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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

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

30 Ways to Better Reach New People and Engage Your Audience

 

30 Ways to Better Reach New People and Engage Your Audience





This podcast by Story  Brand http://buildingastorybrand.com/minisode-4/ gives an overview of an abundance of options you can use to improve your story telling that will improve the connections and interactions with your…

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Added by John S. Oliver on October 18, 2016 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Learn what happens in the brain when hearing stories

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “This Is Your Brain on Podcasts” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes orelsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player…

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Added by John S. Oliver on October 17, 2016 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Digital State of the Planet for 2016

Every year, We Are Social produces an amazing report on digital, social and mobile usage around the world. I encourage you to look through the first 25 slides in the slidedeck below. 

The key statistics for digital, social, and mobile media in 2016 are:

  - 3.42 billion internet users, equaling 46% global penetration;

  - 2.31 billion social media users, delivering 31% global penetration;

  - 3.79 billion…

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Added by Clyde Taber on September 28, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Just joined from Scotland

Hi Everyone, I've just joined the Virtual Story Network. I've recently been learning how to use iMovie on my iMac, with a view to making some short films or animations. I've also recently been helping a friend with his Drive-In Church , see: www.facebook.com/DriveinChurchAlness

Yours George

Added by George on August 3, 2016 at 6:59pm — 2 Comments

Seeing Rachel is in development

Hi,



Our new feature film, Seeing Rachel is in development. The story focuses on human trafficking and organised crime; it will be shot in Bristol, UK. We are looking to go into production in Spring 2017.



The film is a psychological noir crime drama with the suspense of Hitchcock and the paranoia of Pakula (Klute, All the President's Men, The Parallax View).



Our social media channels are up and running and you can find out more here:…



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Added by Geoff Hall on July 25, 2016 at 3:45pm — No Comments

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