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A month ago, I was asked to create an online Advent photo calendar for The Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. The UMC has been all over the news this year as we struggle with doctrine relating to the inclusion of LGBT persons in the life of the church. During one of our sessions we broke into groups (1,200 of us) to discuss and not debate our feelings, beliefs, frustrations, and whatever else we were experiencing in regard to where we are and where we are going. I believe all people are loved by God and should be fully welcomed into the church exactly as they are.

Each of these groups was asked at the conclusion to pick one word that described the process. From these words, 26 were chosen. I was asked to pick a scripture lesson that addressed each word, write a devotional piece and prayer, and attach a photo to each. The devotions and prayers were to address our ongoing struggles in the context of the coming of Christ, born in Bethlehem, and coming again to bring justice and shalom. 

So, for those of you who are Christian (or do the Santa thing), "Merry Christmas." For those who are Jewish, "Happy Chanukah." For those who celebrate it, "Happy Kwanzaa." And if you don't celebrate these--well enjoy the lights and the pie! To all of you I wish "Shalom:" peace, wholeness, contentment, prosperity, justice, and joy! 

bwcumc.org/devotional-2014/
Click on the photo to access the daily devotion and prayer.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: the dishwasher
  • Reading: e-mail
  • Watching: sleeping dogs
  • Playing: procrastination
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
watching and waiting by tiny-sparrow
watching and waiting
Most of my postings feature birds or cemeteries. So what could be better than a red-tailed hawk on a very tall cross? He wouldn't let me come any closer, so I shot this from a distance looking down from a higher part of the cemetery. Louden Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.
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Terri
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Out on a limb: that describes my life these days. A bird on a wire. But it's just like Will Rogers said, “You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.”

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Matthew 10

Current Residence: Gerrardstown, WV
Favourite genre of music: Classical, Blues, Bluegrass, Granola Head
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Dorthea Lange. the one I love
Favourite style of art: Whatever calls my name
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Bullwinkle
Personal Quote: To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, William Blake
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A month ago, I was asked to create an online Advent photo calendar for The Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. The UMC has been all over the news this year as we struggle with doctrine relating to the inclusion of LGBT persons in the life of the church. During one of our sessions we broke into groups (1,200 of us) to discuss and not debate our feelings, beliefs, frustrations, and whatever else we were experiencing in regard to where we are and where we are going. I believe all people are loved by God and should be fully welcomed into the church exactly as they are.

Each of these groups was asked at the conclusion to pick one word that described the process. From these words, 26 were chosen. I was asked to pick a scripture lesson that addressed each word, write a devotional piece and prayer, and attach a photo to each. The devotions and prayers were to address our ongoing struggles in the context of the coming of Christ, born in Bethlehem, and coming again to bring justice and shalom. 

So, for those of you who are Christian (or do the Santa thing), "Merry Christmas." For those who are Jewish, "Happy Chanukah." For those who celebrate it, "Happy Kwanzaa." And if you don't celebrate these--well enjoy the lights and the pie! To all of you I wish "Shalom:" peace, wholeness, contentment, prosperity, justice, and joy! 

bwcumc.org/devotional-2014/
Click on the photo to access the daily devotion and prayer.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: the dishwasher
  • Reading: e-mail
  • Watching: sleeping dogs
  • Playing: procrastination
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

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Thank you so very much, my friend for the most recent favourite!  :bow:
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Thanks for the favourite :)
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Thanks so much for the fave, always appreciated. Have a safe New Year.
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Thank you so very much for adding my images to your favourites - I have missed being here and am hoping to post new work soon! :bow:
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Thanks for the fav's! :)
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Thanks for the fave..its much appreciated..;-)..!!
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Thank you so much for adding my [link] Duality to your fave collection.

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