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April 26, 2013

CHAPTERS 5&6 OF JESUS + NOTHING = EVERYTHING BY TULLIAN TCHIVIDJIAN

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Some of my favorite quotes from today’s reading:

In Desiring God, John Piper writes, “I know of no other way to triumph over sin long-term than . . . to gain a distaste for it because of a superior satisfaction in God.”

Francis Schaeffer’s words: “If Christ is not Lord of all, he’s not Lord at all.”

I was realizing that only the gospel can free us from the enslaving pressure to defend ourselves. That’s real freedom—God-sized freedom!

You and I will never know Christ to be a great Savior unless we first understand ourselves to be great sinners.

 

April 24, 2013

Dependence & Discipline

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“Just as it’s impossible for an airplane to fly with one wing, so it is impossible for us to successfully pursue holiness with only dependence on God or discipline. We absolutely must have both.” Jerry Bridges from Holiness Day By Day

April 20, 2013

Chapters 3&4 of Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian

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Some of my favorite quotes from today’s reading:

“Where exactly am I experiencing agitation, impatience, unease, anxiety? Why is it there? What’s that really all about? Identify where your restlessness is rooted—because that’s where a confrontation with the gospel is needed.”

“Maybe you recall how this “addition” concept is brought out in C. S. Lewis’s famous work The Screwtape Letters.”

“Martin Luther once said, “Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God”—your functional savior.”

“your pain right now could be God prying open your life and heart in order to remove a gift of his that you’ve been holding onto more dearly than him.”

Paul Tripp: “How is your present disappointment, discouragement, or grief a window on what has actually captured your heart?”

“The Bible makes it clear that the gospel’s premier enemy is the one we often call “legalism.”

“we find it harder to see that it’s just as wrong to worship morality, like everybody in the church seems to be doing.”

“most of us convince ourselves that we’re actually honoring Jesus with our rules and regulations,”

“a lot of preaching these days has been unwittingly, unconsciously seduced by moralism.”

“there is one primary enemy of the gospel—legalism”

“Progress in obedience happens only when our hearts realize that God’s love for us does not depend on our progress in obedience.”

“When we open our eyes, we’ll see the Bible’s confirmation that we’re a lot worse off than we think we are—much more self-centered, arrogant, and greedy than we would ever admit to ourselves, let alone to other people.”

“How to Become a Legalist,” adapted from a sermon preached there by Mark Driscoll. Here’s the procedure: 1) Make rules outside the Bible. 2) Push yourself to try and keep your rules. 3) Castigate yourself when you don’t keep your rules. 4) Become proud when you do keep your rules. 5) Appoint yourself as judge over other people. 6) Get angry with people who break your rules or have different rules. 7) “Beat” the losers.

“People I’ve met who are turned off to Christianity will most often say it’s because of the self-righteousness of professing Christians.”

April 19, 2013

Let us not put the gospel on the “shelf” of our lives

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let us not put the gospel on the “shelf” of our lives.  Let us review it daily, and in the joy that it brings, pursue these disciplines.- Bridges, Jerry; The Disciplined of Grace

via God’s Love | Notable Quotables.

April 15, 2013

Resume

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Danny Wahlquist

 

11201 Wimberly Drive                                                                                                                               804.690.8580

Richmond, VA 23238                                                                                                          dannywahlquist@gmail.com

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

A Senior Software Developer with over 30 years of expertise in product development & support. Established track record for learning new technologies quickly & providing innovative solutions. An excellent listener who can translate customer requirements into technical solutions. Championed organizational efficiency improvements by utilizing agile software development techniques across multifunctional teams. Innovative & enthusiastic team player with a strong commitment to quality improvement. Strong project manager with a collaborative leadership style which fosters career development through mentoring & coaching.

  • Technology Expertise: AJAX, Apache, ASP, C, client-server technology, CMM, configuration management, CSS, databases, Docbook, DSSSL, expert systems, HTML, HTTP, internationalization, ISO 9001, Java, JavaScript, JDBC, JVM, Linux, .NET, networks, OLAP, Perl, PKI, Python, QA, Real-time, RSS, SDLC, security, servlets, SharePoint, software engineering, SQL, SSL, TCP/IP, Tomcat, Unicode, visualization, XML & XSLT.
  • Tool Expertise: Eclipse, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel including pivot tables, PowerPoint, Access, TFS, Visio & Visual Studio.

Software Development

  • Over 30 years experience in all areas of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

Project Management

  • Demonstrated successful project management experience on projects of varying size and duration.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to handle multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Experience working across multiple departments as well as the ability to interface effectively across all levels within the organization as well as external clients and vendors.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational skills with an ability to communicate ideas (verbal and written) to others at appropriate levels, in a clear concise manner.
  • Strong analytical ability used to solve architecture issues & design systems.
  • Demonstrated problem management skills and the ability to identify issues and proactively determine ways to resolve them.

Leadership

  • Ability to promote cooperation among peers, subordinates, superiors & other teams toward achieving team & corporate goals.
  • Ability to mentor others in skills that they need to develop & to advance in their career path.
  • Ability to review technical designs & development work to ensure quality & consistency.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Application Developer for Dell Services serving Owens & Minor, Richmond, VA                                     2009-current

Performed all support and development for internal application built on Enterworks Enable, ePIM and eBIS platforms (including CSS, HTML, Java, Javascript, SharePoint, XML, XSL and technical and field support).

