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Photo of the Week: Forty Two & Forty Three

This is what an early Saturday evening in November looks like after a physically draining, but spiritually refreshing worship ministries retreat Friday night and all day Saturday to prepare/rehearse for our Christmas concerts.

And yes, since I’ve been absent from the blog since the end of the 31 Days series, this photo is pulling double duty as photo of the week 42 and 43, so that I can finish the photo of the week posts on December 30th with photo 50. I know … that’s not technically a full year. But close enough. And hey, it’s my blog, so my rules. Grin.

And since we’re on the subject of being absent from the blog, I really haven’t even been writing much (or involved in social media much) since I wrapped up that series. Life on this side of the screen has been full, and my mind has welcomed the break.

But be on the lookout for a real post later this week.

Until then, the Compassion bloggers are heading to Peru in a couple of days, and you should plan to go follow their stories here … you will not be sorry.

Hope your weekend has been full of good rest and much joy!

“…why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer. But this I know with all my heart: His wounds have paid my ransom.”

No Words

Some days, I just don’t have the words.  A seemingly endless supply of thoughts, emotions, and questions. . .but no words. 

Today is one of those days.



But have you noticed the recent addition to my sidebar at the right?  The picture of 5 young faces from the Philippines?

(If you’re reading through a feed reader, I would encourage you to click over and see for yourself.)

Today, in the absence of my words, I dare you…

to click on that picture,

to read the words of Shaun Groves as he explains the purpose and ministry of Compassion International,

to read the words of Emily Freeman regarding God’s provision and the Living Word,

to read the words of the other Compassion Bloggers as they blog daily from the Philippines while on a trip with Compassion International,

…and as you read, I dare you to NOT be challenged, encouraged, blessed, and even changed.