dealing with writer’s block…

Often, especially when I have trouble getting my writing engine warmed up, a picture prompt can help. So I sat on the front stoop with Max to see if he would cooperate. It was our first selfie together since the beard went away and, while he showed his usual disdain for the Paparazzi, I managed …

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Finding Perspective: New Every Morning

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;    his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;    great is your faithfulness. - Lamentations 3:22-23 - Derek Maul writes in North Carolina Monday morning I woke up early enough to walk the dog just as the sunrise was beginning to push its way over the trees to the east. …

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Morning Light in Wake Forest

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all …

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and morning light poured over the horizon…

"When God began to create the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea, and God’s wind swept over the waters— God said, 'Let there be light.' And so light appeared. God saw how good the light was..." - Genesis 1:1-4 My challenge with this post …

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peace and power

Peace and Power This morning - a couple of weeks into our journey through Normal Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking - the men's group I meet with discussed chapter two: "A Peaceful Mind Generates Power." We enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation around the challenge we all face when it comes to reconciling the idea of cultivating a …

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for the beauty of the earth (this our song, to thee we raise…)

One of my good friends - a legitimate fan and encourager when it comes to my writing - would be just as happy if I quit including photographs with my posts. I respect his feelings on this, and I appreciate his emphasis on my writing, but I'm going to continue with the images because, to …

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the bottom line is Jesus (“where else would we go?”)

This opening picture -"Watching the sun rise from Mt. Sinai" - supports the story I'm telling in today's "Wednesday video-blog." I'll cover some of the same ground in the written version; but this photograph - taken on Mount Sinai in early 2012 - ties in specifically with the short video. Click here to view. Yesterday …

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come into the light

My Sunday invitation this week comes to you courtesy of the morning light. This picture (right) was yesterday's dawn initiative, easing up over the horizon and bathing the pasture in newness. A light mist clung tentatively to the damp grass; the cows munched their way around the fence; light traffic started to move along Lithia-Pinecrest; …

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