“God is right here in the thick of our day-by-day lives… trying to get messages through our blindness as we move around down here knee-deep in the fragrant muck and misery and marvel of the world.”
F. Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat
Our Great God,
May Your Light shine in this city
And in the hearts of its people. Amen.
Massive treefort in the Catskills of New York.
Contributed by Cory Weidenbach.
I don’t see why not
Using the same old materials of earth, air fire, and water, every twenty-four hours God creates something new out of them. If you think you’re seeing the same show all over again seven times a week, you’re crazy. Every morning you wake up to something that in all eternity never was before and never will be again. And the you that wakes up was never the same before and will never be the same either.
Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC
Creation of the World 1864 by artist Ivan Aivazovsky
On this day in 1986, Columbia Records dropped country legend Johnny Cash after 16 years. In honor of Johnny, LIFE.com presents photos of the one and only Man in Black made for a November 1969 feature in LIFE magazine. See more photos here.
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