A Word From The Sponsor~July 31

Isaiah 61:3

Isaiah 61:3

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When the Wasteland of Illusion Falls Away

Wasteland of illusion

Photo by Beth Odell

A Wish

My wish this year has been to slow down, watch and become aware, Joyful, accountable. Then to wander, embrace with gentleness, and wait. Always waiting. Watching, nose pressed to the window.

Artist: Michael Gungor Band

365 Days

colored rainToday I reflect on another year gone by.
365 days of living and loving,
of rising and falling,
of questioning and answering,
of sharing and safeguarding,
of learning and stretching,
of succeeding and stumbling,
of laughing and mourning,
of giving and receiving,
of resting and moving,
of planning and leaping,
(of posting and reading)
of being surprised and amazed,
challenged and humbled.
Thank You for such a wonderful gift.
Thank You for another day lived.

By Patricia Woodside

start each day

Wholehearted Living~Rex Pemberton~July 28

For awhile, Thursdays will provide a  Because of Grace Wholehearted Living Story

In 1885, Clinton Thomas Dent, president of the Alpine Club, suggested that climbing Mount Everest was possible in his book  Above the Snow Line.  On 31 May 2005 Rex Pemberton, at age 21 became the youngest Australian to climb Mt. Everest. Rex’s love of challenging heights began early. By the age of 10 Rex wanted to climb every hill and mountain he could find, by 16 hewas on an expedition to Bolivia and Peru where he climbed 6,025-meter Mt. Huclca Huclca.

Before he could even step foot on Everest, Rex had to overcome the financial challenge of raising in excess of $100,000 from cynical sponsors. He also had to find a climbing team he could trust in such a demanding environment. His sister Caroline, a future Miss Austrailia wrote some of his climbing updates from basecamp.

The effect on the human body in a hostile, high-altitude environment has been described by Rex as ‘taking one breath feels like you are running back-to-back marathons and then swimming 50m pool lengths.’ But, as Rex said,

I am connecting with the mountain, I am not battling her

What mountains do you need to connect with instead of battle?

This is a 6 minute video highlights of his climb

Prayer for Today…

tassle prayer

Photo by Helen, text Phil Ware sermon, 7-10-11

Must Remind Myself

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