Tag Archives: Creator

Make a Joyful Noise!

Tomorrow is the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish new year, traditionally tied to the birth of Adam and Eve, which is to say the human race. Its biblical name is Yom Teruah, or the Feast … Continue reading

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Independence and Dependence

Today is Independence Day in my country. I’m proud of this country and of the freedoms its founders proclaimed. But I’m under no delusion that it can grant me the kind of freedom for which my soul truly hungers. Indeed, … Continue reading

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My Mid-Year’s Resolutions

Can you believe we’ve reached the middle of the year? Along about mid-year, I always tend to pause and reflect on whether my New Year’s Resolutions have changed. Some have and some haven’t, but these two never do. So, in … Continue reading

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RIP, Old Christmas Tree

Our old Christmas tree came in a box. It was made in China from plastic and steel by people who may or may not have known what Christmas was. It was shiny and new–with 600 pre-lit lights! But it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Summer Colors in the Forest

Originally posted on Day-To-Day Photography:
My Featured Blogger this week is freelance writer-photographer Pitchurman of Day-to-Day Photography. I don’t know Pitchurman’s “real” name, but then this Alabama-based artist’s self-description concludes with the words “first and always a photographer.” And quite a picture-man he is. Although … Continue reading

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Telling Stories

If I was a greeting card, I’d be one of those illustrated story cards, the ones with the little built-in music tracks. I honestly can’t remember a time I wasn’t captivated by words, pictures and music. Or by wanting to … Continue reading

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The Real Me

I prayed before sunrise this morning, confessing my failings, admitting my fears, seeking to better know my God. Later on, at the bathroom mirror, I was startled to see the face of an adult staring back at me. Why? Because … Continue reading

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Before There Was ILM, There Was IAM!

ILM: The pioneering special effects company founded by George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars movies. I AM: The pioneer of our faith, founder of the universe, and creator of life: the ultimate special effect. (Exodus 3:14) “But You, O … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Creator

“He will be gracious at the sound of your cry. When He hears, He will answer you…and whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: ‘This is the way–walk in … Continue reading

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“Prayer is a two-person gig.  You can’t do it alone.  Just as deep sea divers can’t survive without someone ‘up top,’ spiritual beings can’t survive without being connected to their Creator. There’s no such thing as a self-contained ‘scuba prayer.’” … Continue reading

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