Share Your World With Cee Cee 2013 Week 34

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As many of you know, I have been on the briefest of sabbaticals since last Thursday. I am just trying to recharge my batteries a bit before heading into the holiday season. My two and a half days off were very restful and given a few more I might just feel like doing something more vacationy than laying on the couch but for now I am content to have the rest. I thought I would dip my toes back in the blogging ocean by answering Cee’s four weekly questions.

If you were to move and the house came fully furnished with everything you ever wanted, list at least three things from your old house you wish to retain? (assume all personal items; photos, books, animals, etc. go with you). 

I would want my great grandmother’s hutch. Other than that I don’t think there is anything in the house I would probably miss.

Is the glass half empty or half full? What is in the glass?

The glass is always running over with everything I need as long as I keep my focus on my God. When  I see less than enough that is my perception not His reality.

What calms you down?

Keeping my mind centered on the never-ending presence of God around me.

What individual item of food would you not eat, even if it was served to you at the Queen/President’s dinner table? (Something ordinary.)

I would eat every bite on my plate at such a meal. I wouldn’t want to be rude. 🙂

Hey check out Cee’s answers at http://www.ceephotography.com/

 

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Share Your World With Cee Cee 2013 Week 33

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It seems Monday is becoming my “share your world” night. At least that is for the month of September. I am currently waiting for the guest worship team to show up for tonight’s service ( I am the sound tech for the evening…feel sorry for the band) so I have a few moments to  jot down a few thoughts concerning this week’s awesome questions.

Here they are:

If you could live in any OTHER time, when would it be and why?

Oh this is a hard one. Since I intend to live on now for eternity in the glorified body waiting for me before God’s throne. I suppose I do not need to consider any time in the future because I shall live then and I can patiently wait for those days. So as I look to the past I think I would greatly love to live in Jerusalem during the days of Christ’s crucifixion, resurrection, ascension and the beginning of His church. I would like to be one of the first Gentiles to sign on for the trip!

If you were given a yacht today, what would you name it?

The Lillie-Pad of course. A home that floats on the water. 🙂

Tell how you are feeling today in the form of a weather report. (For example, partly cloudy, sunny with a chance for showers, etc.)

I was going to say clear and calm up until about 5 minutes ago. Now we have sudden high winds with the potential of toppling trees.

List at least two things in nature do you find most beautiful?

I love the changing of the seasons and I truly love waterfalls.

While this concludes my answers Cee’s other contributors are chiming in at this very moment at http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/09/23/share-your-world-2013-week-33/ . Go ahead and check them out.

Weekly Travel Theme Through

This week’s travel theme given to us by Ailsa at “Where’s My Backpack” is the word THROUGH.  She has put together a really creative montage of photographs for us this week. Pop over and view her work as well as the work of her contributors at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/09/20/travel-theme-through/

I gathered these thoughts and photos on the word “Through” during my travels this summer to the transcendentalist commune at Fruitlands and also during my time leading worship In Connecticut at the New England Special Touch getaway.

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by JE Lillie

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Ann Landers

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Ann Landers

We glimpse our best selves through the eyes of others.

Our vision seeming masks

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away. Elvis Presley

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
Elvis Presley

Soul light asking purchase through the  shade as

Sun in the deeping wood.

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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

We blinded stood through shadows. Friends enemies

All grasp our Ever task.

Pastor Wrinkles: The Chapter Charts Pt. 172

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

According to my records we have not worked together on a chapter chart since July 19th! It has been a busy summer. Still I had best get a move on with these posts or we will never make our way through the Bible.

The chapter charts are a Bible study technique wherein two chapters of the Bible are dissected. Three themes are drawn out of each chapter and distilled into titles for a blog post or sermon. I would love to have you join in on the fun. All you have to do is read the chapter in question and come up with three ideas you could turn into titles of a blog. Try it and write your own chapter chart post and link it to the comment section here!

If you would like to check out some other chart posts go to Lillie-Puts chart page at   http://wp.me/P39vIx-fo

Today we start the book of 1 Chronicles.

Here is what I see in toady’s chapters:

1 Chronicles chapter 1 sermon topics/ titles:

1.Hero Or Hitler? 1 Chron. 1:10

2.  Born Divided: 1 Chron. 1:19

3. My Three “Sons”: A Study Of Abrahamic Birth Lines: 1 Chron. 1:27-54

1 Chronicles chapter 2 sermon topics/titles:

1. “Wealth” (Bath Shua) Begets Wickedness: 1 Chron. 2:3

2.  Sin and Sovereign From the Same Line: 1 Chron. 2:7-15

3.  A Twisted Lineage Of Greatness: 1 Chron. 2:  4-55

I would love to see what blog ideas you come up with from the genealogies (hint: use google search to research the meanings of some of the names of the people or the cities) 🙂

Pastor Wrinkles: House On Fire Pt. 12

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

Our study through the Book Of Acts is going strong. I am truly enjoying the on-line discussions I have been able to have with many of you. If you have missed any of the chats you can catch up and take part by going to my House on Fire Page here http://wp.me/P39vIx-Gh

Now on to today’s topic.

12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. Acts 5:12-14

After the trouble with Ananias and Sapphira  growth  continued in the church. But there was a great reluctance to join the  leadership of the church.

In order for the church to grow the leadership must grow and this is going to be a problem for the church later on.

Today’s questions:

Why do you suppose people were afraid top join the leadership?

Do you see any of the same attitudes in people today?

What can be done to help overcome these attitudes?

 

A Word A Week: Arch

This week’s word  from http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/ is ARCH! Take a moment and pop on over to see her other contributors.

Here are some awesome arches from my archive!

100_1750This is the Oude Kerk in Delft, The Netherlands. My sister and I made a trip to this city of the Royal House of Orange in April of 2013.

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This is the entrance to Old Murdock High School in Winchendon MA. My father and mother matriculated her.

100_0339The arch of the Christmas chapel in St. Bavo’s in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Thursdays A Lingering Look At Windows Week 35?

Hey Ho! It’s been a bit since I have been able to visit the lingering lounge for anything other than lingering! 🙂 I’ve been able to peek at some of Dawn’s posts but contributing has been a bit out of my reach for the last few weeks…that and I haven’t been able to go out and photograph any new or interesting windows. But this week I was galumphing through my archive and I found this set of windows I thought would do…

Wormerveer

Wormerveer

Einkhusen

Einkhusen

 

I hope you enjoyed them. Check out more iof Dawn’s contributors at http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/thursday-lingering-look-at-windows/

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Soft Pastels

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This week’s Fun Foto Challenge is to show some of our soft pastel pictures.Pastels make me think of gentleness. Nothing is more comforting in all the world than a gentle spirit. To that end your photos today are brought to you by St. Francis De Sales.

After you are done here take a gander at some of the other pastel posts at Cee’s photog blog! http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/09/17/cees-fun-foto-challenge-soft-pastels/

Here are my gentle pastels:

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. Saint Francis de Sales

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
Saint Francis de Sales

 

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. Saint Francis de Sales

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
Saint Francis de Sales

 

“It is wonderful how attractive a gentle, pleasant manner is, and how much it wins hearts.”  ― St. Francis de Sales

“It is wonderful how attractive a gentle, pleasant manner is, and how much it wins hearts.”
― St. Francis de Sales