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Winding Down . . . Ramping Up

It has been my great privilege to be on a Sabbatical leave for three months during the summer of 2018.  I want to thank the First Baptist Church of Columbus, and the Lilly endowed Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations for making this time possible.

The theme of my time away has been “Framing a New Picture for Ministry” with one area of focus being photography.  So, I thought I would share a few of my favorite pictures from the travels and discoveries of the summer.  If you click on the picture you will often find a caption.

The first collage are photos taken in Scotland. 

Photos from Ireland

London Days

Canadian Rockies & Family Time

On My Own

It’s been a great summer with a couple of adventures yet to go.  Thanks for taking some time to look at my photography.

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Framing a New Picture – Part 2 (Passage Ways)

4B8C31C8-CB8E-478A-8F14-3E70BDBF2385One of the things that continues to catch my eye as we traverse the lands of Scotland and Ireland are the many photogenic passage ways that come into view. I’ve included a few pictures in this post to illustrate what we’ve seen.

Initially these registered as scenic paths or walkways leading us toward a new destination or discovery.  But in time I came to see the deeper passage ways pilgrims

of faith have followed in their pursuit of hope, answers and reassurance in life’s challenges. Truly we are not so different today as we continue to seek paths to God and our own faithful discipleship.

These moments in time are helping me reframe my thinking along the way as to how  to articulate the One who is “The Way” to others in our world filled with round-abouts (something Europe loves) and dead end choices.

I invite you to identify the everyday passage ways you see before you today and consider the paths you are choosing.

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