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The tapestry of creation.....

The tapestry of creation explodes into my senses, as I see its vibrancy - woven and crafted together.

 

It unfolds in my vision - alive and almost ethereal, as my mind comprehends inexplicable artistry.

 

My spirit stirs as I feel connected to my Creator God - I glimpse a taste of heaven as I am lost in wonderment.

 

My mind reaching beyond itself to grasp how this can be.

 

Can it be that my Lord, who created all this can be within…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 26, 2017 at 5:05pm — No Comments

The cross at every heartbeat...

I close my eyes. I see the cross. I'm lost in a moment - time has stopped around me.

All I can feel is my heartbeat. I see the cross at every beat of my heart.

I am in awe. My mind is reaching out, grasping for understanding.

I cannot comprehend.

Christ died on that cross; took every sin on Him, in time - on earth.

The pain, the agony, the shame, the torture. Every cruelty, every neglect. He took it all; saw the…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 26, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A nameless bird....

What is that bird that flits in and out of my sight, unobtrusively silent?

 

At first I don't really notice it. I'm distracted by brighter, more visible birds.

 

But it comes again. My mind tells me it's a particular type of bird, until I notice a marking that throws me.

 

I start searching for what it is, with my rudimentary knowledge.

 

This is new to me, seeing the subtle beauty of each bird. But now I am seeing the subtle strokes of…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 18, 2017 at 10:21am — No Comments

Consider these resources when writing your next story

As a story teller you might like these resources for creating future engaging stories.

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Added by John S. Oliver on April 18, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments

Invisible and lost....

The mirror captures me. I see myself, my existence within it's frame. I am there, yet as I wander through the trail of life, navigating through the complexity of humanity, I am invisible.

 

I have trodden the paths of the past, as if unnoticed, moving quietly through the events of life - of people, places and circumstances. My Lord walks with me and He strengthens me. He sees me. But to the world, I am unseen.

 

My voice is silenced as I disconnect from all that…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 17, 2017 at 5:34pm — No Comments

A new creation

I wake. The morning is cold, uninviting, bleak. Melancholy hangs in the air.



The days never change. Each one monotonous, dark, rigid.



The days merge. There is nothing new - I see nothing new.



The order of life, of…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 16, 2017 at 4:51pm — No Comments

The hand of God

Sinking, floundering, losing.



Darkness is all around.



My feet have nothing to stand on, but flimsy foundations that disintegrate as I fall.



My arms, my hands recklessly reach for nothing as I go under.



It's dark above and dark below and all around me.



Fear is my company.

Panic is my companion.



That is all I see as I slip under. Choking, gasping, calling out....



"Lord help me."



Then there is a touch. I feel a…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 16, 2017 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Hope in the darkness

I feel the darkness creep into me again. My spirit cries within me as I recall the passage of time.



A moment that feels so fleeting, in reality years have passed by.



That worry wells up - uninvited, yet clinging to me. A dark stain amidst the light, seeping into me.



The fear intermingles with that stain, trying to engulf me - with memories of pain and loss, goading me that it's coming again - like floodwater seeping past the defences ready to overtake and…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 16, 2017 at 4:49pm — No Comments

A photograph in time

I stare into that photograph. My heart stirs in reminiscences as I remember that time, that place.

 

Vivid memories invade my mind. I suddenly remember the smells. I catch an aroma in my nose. I can feel the warmth of the sun on my skin. The sounds of life filter into my ears, of life that was then. That moment captured, in time.

 

I see myself. I remember.

 

I want to be in that moment now.

I want to live in that moment, that time.

I…

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Added by Tricia Renahan on April 16, 2017 at 4:48pm — No Comments

2017 Status Report for the 20/20 Vision Campaign

We wanted to give you an update on the status of the 20/20 Vision. We will not be attending the EMDC in the Netherlands this year so we cannot pass this report on in person. However, we are sending three of our best Create International leaders to represent us: Steve Baldwin, and Dave and Wendy Hudson. We are blessed to have then with us and they are playing key roles in the completion of the 20/20 Vision.


