The Parable of the Jigsaw Puzzle

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Originally posted on A NEW JESUS: Making Christ Relevant (more) to Us in Today’s Uncertain World: Reaching People and “Finding God”* Inside and OUTSIDE the/of Church: The Parable of the Jigsaw Puzzle

Jesus told parables, sometimes giving interpretations, other times the listeners had to discover the meaning for themselves. Discover the…

The Parable of the Jigsaw Puzzle — WHO IS “THE REAL, THE TRUE, THE LIVING” JESUS?

Craig’s blogs on the “spiritual journey” are at
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Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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Thankfulness & Gratitude

Nice thoughts and well expressed
“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? ….”

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/category/andre-agassi/
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2022/01/13/and-as-imagination-bodies-forth-the-forms-of-things-unknown-the-poets-pen/

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2022/01/20/ernest-hemingway-quotes-goodreads-craigs-quotes/

Hi
Thanks for the follow (+ the ‘likes'(s)
Happy blogging/writing and all the best with your blog
“ sleepy-head” craig (here in “Sleepy Hollow”)

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“It always seems impossible…
until it gets done!”
– Nelson Mandela
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You CAN…if you THINK you can

“Put your fears behind you and your dreams in front of you…always.”

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today
it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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My Life in Our Father's World

In case you do not follow Dr. Michelle Bengston’s blog I have included the link to her latest blog post below.

If your WOTY is thankfulness or gratitude (or a similar word) this is a MUST read.

If you struggle with seeing the good in difficult situations, read this.

If you’re a human on this planet with breath in your lungs…READ IT!

Without further ado, I give you CULTIVATE A GRATEFUL LIFESTYLE

Happy Monday!

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“When you arrive in heaven, let hope, faith and especially love be the wings that carried you there.”

“When (or perhaps if ever) you arrive in heaven, let hope, faith and especially love be the wings that carried you there.”

– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

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Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in.”

CS Lewis

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“Eagles may fly high, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet-engines”

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“Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness.”

A Time for Everything: To Everything there is a season…

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“Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness.”
—Desmond Tutu
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CS LEWIS Thoughts

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4a time […]

A Time for Everything: To Everything there is a season… — WHO IS “THE REAL, THE TRUE, THE LIVING” JESUS?

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Together, one mind, one soul, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant seeds of hope, then march together towards a better future…a far brighter tomorrow

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“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us…”

“Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace”

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inspiring words of wisdom in a letter from mom to me http://www.momsgarden.wordpress.com

“Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace”

“Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace” — BooKs by cRaig loCk

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PRAYER FOR THE WORLD

PRAYER FOR THE WORLD

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May hatred no longer find fertile ground in which to grow.
May all of us feel God’s, the Ultimate Source of Life’s Immeasurable Mercy, Infinite Grace and Love upon each one of us.
Dear God, please, please ignite in our hearts,
in the depths of our souls the spark of Your light.
Let us pursue the Spirit of Truth.
May the WORLD be given a new light:
one of justice, rightiousness and peace,
that will be seared into our hearts,
the sacred fire of freedom, democracy, the spirit of reconciliation and Your forgiveness for past transgressions:
So that the flame of ‘ubuntu‘, the generosity of spirit burns brightly in the heart of all people
A new light of Love that will shine so brightly right across this vast expanse land as a beacon of hope for the future –
Across borders, countries… beyond boundaries and without limits.
May we be forgiven – each one of us.
May our children be blessed.
May we be renewed.
May each one of us be filled with the spirit of the Almighty, the Divine.
In our lives may each ONE of us manifest the glory of God,
that lies within every one of us.
Dear God, please bless Ukraine, the people of Russia and THE WORLD
Amen

Craig Lock (May 2022)
As extracted from PRAYER FOR SOUTH AFRICA (AND ESPECIALLY SOUTHERN AFRICA… AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, ZIMBABWE AND DARFUR IN SUDAN
Author’s Note:
This prayer was originally based on the most inspirational ‘Prayer for America’ by Marianne Williamson (www.marianne.com).

See https://sawriter.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/prayer-for-south-africa-and-especially-southern-africa-and-specifically-zimbabwe-darfur-in-sudan-and-somalia-2/

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Prayer for Ukraine, the Russian people and the WORLD

Well then, as my dear mom often used to say to me

“Get crackn/weav’n …and start writing then, kraik”

following on from


+ https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/2021/06/03/prayer-for-south-africa-and-especially-southern-africa-and-specifically-zimbabwe-darfur-in-sudan-and-somalia-books-by-craig-lock/from

from a ‘Google’ (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)

https://www.google.com/search?q=prayer+for+South+africa+craig+lock&rlz=1C1YTUH_enNZ931NZ931&oq=prayer+for+South+africa+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57j33i160l4.25103j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

#And by that I mean God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both …

 ‘Let us reach for the world that ought to be’ 

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand


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