Seventeen from seventeen.

Sixteen frames of sixteen were here,

and fifteen from fifteen here,

and fourteen from fourteen here,

and as year after year, as limbs extend and dreams unfold, I hope to continue this rhythm of reflection for the reason I shared most from the deepest places of my heart here.

See, they're more than just pictures to me.

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Because as I've said it before, I'll say it again,

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my Savior Himself was a storyteller,

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His parables holding existence's greatest miracles within simple words

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just as He held the greatest love within His life.

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And if these images can hold just a glimmer of the Light He is to us,

if they can hold the words of gratitude within our story's trials and valleys we walk daily,

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I'll keep framing, I'll keep making, I'll keep singing this song, our anthem,

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that despite our continued shortcomings and setbacks,

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in the midst of real heartbreak

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and the simply unexplainable,

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Truth

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and Grace

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and Breath

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and Hope

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are real

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and found

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in Christ alone.

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“In Christ alone my hope is found;He is my light, my strength, my song;

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This cornerstone, this solid ground,Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.What heights of love, what depths of peace,

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When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!My comforter, my all in all—Here in the love of Christ I stand.

-In Christ Alone

2017
2017

More of our daily musings here.

And the stories behind the seventeen images above can be found here.

"This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God's inner sanctuary."Hebrews 6:19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ch6eXkQWU8