45th Parallel

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Welcome to the second annual 45th Parallel Contest! The 45th Parallel is a blog series which explores spiritual parallels in everyday sights. I invite you to enter the contest March 1-31, 2015 and compete for one of three prizes: First Place:                $30 Second Place:         […]

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“The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.” (Psalm 97:5, NIV) A fire blazed in our fireplace as Tim and I dreamed and prayed with new friends. A couple of candlesticks burned before the fire. At the end of the evening, this was the result. The fire melted the candle, […]

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Hello friends, It was a fun and exciting year. I ‘m eager to share with you my four most popular blog posts in 2014. Want the insider’s track on how to win a cash prize in the 45th Parallel contest, come March 2015?  Pick up a tip or two from the 2014 winners here: Announcing The […]

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This week I’m pleased to announce the first international 45th Paralleler for this blog—delightful Liz Herrington, from Cambridgeshire, England, on the 52nd parallel.  Liz writes: I took this picture a few weeks ago.  The moat of the Tower is full of ceramic poppies, one for every British serviceman who died in the Great War.  The […]

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It was 5:30 on a clear-as-blue-glass-sky June morning. Photographers hailed tethered hot air balloons preparing to launch at the Tigard, Oregon Festival of Balloons. The seventeen heaven-bound balloons beamed at us, every color of the rainbow. Soon, the red, yellow, orange, blue, purple, green, and gold orbs lit up the morning sky. Gas heats air […]

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Susan Ward, of Littleton Colorado, won third place in The 45th with this picture she took in San Diego. Susan says the Scriptures  best speak of the golden sunrise which proclaims God’s glories.   Susan writes, “All the words I can think of to add to draw a parallel are insignificant to His:” “And as far […]

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Congratulations to inspiring guest blogger Anthony Otten of Erlanger, Kentucky. A New Jacob’s Ladder is the second-place winner of The 45th Parallel Contest.  Tony took this picture of clouds above his home. The clouds inspire a series of questions:  In what ways are God’s ways ours? Is it natural to see things from an earthly perspective – […]

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Today’s guest blog post was written by one of two first-place winners of The 45th Parallel Contest. Talented photographer and writer Nancey West shares with us a spiritual parallel about a hyacinth she spotted between daylily leaves in her yard. ~>~>~>~>~>~> Following a cold, a snowy winter I stood on my deck and soaked up […]

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Today’s blog post is one of two first-place winners of The 45th Parallel Contest. Talented photographer and writer Joanna Echols is senior associate editor of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. >~>~>~>~>~>~>~>            What I’m about to tell you is true. Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it […]

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Today I’m pleased to announce the winners of the first 45th Parallel Contest. The entries for the contest featured fresh, inspiring photos and truths about our relationship with the Lord.  (The date that follows each indicates the date to be published on the blog.)  There was a tie for first place. First place:  Joanna Echols – […]

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