This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is the word OBJECT.
I honestly feel a little strange about the object I chose but let me explain…
This is the grave of my great-great grandfather, the first Joseph Elon Lillie. He was born in 1847 in Erving MA. I have visited it from time to time throughout the course of my life; But I took this picture at a time when I felt I was losing touch with who I really was…why I mattered. Standing beside my namesake’s grave and remembering the Christian heritage that made up the tapestry of my life drew me back to the reality that I was made for a purpose.
Take a gander at the significant objects of the Daily Post’s other contributors here:
We have been given some fun questions regarding introversion this week. To find out how Cee’s other contributors responded go to
Here are my thoughts:
Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending with quiet time alone?
I spend a lot of time with groups of people. While I do have a few friends that I can gather with to recharge, many times when I am in a group I end up doing ministry work. I think this has more to do with who I am than with the demands of the people. That said I usually find it necessary to withdraw from society and to hide in order to recharge.
What is the most number of blankets you’ve ever had on your bed?
I think six.
You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met. Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?
I would absolutely attend by myself.
Do you like talking to people on the phone? Or do you prefer voice mail or email?
I do prefer e-mail because it helps me to be more concise and thoughtful in my use of words. Many times though a face to face is the only way to go. You cannot communicate tone in an e-mail.
I think this pastor falls on the side of introversion. How about you?
This week’s challenge from the daily post is JUXTAPOSITION.
Life is a constant tension don’t you think? Maybe it comes from the fall of man in the beginning; But maybe it is just the way God made things to work. Perhaps the constant pulling of opposites upon one another in the world is what creates balance.
Could it be that eternity pulls on time to create sabbath?
Maybe Man’s free will poses side by side with the sovereignty of God to manifest true consecration.
Perhaps the everyday pushes up against the outlandish to give us diversity.
Maybe the serious connects to the silly to grant us the gift of laughter.
And it just might be that rest and rush are often found side by side to remind us that life’s choices always lie before us. It is our duty to embrace and rule them rather than be ruled by them; So today take a moment to stop your running. Set aside the stress and just listen for a bit to life’s music!
to see more juxtapositions go to
The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie
Today we continue our discussion through the Book of Acts. If you have missed any of our previous discussions they can be found at http://wp.me/P39vIx-Gh
Here is today’s discussion topic:
Next Paul and Silas traveled through the area of Phrygia and Galatia, because the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching the word in the province of Asia at that time. 7 Then coming to the borders of Mysia, they headed north for the province of Bithynia, but again the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to go there. 8 So instead, they went on through Mysia to the seaport of Troas.
9 That night Paul had a vision: A man from Macedonia in northern Greece was standing there, pleading with him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!” 10 So we decided to leave for Macedonia at once, having concluded that God was calling us to preach the Good News there. Acts 16:6-10
Why do you think the Spirit of God resisted Paul when his intention was to preach the gospel?
Have you ever felt like God was resisting you? Describe that.
before we close I want to highlight two faithful students here at Lillie-Put. Robin and Debby have been commenting just about every class and so I want to give both of them a shout out and a hearty thank you. Do me a favor and pop on over to Robin’s blog and check it out. She can be found at
Debby is just about to take the leap into devotional blogging. I will keep you updated!