Time to step up to the plate

first_img The Anatomy of Fear YES, YES, YES! Mike, you could never say it better my friend, IT IS TIME TO TRUST THE LORD! What does He say, “Fear not, for I am with you!” What more reassuring words could fall upon our ears? What a wonderful God we serve! Bless you and yours Mike, Chaz InspirationBy Mike GillandI remember it well, my first year as a Little League ball player.  Up to that point in my life, I don’t think there was ANYTHING that brought more wonder to my young mind than America’s favorite pastime.  I had gone through try-outs and had been assigned to a team, ”General Tire”, the name of a local tire store which sponsored our team and provided us with some truly amazing uniforms.  I am not even sure I slept a single wink before that opening day, a Saturday.  All during the prep for the season, the coach had used me as an outfielder.  But on opening day, and due to a sudden sickness in one of my teammates, my position changed to infield, and I couldn’t have been more excited.You see, where I played didn’t really matter. I had looked forward to, even longed for, the moment that all those imaginations and daydreams were going to become reality. That moment when I stepped up to the plate as a batter.But I remember something happening that I had not expected.  A twinge of nervousness, maybe even a bit of fear, suddenly occupied my mind.  Now, I had faced many a pitcher in tryouts, in practices, but now it counted.  I had to step up to the plate and swing that bat.It has been over 50 years since that very special day, and I, along with every other person in our world, must once again step up to the plate today.  No, not home plate, and it isn’t a game that we’re playing.  It is life.  Our life.  Our life that has changed drastically, and seemingly overnight.And, much like that baseball game where I had to switch positions on opening day, we are all having to brace up for a flexibility that we could never have imagined.  These are trying times, calling for courage and patience.In times like these, my mind and heart races toward the Scriptures, and a couple of verses in Psalms… in particular, Psalms 112:6-7:For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.For every believer, this is a truly precious promise — the thought that we can step up to the plate of bad news, and have our heart held firm.  It isn’t firm because of our resolve, but because of the One who is holding our hearts steady.It is time to step up to the plate. Time to be brave and courageous.  It is time to trust the Lord. Mike Gilland is Operations Manager for The Shepherd Radio Network, a group of radio stations in Florida that features the “Christian Teach/Talk” format. Mike hosts a daily talk radio show in the 2 PM hour called “Afternoons with Mike”, talking to local pastors and newsmakers.  In Orlando, The Shepherd is heard on WIWA, AM 1270.   In addition to his broadcast experience, Mike spent 36 years in full-time ministry as a pastor and worship leader.  As a guitarist, Mike performs at concerts, restaurants, private parties, etc. He is married to Cindy, the father of four grown children and grandfather to seven grandchildren. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 28, 2020 at 9:13 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT charles towne Please enter your name here Photo by Keith Johnston on Unsplash LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply TAGSCourageInspirationMike GillandPatienceThe Shepherd Radio Network Previous articleWhy people need rituals, especially in times of uncertaintyNext articleA pandemic of opportunity? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design

first_img Canada Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/603463/through-house-dubbeldam-architecture-design Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDubbeldam Architecture + DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentWoodTorontoRefurbishmentHousesCanadaPublished on March 06, 2015Cite: “Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design” 06 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + DesignSave this projectSaveThrough House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Save this picture!© Bob GunduThe design also focuses on connecting the indoors with the outdoors. At the rear of the L-shaped house, large floor-to-ceiling glass panes on three sides blur the boundaries between inside and outside, extending the ground floor living space into the modest backyard. A continuity of materials carries through from the interior to the exterior on several planes, so that the exterior space is designed as an extension of the living space on the main floor.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe interior flooring material continues uninterrupted outside to form an outdoor patio, and the stone kitchen counter extends along the south wall through the dining room and outside morphing into the built-in BBQ. In the open corner, an overhead wood and steel trellis is designed as a transition from inside to outside, creating the feeling of an exterior ceiling and defining an intimate outdoor room. The trellis also helps to screen the south and west sun in summer, while allowing light to bathe interior spaces in winter.Save this picture!© Bob GunduAt the centre of the house, lightfrom above brightens the interior and reduces the need for artificial lighting. A floating, open-riser stair is topped with a large overhead skylight, which allows light to penetrate deep into the interior. Varying shades of translucent blue panels as the stair guard unfold from the basement to the second floor, and on the upper level large panes of translucent glass define two bathrooms, drawing a bluish light into every area connected to the central stair.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe open stair and operable skylight also create natural ventilation with a powerful stack effect, enabling the owner to live without air conditioning. An extensive green roof cools the house’s flat roofs and absorbs rainwater runoff, further reducing the house’s ecological impact. The result is a light-filled, airy home and an intimate outdoor courtyard that creates a serene retreat for a busy urban professional.Save this picture!© Bob GunduProject gallerySee allShow lessDubai’s Museum of the Future to be Partially 3-D PrintedArchitecture NewsWhy “Young Architecture” is a Detriment to the ProfessionArticles Share Contractor: Save this picture!© Bob Gundu+ 18 Share Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/603463/through-house-dubbeldam-architecture-design Clipboardcenter_img Photographs:  Bob Gundu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  1450 ft² Photographs DDF European Design CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Toronto, Canada Architects: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: EQUITONE, 3form, Artifort, Bensen, Blanco, Cabano, Catalano, Crate & Barrel, Duravit, Engineered Assemblies, Falmec, Felt Studio, Foscarini, Foster, Herman Miller, KWC, Kartell, KitchenAid, LG Electronics, Miele, +19Stone Tile, Stua, Subzero/Wolf, Woodnotes, Bigfoot Door, CB Marble, Dubbeldam Architecture & Design, Formstelle, Holbrook & Associates, Imran Steel, Just Aluminum & Glass, Kiondo, Kobi’s Cabinets, Natphil, Neptune Benson, Oriole Landscaping, Strader Technologies, Sullivan Source, VALVO-19 Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaProject Team:Heather Dubbeldam, Jason LeBlanc, Bindya Lad, Oliver Dang, Jacob JeBailey, Johanna Bollozos, Lynden Giles, Suzanna MacDonaldCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bob GunduText description provided by the architects. A busy doctor commissioned the renewal of this 128 year-old house to fulfil his desire for a modern and light-filled home with a connection to the outdoors. Situated on a narrow lot in a dense downtown neighbourhood, the renovation of this 135 s.m. residence also aimed to provide increased living space on the interior.Save this picture!© Bob GunduHowever, in order to preserve the intimate rear garden, the design challenge was to ‘expand’ the interior space without increasing the footprint of the house. This was accomplished by a rethinking of traditional programme, utilizing built-in place elements and changes in ceiling heights to define spaces rather than walls, and by creating a powerful visual connection with the small backyard to extend the living space.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe dark, cramped interior was carved out to create bright, airy spaces connected by an open plan. Materials and built-ins are designed to emphasize linearity – horizontal lines of rift cut white oak millwork, linear divisions of cabinets and display units, stacked strips of industrial felt on the fireplace, and long porcelain tiling with a linear pattern; they create the perception of expanding and stretching the space and direct the eye through the house towards the rear garden. Houses “COPY”last_img read more