24 responses to Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos)
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    Linda
    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 10th, 2015 at 05:06)

    Thanks, great pictures, great Scriptures.

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    Gayle Grabowski
    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 10th, 2015 at 05:12)

    I really enjoyed how you put this together! This post has become one I will refer to when I need to be reminded of His love and mercy. Thank you so much for sharing. I trust you are safe, and hope spring is starting to show its face where you are!

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 10th, 2015 at 06:48)

    Loved seeing the pictures and reading the scriptures that was used with each of the pictures.

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    Comment on Thank you... (March 10th, 2015 at 06:53)

    Thank you...

    Erik, thank you for this opportunity to share the intersecting of two of my greatest passions — my love of scripture, and my interest in the Amish. As always, it’s an honor to be a contributing part of Amish America.

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    randy
    Comment on Traveling to Church Pictures (March 10th, 2015 at 11:19)

    Traveling to Church Pictures

    Don, as a fellow photographer, I enjoyed looking at your pictures.

    I am so looking for some new ways to simplify my life. In fact, just lately we moved from a large city to a much smaller top and we now actually live in a log cabin on almost 5 acres of wooded hillside. My family and I were so tired of big city living. We are “Christians,” but … I am still hoping to find something that will move me more inside myself. I can see the “logic” of believing in the Bible, but … I really want to “feel” more, something to become more involved in, esp. something “from the heart.” Your pictures help me to see what others are doing more plainly. Thanks for sharing.

    randy

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      Naomi Wilson
      Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 10th, 2015 at 13:25)

      Randy, I just want to encourage you to keep seeking after the truth. My husband and I were in a position just like yours. We had moved back to our home state after several years in Miami, Fl and bought a homestead on three acres. The Lord brought a long series of failures, disappointments, and realizations into our lives, so that several years ago we decided to place our faith entirely in Jesus Christ, and accept that God’s word as revealed in scripture is literal (not allegorical as we had previously believed) and inerrant. Total peace and security came into our lives, and shortly thereafter He led us to a (plain Anabaptist) Christian church of born again believers.

      The New Testament emphasizes over and over that the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, and that salvation comes from God in response to the faith of the believer. When the Holy Spirit enters your life, you will know!

      Peace be with you.

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        randy
        Comment on Naomi, thank-you for your reply (March 10th, 2015 at 13:43)

        Naomi, thank-you for your reply

        Naomi:

        Thanks so much for your encouragement. Another issue I have is lack of patience. It’s not that I “want everything now,” but … well, I know I need much more patience. Also, I feel like I’m at times a “captive” to the TV & the computer. I know I need to “take some time off” from ’em. Another thing i’m so looking forward to is to see spring coming in here. I know it’ll be beautiful … and we have a large porch, a couple of rocking chairs and a couple of porch swings, both of which I’m sure will be much used.

        randy

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      Comment on I hear you, Randy... (March 10th, 2015 at 14:15)

      I hear you, Randy...

      Randy, thanks for your kind remarks. I can relate to your thinking vs. feeling description. I am by nature far more the thinker than the feeler, and often my “Christian service” can tend to be more mechanical than relational. When that happens there is still the “blessing” of avoiding all the consequences of sin and wrong choices that go with it; but until we get relational, the warmth of feeling important to someone (or, Someone) we genuinely highly esteem — what, that just goes missing.

      Sometimes there is a need to de-clutter (as you say you’re doing), or at least re-prioritize. Just this week I worked through prioritizing a Responsibility List for myself, and was somewhat ashamed that I find that I spend so much time and effort on low priority things and leave the greater things hanging.

      And remember this, too: Feelings always follow our thinking/choices — and not vice versa. “Stink’n think’n” will produce stinky feelings. But letting our feeling pull the train is a bad decision as well. If we get our head wrapped around the truth and commit our thinking and choice to following that truth, then in due time the feelings will follow right along. As I often say, feelings make a great caboose, but a lousy locomotive.

      If you would like to talk to me in private about some of this, feel free to email me at OzarkInspirations-at-hotmail-dot-com.

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        randy
        Comment on Thanks to Don (March 11th, 2015 at 11:13)

        Thanks to Don

        Don:
        Thanks for your input. I do appreciate it.
        randy

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    randy
    Comment on Correction to prior post (March 10th, 2015 at 11:22)

    Correction to prior post

    Above I said in part “… to a much smaller top …” and meant “town” instead of “top.”

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    lincolnlady1121
    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 10th, 2015 at 12:01)

    Really beautiful pictures and I really enjoy the scriptures with them. It makes me stop and think. Look at life different.

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 10th, 2015 at 13:06)

    Thank you for this post. It made for a nice devotional with my children this morning.

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    ShipshewanaIndiana
    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 10th, 2015 at 14:38)

    Great pictures Don. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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    AlmostAmish
    Comment on Sunday Morning Traveling to Church photos (March 10th, 2015 at 14:59)

    Sunday Morning Traveling to Church photos

    I can just feel the peaceful crispness of the air in these photos. Thank you so much for sharing them with us! I can only imagine how wonderful the day was for them as they traveled to spend Sunday with family and friends!

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    Jerry
    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 10th, 2015 at 16:51)

    These are really good photos. They capture the spirit of the day. In pic #13 is that building on the left a school or a church building or both?

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      Comment on Building... (March 10th, 2015 at 17:29)

      Building...

      Jerry, I assuming that you’re talking about the picture with the green-roofed barn on the right. To be honest, I don’t know for sure what that building is — but I’m almost positive that it is neither a school nor a church. As best I can tell from looking at my pictures and Google Earth, it’s just one of the buildings on the home place where the Amish church service was held that day.

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    Kathy Rowe
    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 10th, 2015 at 17:44)

    Thanks for sharing the photos Don and Erik. I enjoyed them!

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    Comment on Peaceful images and thinking (March 11th, 2015 at 18:53)

    Peaceful images and thinking

    A wonderful photo essay! I’ve seen but not photographed Sunday evening trips when the young join together. So different and yet the same!

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    c.j.
    Comment on Beautiful (March 11th, 2015 at 23:00)

    Beautiful

    Loved the photos and scriptures that you have put together. Thank you for sharing your gift! Blessings…..

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 12th, 2015 at 12:57)

    As usual, I sure feel for the horses. That hill looks so steep!

    Beautiful photos & meaningful scripture…an inspiration, for sure. Thank you!

    Alice Mary

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    Loretta Shumpert
    Comment on Many thanks (March 13th, 2015 at 05:13)

    Many thanks

    What a blessing to me this morning to read these scriptures before I start my day, along with photos that “put me there” in my mind. One verse in particular will stick with me and I will ponder it and allow it to comfort me as I seek to live each day for the Lord.

    Thanks Don, thanks Erik for all that you do.

    PS Erik, what is meant by “Notify me of new posts by email” (I’m already getting each post by email.

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    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 13th, 2015 at 20:04)

    Don, I really love these photos & scriptures… You should create a book. Just lovely!

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      Comment on Thanks... (March 15th, 2015 at 22:44)

      Thanks...

      Thanks Kim — and thanks EVERYONE — for your kind compliments.

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    Adair
    Comment on Sunday Morning: Traveling to Church (16 Photos) (March 5th, 2017 at 19:12)

    These are wonderful!

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