Monthly Archives: January 2021

Sweeping God’s Porch

Fondation Claude Monet, France – photo by Veronica Reverse (unsplash.com).  Note: This is not what our house currently looks like — I need a tad more time. 16 years ago, my family and I moved from L.A. to Cincinnati, Ohio. … Continue reading

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Contentment

Thought for the Week During a recent Sunday drive, my wife and I stumbled across this wonderful old covered bridge above. It was an ordinary day (our original plans had fallen through) made special by warm conversation and a light … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

Artwork by naradjou14 (deviantart.com) “People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, … Continue reading

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Fall Into Winter

Guest Post by Stephen Geisel Stephen Geisel is a Toronto-based photographer, videographer, motion-designer whose stunning artwork is available in print and other forms at his blog site love-fi, and at several others. These images from the last two months alone … Continue reading

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Future Movie Settings

Interesting Structures Many of you know that I write, direct and produce movies. You may also know that, while some scenes are filmed on sound stages (especially effects-heavy shots), most are filmed on-location. Finally, I’m guessing most of you know … Continue reading

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Just a Reminder…

“First of all, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered for everyone–for kings and all in authority–so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight … Continue reading

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Peace With Justice: Inauguration Week 2021

Originally posted on gregoryjoel.com:
I finished my morning prayer and meditation on the porch this morning and headed for the desk. I found this gem from Chalice Press in my inbox and had to share it with you all.…

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How I Invented Coffee

Coffee foam art by Kazuki Yamamoto (worldfullofart.blogspot.com) Full Stomach, Fuller Heart (an occasional series) Unlike my oldest daughter, who as a newborn would have been thrilled if Mommy’s breasts dispensed House Blend and Dark Roast, I had to learn to … Continue reading

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Dr. King’s Legacy

Thought for the Week “In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We … Continue reading

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A Childlike Faith

Photo Credit: Santa Monica, United States – Lauren Lulu Taylor (unsplash.com) “A complete life is the life of a child. When I am fully conscious of my awareness of Christ, there is something wrong. It is the sick person who … Continue reading

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