"Thanks and thanks again to Him who offers to the man whom the sorrows of life have assaulted and left naked–offers to him the fig leaf of the Word with which he can cover his wretchedness." -Søren Kierkegaard

VIDEO: Big Baby News!

Posted in Day-To-Day, Time-Lapse, Travel, Videos, Videos By Me by matt on Thursday, March 28, 2013

On our holiday to Antalya, Turkey, the wife and I thought it’d be fun to announce the sex of our baby via a 40 second time-lapse in the sand! Hope ya like!

If the video isn’t loading for you, watch it on my Vimeo stream here.

VIDEO: Dinner With The Sheikh

Posted in Friends, Videos, Videos By Me by matt on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Some mutual friends introduced me to this amazing Sheikh, and I occasionally get to visit him and his family. This most recent time was especially awesome because he had a musician friend in town, so we had a jam sesh after dinner. Push play to watch a couple minutes from our time together.

A quick bit about the Sheikh: he’s a passionate guy and takes every chance he get to bring differing perspectives and faiths together to make peace. He’s had his mosque blown up, his family threatened and injured, and yet he presses on.

Please pray for this man! I’ve grown to admire and respect him.

VIDEO: “Like Landing On The Moon—Iraqi Doctors Make History In Fallujah!”

Posted in Good Causes, Portraits, Preemptive Love Coalition, Travel, Videos, Videos By Me by matt on Monday, January 14, 2013

A video documenting a first-ever heart operation for this region of Iraq.

VIDEO: “His Surgery Would Be Five Years Away”—A Father Shares His Story!

Posted in Videos, Videos By Me by matt on Friday, February 24, 2012

I had the privilege of interviewing one of the Iraqi fathers at PLC’s most recent Remedy Mission. You can read a lot more stories from the mission on the PLC blog.

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VIDEO: Dance Parties In The Rain | Bringing In The New Year, Kurdish Style

Posted in Videos, Videos By Me by matt on Sunday, January 8, 2012

Well it’s only a week late, but here’s a short video Cayla and I put together from our time wandering the streets together on New Year’s Eve.

Clustered parties lined one of our city’s main drags for the last 6 hours of 2011. I’m always surprised at how furiously Kurds will celebrate the holidays of others, and this was no exception. Their cultural new year isn’t until March, but thousands of people still partied, ate and danced the year away.

It was an excellent ending to an excellent year.

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