life comes at you in rapid-fire snapshot images – so take a step back…

my first reflection from the weekend begins with a sanctuary full with friends and family who stood as a collective witness to the undeniable fact that love and light and promise are more compelling, more durable, and more real than death, and defeat, and disappointment.

unfiltered gratitude – shooting from the hip

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;     go into his courts with praise.     Give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good.     His unfailing love continues forever,     and his faithfulness continues to each generation. - Psalm 100:4-5 This morning I've been reading over my posts from the past few weeks, and I can't …

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being oaks of righteousness and telling the good story

They will be called oaks of righteousness,     the planting of the Lord, to display his glory.  They shall build up the ancient ruins,     they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities,     the devastations of many generations. - Isaiah 61:3-4 I love trees. Given the choice between a nice, sunny expanse …

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