The end of 2016 marked our sixth year of the 20/20 Vision…
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Added by Cal Curtis on April 7, 2017 at 5:27am — No Comments

4 Lessons on Adapting Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ

Lee Strobel’s worldwide best-selling book contained 13 interviews with international experts in the fields of history, archeology, theology and ancient antiquities.  It was a massive data dump of research, information, facts and historical evidence.  So how was I, as a screenwriter, supposed to turn all of that into a movie – one that would not only get to the heart of the evidence for the case for Christ but would also entertain audiences…

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Added by Brian Bird on February 24, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Speaking Their Language: Science Fiction Bible Comic Books for Kids

In a pop culture world dominated by sex and violence, it is getting more and more difficult to inspire children and teenagers to read the Bible, let alone follow Jesus.  If we expect to reach the youth, we need to speak their language.  Our ministry (Beartruth Collective) is doing just that in the form of super cool and contemporary Christian comic books!

 

Though I have been on this Earth for 32 years, I am 13 years old at heart.  I still love comic books, comic book movies,…

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Added by Mario DeMatteo on February 23, 2017 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Pray for me to gain and maintain better balance in my lifestyle.

 

Maybe as you read this you will identify with parts of it.

Maybe you will notice this in your friends and family.

Maybe God will use this to pray better for yourself, others and me.

 

I request your best prayers for me about these matters.

I am convinced that as you pray…

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Added by John S. Oliver on February 11, 2017 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Paul's Story -a new metaphor

What I have discovered with Paul’s Story is a metaphor for an unfolding drama of ever contemporary significance. It concerns a divine plan to end this world order and institute a kingdom of righteousness on earth among men. Israel is the hinge of this turning. The gospel (for Jew and non-Jew) is the oil by which the hinge turns. The Judgement of God is the power that triggers it all. 

Paul’s gospel calls all men into an ark, a modern version, a cross between Noah’s ark and the…

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Added by h. gordon woodside on February 4, 2017 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Join the Dance Procession - Theme for 2017

Each January I ask the Lord for a new spiritual focus for the year. I pray the theme will increasingly permeate my life as the months go by. Here are recent themes...A Slave of Christ (2013), Better to Give Than to Get (2014), …

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Added by Clyde Taber on January 31, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Please beta test this ebook for business owners

What follows began as a collection of a few links to online resources that might help some friends. Then as I did that I recalled more and more resources. This has become an initial draft of an ebook. For a very long time I have planned to make short videos of each such resources with keyword tags.



There is more I…

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Added by John S. Oliver on December 19, 2016 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Kingstone Bible

After the U.S. government spent millions of dollars on the 9/11 Report they had a significant problem - no one was reading it. That is, until Hill & Wang published a graphic novel that popularized and made the voluminous report understandable to lay people. Following in that vein, central Florida based media group Kingstone (www.kingstone.co) recently published the Kingstone Bible, the most complete graphic adaptation of the Bible ever done. Some of…

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Added by Art Ayris on December 10, 2016 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Resources for mothers during the holiday season - please forward

Based on my observations it seems that the role and responsibilities of a mother are very many. It seems that it is tough enough to be a mother during most of the year. But then during the holidays there are yet more tasks piled on for juggling and completing with a smile.

 

I genuinely care deeply about all mothers. That includes mothers of infants, mothers of adult children and grandmothers.

 

It is not…

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Added by John S. Oliver on December 5, 2016 at 4:45pm — No Comments

10 Leadership Lessons From George Washington

Our Mobile Ministry Forum team met in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania at the end of the summer. Several of us had the chance to visit Valley Forge, the winter encampment that nearly broke the resolve of the American Army. I wanted to learn more than I knew from field trips and elementary school textbooks so I read…

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Added by Clyde Taber on November 22, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

We're looking for great stories to film.

Moving Works is a nonprofit ministry that partners with the body of Christ to make and share films that praise God, promote mission, and proclaim the Gospel. Every film is given away for free in order to most effectively encourage and equip the global church to share the message of Jesus…

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Added by walt manis on October 31, 2016 at 3:24pm — 3 Comments

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