Weekly Travel Theme: Sensory


It has been a while since I have participated in the Travel Challenge hosted by Ailsa.

This week Ailsa has asked us to display photos from our travels that awaken the senses.

I can still hear this old man playing Joplin in Keene NH. The sound was floating through the Old colony Mill Mall and I was drawn to it like a moth to the flame.

The cold breath of winter’s wind still chills me as I remember a snowy walk in downtown Winchendon and I can feel the warmth of the rising sun over the surf in Oguncquit Maine.


The sweet scent of wisteria surrounds me as I think back to my walk through Longwood Gardens last June.


And of course no sensory post would be complete without the bitter sweet taste of a cup o’ Joe. This one is from Fruitlands in Acton Ma

Weekly Smile #13

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It is time once again for a weekly smile with Trent. If you have never read the weekly smile go to Trent’s blog HERE.

This week my smile is from Saturday. Our church hosted an Easter Egg Hunt and we had about 350 people come out to it. Fully half of those folks were from the surrounding communities. It was a great day of building community.


The Road Through Romans Graciousness


We have been discussing the attributes of God for the last several weeks. Romans 1:20 says

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

If you have missed any of our previous discussions they can be found on THE ROAD THROUGH ROMANS PAGE.

What do we mean when we say God is gracious? Watch this.

More From Mirjam: Update Mission Netherlands

My sister’s friend from Zaandam has sent us further updates of my sister’s fund-raising campaign to the Netherlands.

Here is Mirjam’s update.

All the Easter services are over…
All the Easter eggs have been found and eaten…

Feeling the post-Easter dip?
Don’t know what to do with yourself?

Why not head over to http://www.tinyurl.com/brendalillie
and pledge some money to help Brenda J. Lillie get back to the Netherlands as soon as possible!

Tomorrow night the StageLife Theater production team is having a meeting. On Skype, because unfortunately we’re still not all in the same country. And while Skype is great, sometimes Brenda J. Lillie looks like this, and sounds even weirder.

It would be really great to get her back in the Netherlands so we can get on with building this ministry together. She only needs $340 a month more in order to come back.

If you want to help, please go to http://www.tinyurl.com/brendalillie and pledge. Any amount is greatly appreciated!

The amount is going down! I believe we can have this done before the end of April. Will you help?

Worship Wednesdays 3-30-16

Worship Wednesdays is one of seven weekly posts on Lillie-Put designed to facilitate a culture of worship.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half Light


Click the link above to see a slew of half-lit posts!

Here is my rendition of half-light


“At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.”
Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Storie

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“The moon was up, painting the world silver, making things look just a little more alive.”
N.D. Wilson, Leepike Ridge

Share Your World 2016 Week 13

Can you even believe we are 13 weeks into 2016? We have officially begun the second quarter of the year. Soon we will be half done!

We still have loads of questions to answer though before this year breathes its last.  Every week from here until 2017 Cee will ask us 5 questions. In answering them we, Cee’s contributors, are sharing our world.


Here are this week’s questions and my answers.

Are you left or right handed?  

I am right hand dominant, but playing piano has strengthened the coordination in my left hand a bit.

If you had only one TV, would you prefer the TV in the living room or another room?

I do have only one TV currently and it is in the living room.

Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.

I once did a walk-a-thon for a ministry called Speed-The Light. That is a ministry which buys vehicles or equipment of any kind to help missionaries do their jobs. That is the closest I have ever come to what you would call long distance, and I don’t even really know how far I walked. I did laps around a track for about five hours.

Complete this sentence: Love is… .

patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:4-13

OK it may not be original but it is accurate.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I am so grateful for a wonderful Easter weekend. Here are some photos from our various events….

worship team

Easter morning worship

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter BBQ at Cornerstone

This week I am looking forward to performing my cousin’s wedding.



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