  • Ensured the application met customer needs by meeting with the customer regularly to match technical capabilities with customer needs.
  • Implemented enhancements in CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, XML & XSL to provide better solutions to customer needs.
  • Worked with Enterworks on & offshore to solve customer needs & get bugs fixed on Java & .NET ASP servers.
  • Developed SharePoint Support site to collect technical documentation for development & administration, & manage development, upgrades & enhancements.
  • Designed & implemented Python scripts for user access reporting.

Application Developer for Comsys & Perot Systems serving Owens & Minor, Richmond, VA                      2008-2009

Same as above as contractor.

Vice President, Engineering, Tridium, Inc., Richmond, VA (Acquired by Honeywell in 2006)                         1996-2008

Led all New Product Design & Development (including hardware, software, technical services, & field support) of start up through third generation product release. This product uses open standards to provide internet access & management of control systems including BACnet & LonMark. Served on Board of Directors during startup.

  • Led development of system architecture of framework for web access to distributed control system.
  • Enhanced & corrected program errors in Java to provide localization in 46 languages.
  • Used JavaScript & Java Server Pages (JSP) to provide information management solutions.
  • Used internal SQL-like language & JDBC to provide access to SQL (DB2, Oracle & SQL Server) & embedded dynamic real-time databases.
  • Used XSLT to transform common XML source documentation into HTML and PDF for content management.
  • Enhanced & maintained Perl scripts for automated build environment & tested daily builds during critical phases of development.
  • Successful track record leading 3 major & dozens of minor product releases on fast cycles with excellent quality & cut typical release cycle from 18 months to 6 months.
  • Developed a customer focused culture that prioritized customer needs over typical development activities.
  • Built outstanding department from startup by attracting talent, hiring over 30 engineers & placing them in a highly productive environment where each member of the team had ownership.
  • Developed excellent managers from top technical talent by personally coaching performance & delegating duties to facilitate professional development of the team.
  • Developed agile development process to support quick iterative development & ensure no details were overlooked.
  • Worked closely with customers to understand software needs & developed special solutions in weeks rather than months to refine requirements.
  • Successfully moved 15% of software development and 20% of testing offshore by carefully managing.
  • Developed Software Quality Assurance (QA) organization to test product internally & externally & support complex customer needs.
  • Worked with healthcare organization to make the framework an integral part of the firm’s strategic plan.
  • Experience collecting and documenting requirements throughout the SDLC.

Invensys, Richmond, VA (formerly Siebe Environmental Controls & Robertshaw Control Systems Div)            1979-1996

Director of Engineering (Siebe) 1982-1996

Led Product Development group (including hardware, software & often technical services, field support, and IT) of 50 people with a budget of over $5 million.

  • Designed & implemented fault-tolerant token-passing communications network before IEEE 802.4 was defined.
  • Led ISO9001 certification effort for engineering & passed FDA audits.
  • Successfully completed projects with waterfall & spiral SDLC.

Software Department Manager (Robertshaw) 1979-1982

Led Software Development group of 20 people with a budget of over $1million with a reputation for saving troubled projects by setting priorities, reorganizing efforts & surpassing goals. Organization became profitable within 3 years of arrival.

  • Architected, designed & largely implemented DMS 350 hierarchical distributed multi-processor digital control system.

QA Software Engineer, Texas Instruments, Houston, TX                                                                              1977-1979

Developed software for automated incoming test.

Education

University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree – Magna Cum Laude

Electrical Engineering Major and Computer Science Minor

Rice University, Houston, TX, Freshman engineering student – Dean’s list

Industry Standards Activities

ASHRAE Building Automation and Control Network (BACnet) Standard Committee

Active participant and networked with most competitors in the industry.

 

Patent issued – “System and methods for object-oriented control of diverse electromechanical systems using a computer network “, 2004

 

April 13, 2013

Band Lineup – Sports Backers

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Monument Ave. & N. Thompson St. Every Sunday/Gore & Lucas Duo Acoustic Rock/Classic Rock

via Band Lineup – Sports Backers.

See them this morning!

April 12, 2013

RAPID RESPONSE: How You Can Shame the Media into Covering the Kermit Gosnell Abortion Trial – Summit Ministries | Summit Announcements – Summit Ministries

Filed under: christian — dannywahlquist @ 9:04 pm

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “Silence in the face of evil is evil itself. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

via RAPID RESPONSE: How You Can Shame the Media into Covering the Kermit Gosnell Abortion Trial – Summit Ministries | Summit Announcements – Summit Ministries.

Joy From The Spirit

Filed under: Uncategorized — dannywahlquist @ 6:11 am

Jeremiah 29:11, “`I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, `plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”‘ (Niv).

The Spirit will use these words to promote our joy if they’re in our hearts through regular exposure to and meditation upon them.

from Holiness Day by Day by Jerry Bridges

April 11, 2013

Peter -n- Melodye: April 2013 Newsletter – the Uncut Version

Filed under: christian — dannywahlquist @ 8:45 pm

Ultimately, regardless of any confusion or change in life, our identity comes from our relationship with Christ.

via Peter -n- Melodye: April 2013 Newsletter – the Uncut Version.

We only ate small slices! Calories in Wellsley Farms 14 Flavor Cheesecake Sampler and Nutrition Facts

Filed under: Uncategorized — dannywahlquist @ 7:28 pm

http://mobile.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/wellsley-farms/14-flavor-cheesecake-sampler

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