha, it is hard to stay updated through the summer. I will try to catch some of you up to speed on what has been going on lately. I have had an amazing summer since school has been out. These past 2 weeks have been filled with excitement and opportunity to grow closer to God. If you read in one of my original posts and as you can still read in my link on the right entitled, “the beginning,” you will learned that I go to a Christian camp every summer. Well “that time” rolled around a few weeks ago as I attended Senior High 2. I will testify to the fact there is no greater feeling then to commune with the Lord and at camp that opportunity is daily. The relationships I have made from my time there will be carried with me as long as I live. I love the gift of fellowship that Christ died for us to have, I am thankful. After I attended camp, as a camper, I stayed for another week as staff. My sister was there as a camper so I kept my distance but seemingly, like only camp can do, we grew closer together. My time working was amazing, there were a total of 9 people working with me as staff that were together the week before and the time spent with those people I would never change for anything. I love God and all of his blessings, I would wish it for anyone of you to enjoy the same fellowship that I was blessed with having these past weeks.

Ben Williams

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work in progress

•30 May 2007 • 2 Comments

I wanted to let everyone know that you can email me at williams_ben89[at]yahoo.com if you would like to purchase a painting.

P.S. If you are held in suspense for the upcoming release of my video, I want to let you know it is still in progress, hopefully I will post it soon.

Ben Williams

coming soon

•22 May 2007 • Leave a Comment

Hey,

I would like to fill everyone in on what to expect and what will hopefully be coming soon. This weekend I will be preparing to film a video that Lord willing I will be posting later next week. I won’t go into much detail about the video but hopefully it will turn out well. I am really excited for this because it gives everyone an opportunity to see the gift that God has given me. Pray all goes well.

Until Another Day,

Ben Williams

check it out

•20 May 2007 • Leave a Comment

Look under (My Work) at the right to see some of my paintings. Also, feel free to comment, I would love to hear your feedback.

I will keep this updated so come again.

Ben Williams

((A special thanks to Maggie for her incredible work, designing my custom header and editing my photos. Check out her blog, Magnanimity, listed in my Blogroll on the right.))

the beginning

•20 May 2007 • 1 Comment

In my life time I have been raised and encouraged to serve in the church community. I have been given a gracious family that encourages me in all positive endeavors. Serving and being given the opportunity to serve seems to be presented to me in many different ways, whether I have the heart to do so or not. This may be a struggle of self for many others, as it is for me but I find that the Love that only the Lord can give encourages and reminds me to be a servant.

An opportunity to serve has always been available at Delaware Valley’s Camp Manatawny. In 2005, I had attended the camp for five years and decided it was my time to give back and serve. I served my dad who was at that time directing the camp’s Junior High retreat. I planned for a normal weekend making my break through as the next cool counselor but it was a different beginning for me.

Prior to the retreat my youth minister, who assisted my dad, asked me to visit him. As we sat in his office discussing plans for the retreat he brought up Mike Lewis and told me of his work, painting portraits of Jesus during a worship service. I sat and thought to myself, “I can do that,” and little did I know that he would ask me if I felt comfortable enough to do that at the retreat. Quickly I said, “That I would give it a try,” unsure if I was capable. Later that week I purchased a few canvases and gave it a try.

From then on, I have been blessed to continue my work serving and worshiping God with my talents. Hopefully, with my work I have touched the lives of others by giving them another way to sit at the feet of Jesus.

Ben Williams

under construction

•18 May 2007 • 2 Comments

touch bases, eventually this will be up and running.