Ascend: To Move Upward, To Rise

Today’s photo challenge is based on the word ascend, which sent my thinking upward.    Hope you enjoy the photos.   Golden hour at the water park, Charleston, SC   Pumpkins on the ascent, Historic District, Charleston, SC   Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC   French Huguenot Church with Gothic Revival arched ceiling, Historic District, […]

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Advent: It’s About the Light

[ Previous:  Advent: Picture of Humility ] A sphere of hot plasma rises every morning in the sky and disappears from the horizon every evening. This has happened on schedule every day of my life. I’m told it did the same before I was born and will continue to do so after I’m gone. I feel […]

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Dipping into the Community Pool: December 9

This week’s collection offers articles on smartphone addiction, a reading challenge for 2018, Joni, and sleep depravation.  Also, we’ve included a link where you can keep tabs on Dr. Sproul’s breathing issues as you pray for him.  Have a great weekend! Update on Dr. R.C. Sproul’s health You can keep up-to-date on Dr. Sproul’s health […]

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Advent: Picture of Humility

[ Previous:  Advent: Fulfillment of a Promise ] Would we have known what true humility looked like if Jesus had come to earth in regal robes rather than swaddling clothes, in the splendor of a palace rather than stench of a stable? Perhaps the Apostle Paul would have instructed us to follow the example of Moses, […]

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Cheeky: Impudently Amusing

This week’s photo challenge word is “cheeky.”  This one took a little more thought, but the first thing that came to mind was that cheeky little engine Percy.  Lots of children in my life, what can I say. The Cheeky Engine     A Cheeky Frog in Charleston, SC     A Cheeky Ringed Bill […]

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An Amazing Journey

A simple shoebox. A simple shoebox filled with small gifts. A simple shoebox filled with small gifts that results in evangelism and discipleship of unreached peoples around the world. Each December, a group from our church volunteers time to the Samaritan’s Purse servicing center where we inspect donated shoeboxes and prepare them for international shipping. […]

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Advent: Fulfillment of a Promise

[ Previous:  Advent: Making His Blessings Flow ] A few weeks before we moved out of South Florida, I injured by foot and was rendered immobile. So a dear friend did what any caring friend would do—she cooked dinner for our family. We tried, we really did, but we simply couldn’t swallow any of the food […]

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Dipping Into the Community Pool: December 2

As usual, there are a lot of helpful and encouraging articles to read this week.  Also, we are enjoying Paul David Tripp’s Advent readings from his new book, which you can click on below to purchase. Stop Acting Like Technology Holds You Hostage “So, enough with the silly idea that every technological advance is set […]

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Advent: Making His Blessings Flow

How suitable for our understanding that the Bread of Life should be born in the House of Bread (Bethlehem). How stunning that the Treasure of infinite value should be dressed in the earthen vessel of humanity and wrapped in swaddling clothes, laid in a feeding trough. “I am the living bread that came down from […]

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