Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

This is part of the WordPress weekly photo challenge, on growth, and as with each week, I try to figure out what 95% of everyone else will be photographing, and I eliminate those as possibilities. This time it took me almost a week to find some unique way to photograph "growth" in a way that…

On This Day 19 Years Ago We Said…

This is of course the day we said "I DO" to each other, some 19 years ago now. I'm not going to post a ton of photos as I have in the past, but I will share this one random shot above when we were walking away down the isle. On a side note, being…

The Management and Passage of Time Measured in Breaths

I was tasked months ago at work with completing a plan of how I spend my time, and visioning for the future. It has taken me a while to do this, and I'm still not totally done, but I finished a section of it this week. Typically I have never really been the best at…

The Sunset is Just an Amazing Display of God in Creation

We have had a stormy few days leading up to Christmas this year, with some really weird warmer weather. I took this photo above yesterday with my cell phone as I was walking across the pasture to my house. I had forgotten something at my house that I needed to fix my mom's computer, and…

The Late-Late Edition of Friday Feet

So this is still Friday for another 5 minutes, meaning I just did get this post in before it would be totally irrelevant... well maybe that's already the case anyway, but after reading my rss feeds tonight I realized I hadn't finished this post. This week has been so busy, or maybe just off kilter…

Put off Flesh, Put on Christ: Colossians 3:5–16

Colossians 3:5-16 is one of those classic pieces of scripture that can be studies and meditated over time and time again. I made this particular post also available in a pdf Put off Flesh, Put on Christ: Colossians 3:5–16 in my writing section. Colossians 3:5-16 Overview In Paul’s letter to the Colossians, chapter 3 starts…

Can We Actually Know the Attributes of God?

This coming Sunday our church moves into their fall schedule with the start of a new series on the attributes of God. This should be a great look at a few of the many elements that make up the existence and nature of God Himself. I was thrilled when I found out this was the…

LOVE > KNOWLEDGE

What do we strive for that lasts?  Nothing that moths and rust can destroy of course.  So, taking the "treasures" out of the topic for the moment, I would personally hold knowledge and love about as high as they can go but Paul (among others) tells us of the two, love is the greater.  Through…

LOVE > KNOWLEDGE

What do we strive for that lasts?  Nothing that moths and rust can destroy of course.  So, taking the "treasures" out of the topic for the moment, I would personally hold knowledge and love about as high as they can go but Paul (among others) tells us of the two, love is the greater.  Through…

Pastor Fred Winters Shot to Death, So Where’s God?

Today Pastor Fred Winters of First Baptist Church of Maryville was shot to death by a single gunman during their worship service.  Once the gunman started shooting he was "arrested" by the congregation who surrounded him and detained him until the police arrived.  As soon as horrific and evil events like this happen it tends…