Set Junkie

One of the many wonderful things about my job is the fact that I get to work with several hundred very passionate, talented people. There are so many wonderful folks at In Touch, so many wonderful stories, that we decided to make it a running special feature called “The Faces of In Touch.” Gary Longenecker, our Director of Photography, was the first person to grace the pages of our magazine, and it was my honor to interview and write about him. 

“Ah ha!”

Gary Longenecker stands triumphantly in the doorway, a battered rake in his hands and a mischievous glint in his blue eyes. Everything had been set—the subject in place, video and audio crews ready to record—but Longenecker hesitated. To him, there was something wrong with the look of the scene.

When you’re working on location, anything and everything can happen. Sunlight that shone perfectly through a window one minute can spoil a shot the next. That’s where creativity comes in—something Longenecker, In Touch Ministries’ Director of Photography, has in ample supply. He straps the rake to a hodgepodge of grip equipment, adjusts the angle, and the light filters through it, creating a pleasing shadow on what had previously been a blank wall.

And with that, it’s time to roll camera.


If you’d like to read the rest of the article, pop on over to In Touch Ministries’ website. And don’t forget to leave a comment!

Return on Investment

My piece in the November issue of In Touch Magazine is a profile piece I’ve been eagerly anticipating sharing with our readers. Ralph Doudera’s story was fascinating to me the first time I heard it, and I knew I had to write it down. To me, it is a great example of true thankfulness, and I’m humbled it was included in this month’s issue.

Remember, a subscription to our magazine is free and can be gotten if you visit our online store and give us some basic information. Also, you can read the article when it’s posted on line here on November 1. God never stops amazing me with His goodness and willingness to protect us from everything that means to do us harm….including ourselves.

This is what the spread looks like. Please pardon my poor image stitching. 🙂





Setting the Table

I was honored to share Kristina Haury’s story in the September issue of In Touch Magazine. She is an amazing lady with a ton of personality and an amazing story of grace and provision. Working with her to complete this piece reminded me time and time again that God is sufficient to meet all our needs and that His timing is perfect. I hope you enjoy this piece because I sure had a blast putting it all together.

Also, please consider subscribing to In Touch Magazine. It is and has always been free!