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From The Branches Blog

Facebook Theology & Kingdom Responsibility

thingshappenforareasonquotesIt seems the whole world is online these days. Well, except for that one, dear woman in my congregation who talks about the internet as if it’s a fad she just has to wait out. But these days, she is the exception.

Most everyone who has access to the World Wide Web, goes there. As well they should! There are so many benefits that the internet affords us and so many positive ways we can use it. I personally benefit from online education, from staying connected with long-distance friends through email and …



Imprecision, or What We Can Learn from the Solstice



So, I thought that I would look up the term “solstice” and find some quick and easy way of connecting it to this photo of the Solstice Paddle at Hallet’s Cove this year…. I mean, we do use the term twice every year and we do look forward to it both times – so surely we understand it precisely, right?

Ah, but never is life as precise as we expect it – and what could be more living than the planet we ride upon in our travels around the sun? So, naturally, …



Photography as Spiritual Practice

900px-Disco_ball_with_reflections_103_Bin in GartenMy journey into photography as a spiritual practice began in Poudre Canyon, northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado. I traveled this gorgeous river canyon at a time when I was facing a major crossroads in my life. The joy of photographing Poudre River allowed me to let go of my concerns and struggles in decision making. I sank into the beauty of the scenery and the peaceful presence of the Spirit as I recorded images of the river. The photographic experience absorbed me completely that morning.

When I turned off the …