One of the great resources in the Bible that we can turn to when we are in need of encouragement…
Something to Think About
Inspirational 60-second stories from Dr. Bob Long. These spots are designed to bring a word of encouragement to the community.
But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
Please take a moment and look at the pictures shared in the link below, I promise you’ll be glad you did. The pictures are the work of photographer Stefan Draschan. He put together a series of pictures of people who “match” the artwork they are looking at. I find it beautiful, humorous, and touching. I am not sure if the series is entitled, “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” or perhaps “Art Imitates Life” but either of those would be appropriate. What I truly loved about his work is that human beings are inspiring works of art in and of themselves.
Last Thursday evening I had an opportunity to attend an awards banquet for the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. I was there in support of our Senior Pastor, Dr. Long, who was receiving the Distinguished Ecumenist Award for his ecumenical work across all denominations and faith traditions. It was a great time to celebrate the work that the Oklahoma Conference of Churches does to bring groups together and promote a message of love and kindness.
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