“Above all else, guard your heart” (the problem with my progressive lenses)

Above all else, guard your heart,    for everything you do flows from it.Proverbs 4:23 - Derek Maul Sometimes, watching this world through the windows of various media, news outlets, magazine pages etcetera, digital, video, audio, print and more, I try to remind myself that I am not so much an observer of actual life as a consumer …

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New glasses, and seeing clearly what we don’t need

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."Matthew 6:19-21 - new glasses! …

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Everyone Counts! Why we need even the weakest among us!

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.1 Corinthians 12:4-6 These past few weeks have involved a lot of visits to eye doctors for my …

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10 Numbers for Jan 10: 10 for 1.10.2020

For some reason people like numbers. Lists too. Lists that include numbers, even better. So today, for fun and illumination, I'd like to share: "10 interesting numbers for Jan 10.” Or 10 for 1.10.2020. “2020” – My prayer this year is for clarity. Not just for myself but for those of you interested enough to …

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seeing things as black and white

(all photographs taken from our deck, as the new leaves just keep coming and coming...) LIGHT: This past weekend, during the retreat on Chesapeake Bay, one of the things we talked about was vision: in terms of seeing, lenses, clarity, understanding, and the fact that Jesus was often frustrated at his followers for walking around with …

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lost in the fog…

Then the eyes of those who can see will no longer be blind,     the ears of those who can hear will listen,     the minds of the rash will know and comprehend,     and the tongues of those who stammer will speak fluently and plainly. - Isaiah 32:3-4 Here's a bizarre story for you. It still …

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