building a better web experience
with the Word of God
A book to rekindle the lost spirit that we all once had for Christ. The first moment you were saved you were on fire, ready to tell the world about His great love, but after years of service that spirit has dwindled. Read more.
January 23, 2014
The other night while I laid in bed I was thinking about all the things that my wife has been doing over the last nine months preparing for our daughter. First, she has let her body be completely taken over to form this new life and she has had to sacrifice so many foods that she has enjoyed before everything happened. Even while all this is happening she hasn’t once stopped her normal routine of cooking, cleaning, and shopping. All those things she hasn’t batted an eye at and I envy her in the fact that she hasn’t once stopped to say I can’t do this or that because she is pregnant. Read more.
January 20, 2014
It’s interesting that now that I ma at the final days before I become a father that I feel a little more scared as I sit here waiting for my little girl to arrive. My wife is now about a full day past her due date and I’m glancing over at her every few minutes half expecting her water to break right there or for her to shout “She’s coming!” Read more.
January 18, 2014
Every so often I get inspired to rebuild or rework to start again fresh on a project. With the start of 2014 there are so many firsts about to happen, such as owning a home and having a baby that it felt like the right time to overhaul JustinHough.com into a completely new design. While I’m still working out the bugs with the new design there are a lot of areas that need to bring a fresh perspective to that haven’t been touched since 2011. Read more.
January 11, 2014
When God speaks we should be patient and listen to what He has to say to us. A few years ago during a youth summer camp they gave every camper a pamphlet that challenged them to answer three questions each day after their personal Scripture reading time. 1. What did God show me today from Scripture today? 2. What do you think He may invite me to do today? 3. What wisdom did I receive from a godly person today? Read more.
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From an early age I’ve been fascinated with books; the words, and the aged smell. My first “real” book was “Congo” by Michael Crichton, which I read in the fourth grade. While growing up I learned from an early age that if you wanted to do something you either learned it, or found someone to teach you how to do it. When it came to writing I was hooked, and it didn’t matter where I was. A family vacation, short car trips, the dining room table; no matter where or what I was doing I took along a yellow notepad to write. Like most boys I also found a knack for taking things apart, and like most boys couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to put it back together. Thus began my passion for writing, and technology.
Entering into junior high, or high school was where I learned most of the fundamentals of writing. Grammar was not one of those fundamentals. However, having a basic lack of sentence structure I still trudged on in the knee deep snows of writing. Though along the way I realized that knowing the basic skills of writing were helpful in breaking them, but it didn’t make you a good or great writer. Good and great writers were born with the passion to create what had not been seen before, or to imagine grander than the ink in their pens. By the time I entered college writing was a large part of my life. So when I enrolled in the Creative Writing program at the University California I was determined to write for a career. God had a better twist for my life, and while I had a degree in writing, I took to web design as a career path.
Working as a web designer afforded me a certain freedom to write, and to explore new ways to display the writing I crafted in quiet corners of stuffy bookstores, and aromatic coffee shops. I learned the language of the web, and started crafting beautiful, elegant sites and still remained close to the craft. Though getting frustrated at the lack of real web challenges I went back to writing as much as I could in my free time to reinvigorate my skills. Today, the culmination of that writing direction has molded this site into a personal writing corner. A place where I could write, and possibly one day be heard.
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