About this Site, its Author and Other Incidentals

If you came here from the Karssenberg website and wonder why,

it is because my Oma was a Karssenberg and they have a link to me.

 

Find out a little more about me here

 

The primary emphasis of Each New Day a Miracle is to glorfy God using the gifts He has given me. Since I am primarily a poet and photographer, you will see more poems and photographs there than anything else. Although I once functioned as an Assistant Pastor at a local Methodist Church (Pickering Standard Church) I have not had that priviledge since 2000 and so the frequency of sermons and Bible studies has decreased. This world is an incredibly lovely place and reflects the glory, majesty and perfection of its Creator, I hope that in your visit to Each New Day a Miracle, you will gain a sense of God's glory and His incredible love for each of us.

 

Each New Day A Miracle was established in 2001, to make use of the Internet as a forum for my need to do personal ministry after I was no longer able to serve in a church environment. (See first site home-page here) In October of 2003 I purchsed an Internet domain and moved Each New Day a Miracle to its permanent home at eachnewday.com. (See second site home-page here) At that time Each New Day A Miracle averaged out at around 40 unique visits per day. Currently, Each New Day A Miracle sees anywhere from 30 to 200 unique visits per day, depending on the season and current holy days. In the winter of 2012/2013 Each New Day a Miracle was redesigned to be based on CSS and templates to enable easier maintenance and a more modern appearance.

 

Programs used in the development and maintenance of Each New Day a Miracle include:

The most visited document on Each New Day A Miracle is How To Study The Bible. The Photographs section, added in 2007, continues to increase in popularity. The Poetry and Sermons sections remain relatively static, their popularity peaking around Easter and Christmas when poetry and sermons written for those seasons appear more frequently in search results. During these seasons Each New Day a Miracle might see as many as 500 visits per day. The Prose section sees very little traffic but I keep adding to it and who knows what will happen.

The banner image was taken in the fall of 2012 from a kayak while paddling in the mouth of Duffins Creek with my youngest son, Andy.

The image in the body of the Home Page was taken around 1986 at Albert College. (A larger version can be seen here) Albert College is a private school in Belleville, Ontario, slightly west of where Highway 62 crosses the Bay of Quinte into Prince Edward County. It is a magnificent structure of great stone blocks, sitting well back from Dundas Street on a large, well maintained lawn, and is characterized by a remarkable elegance. A friend of mine worked as a Science/Computer teacher at the college and she took me on frequent tours of the building and its estate.  The building is of great architectural wonder, constructed of wood and stone in the grand Victorian tradition and is quite beautiful from almost any perspective. By far the most magnificent portion of the building is the chapel where a magnificent screen serves to separate the narthex from the nave. This screen is constructed of stained glass and wood and depicts the scene from John Bunyan's wonderful allegory of the Christian life, The Pilgrim's Progress, where Christian and Hopeful are about to cross the river and enter the  Celestial City. The screen is a beautiful work of art, one of the finest stained glass works I have seen, and I was overjoyed after being given permission to photograph it. I spent many happy hours trying to achieve  a result that would do justice to the original. Ultimately, I used my Minolta X-700, 360PX flash, 100 ASA Fuji colour negative film and a 200 mm zoom lens set at f32, With my camera on bulb, I took my flash behind the screen and discharged it once behind each panel. This was done to illuminate the stained glass so that it would glow, as well as balance the light falling on the screen from several doors and windows behind it.  The image above is a scan of one of my final photographs, an enlargement of which hangs in my home. A larger, more detailed treatment of the final image (the negatives for which I have unfortunately lost) hangs in my friend's dining room.