Tag Archives: Jim Forney

Beauty in Aloneness

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After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, – Matthew 14:23 (NIV)

Jesus was always connecting to his heavenly Father in prayer. The gospel accounts record that he would often be found in a lonely place praying. The pattern is pretty clear—Jesus found renewal in prayer. As Christians, why would we think any differently? We are quick to do bible studies—even studies on prayer—but do we pray? To walk in the ways of Jesus is to seek God in prayer (David Whitehead).

Reflection: If Christ needed time alone with his father, surely we do also.

Another photograph by Jim Forney.

January 5, 2016

Fall in Roanoke

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Another Jim Forney photograph. I talked with him and his wife, Rhea, last Sunday at church about sharing these photographs. Generously, he is allowing me to share them where and whenever. I am so blessed to have him in my life.

Rhea laughingly told me that when the family is driving down the road, suddenly Jimmy will stop the car, jump out, and start to take pictures. Jimmy and Rhea have two children which they bring to church every Sunday. When I seem them, my faith in the next couple of generations is renewed.

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Believe it or not, Jimmy takes all these photographs with a cell phone camera!

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Flowing River

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This beautiful photograph of a flowing stream was taken by Jim Forney, a friend at SJLC. What a talented, God-fearing man he is.

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