An invitation to thrive!

I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope. - Jeremiah 29:11 Geoffrey considering what to do next... (image by Naomi) There are a lot of ideas tugging at me this morning, begging for commentary or a …

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Living a better story

As the guards led Jesus to be crucified, there was an African man in the crowd named Simon, from Libya. He had just arrived from a rural village to keep the Feast of the Passover. The guards laid Jesus’ cross on Simon’s shoulders and forced him to walk behind Jesus, carrying his cross. Luke 23:26 - something like …

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Jesus said, “Now I am deeply troubled…” Lent day 2

Jesus said, “Now I am deeply troubled. What should I say? ‘Father, save me from this time’? No, for this is the reason I have come to this time. Father, glorify your name!” - John 12:27-28 - image from Internet (Encircle Photos) Sometimes I wonder if the reason Jesus was so deeply troubled during that contentious …

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Pictures to make you smile #PhotoFriday

Again, as is my practice most every Friday, I want to add some beauty and positivity to the end of what has - once again - been a challenging and difficult week. I am leading with this image of our grandson, Mr. T., who seems to be enjoying Dresden's cold, snowy Eastern European winter with …

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The only way to effect real change in 2021

- my grandchildren - wide open to the possibilities of 2021 (image by Naomi Campbell) After these signs take place, do what must be done, for God is with you. - 1 Samuel 10:7. So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do …

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“Tell me about God” – listening to the children

Then Jesus called a little child over to sit among the disciples, and said, “I assure you that if you don’t turn your lives around and become like this little child, you will definitely not enter the kingdom of heaven..." - Matthew 18:2-3 - author Derek Maul Every Sunday morning I enjoy the privilege of leading …

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August 2020 in 31 frames

Here we go, the monthly roundup where I try to tell the story of the month via a gallery of images. August has been - essentially - a lot. A lot of hot, a lot of beautiful, a lot of not going anywhere because of Covid, a lot of great food, a lot of sweet …

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