groundhog day redux

Newness, the kind of everyday wonder we long to experience, is always possible in the context of embracing the fact that - because of Jesus - we are a new creation, "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17).

lost in space, found in eternity

(NOTE: the two photographs of Niagara Falls are included to illustrate the infinite volume of time and eternity, pouring steadily in a torrent of experience, and new information, and consciousness, and possibility) The Big Picture So yesterday evening, walking the dog, I found myself looking deep into the heavens and thinking about the vast scope of …

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the frescoes of West Jefferson – going beyond a surface image…

Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you …

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if I had to invent a religion…

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!” - John 14 If I had to invent a religion, I'd start …

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reason to get up in the morning

"For I want you to understand what really matters..." - Paul, Philippians 1 This morning I'm heading out the door fairly early, so just a short post for today. AGING: I've been listening to a series of TED-talks on the aging process (NPR's The TED RADIO HOUR). It's been an interesting discussion, and there are a lot …

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Why just look at the water when you could dive right in?

I've posted some stunning images in this blog over the past few weeks, and I appreciate all the interest and the positive comments. Thanks; I'm glad to be able to share such beauty in this space, and I plan to continue to capture the occasional slice of vibrant life when I can frame it through …

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collections, and stories, and you

I'm not 100% sure where I'm going with this, but this photograph of Rebekah's freshly cleaned blue bottles (some of them) is too cool to pass up. I guess everyone has some kind of collection. Sometimes they're "un-collections." You know, those items that people THINK you collect, and then they start to multiply even though, …

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life and death – it all boils down to this:

Yesterday afternoon I spent a solid two hours plus fifteen minutes making my way from Brandon to Crystal River. Traffic was already "rush-hour" quality so there really was no smooth and easy route through or around The Big Guava. I dealt with the congestion by cranking up the volume and listening to one of the …

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A Moment of Serendipity

You, LORD, are my shepherd. I will never be in need. You let me rest in fields of green grass. You lead me to streams of peaceful water, and you refresh my life. You are true to your name, and you lead me along the right paths. (Psalm 23:1-3 CEV) Yesterday evening there was a …

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