Max Retriever is an Empath –

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,    or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,    or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know    that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature    and the …

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Jesus throwing down another challenge

The wolf will live with the lamb,    and the leopard will lie down with the young goat;    the calf and the young lion will feed together,    and a little child will lead them. The cow and the bear will graze.    Their young will lie down together,    and a lion will eat straw like an ox.Isaiah 11:6-7 I am one of those soft-hearted …

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Another Beautiful Weekend (photos of Max Retriever)

If I were teaching Sunday school... - with Max at the park Saturday Note: I'm sorry, friends, but there is no "If I were teaching Sunday school" lesson this weekend. I poured all of my teaching into my visit with the New York Presbyterian men Saturday morning - see yesterday's post: "My New York Saturday." …

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tree trouble, grandchildren, beard news, and Max #PhotoFriday

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."Jesus - Matthew 6:34 - a new look for the back of my parents' home! So I was heading out to my car during Wednesday's rain when a movement caught my peripheral vision and I turned to watch …

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the relationship between light and the one with eyes to see

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12 As someone who appreciates photography, I find light fascinating. Not so much as something to be manipulated as a resource to work with. I …

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Images to make you smile: #PhotoFriday

The Lord bless you and keep you;the Lord make his face shine on youand be gracious to you;the Lord turn his face toward youand give you peace.Numbers 6:24-26 - North Carolina writer Derek Maul Today - following a couple of relatively quiet "Photo-Friday" posts - I have some wonderful images to share. The photography, like my writing, has …

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Photo Friday images of soaking rains, summer colors, and a Golden Retriever

...on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the underground waters erupted from the earth, and the rain fell in mighty torrents from the sky. The rain continued to fall for forty days and forty nights. - Genesis 7:11-12 Now that was a lot of rain! But surprisingly with almost no wind at all. …

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“Just ask the animals, they will teach you” – Max Retriever

- Max Retriever “You people really know everything, don’t you?    And when you die, wisdom will die with you!Well, I know a few things myself...“Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.    Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.    Let the fish in the sea …

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In the words of Zechariah, we are “Prisoners of Hope”!

As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,    I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;    today I declare that I will restore to you double.Zechariah 9:11-12 Three short stories from a good weekend: First, to follow up on yesterday's "Reality Begins to …

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when our ideas fall flat…

Get all the advice and instruction you can,    so you will be wise the rest of your life. You can make many plans,    but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.Proverbs 19:20-21 Just a quick post this morning. Short and to the point. I have way too many details and appointments to deal with today, so I'm going to have to …

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