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Timothy Wayne Good (Tiwago)
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Throughout these eight long years
of cancerous hate, and racist venom,
of machiavellian machinations, and
sabotage by partisan obstructionism,
you stood before us,
you stood up for us,
you stood beside us!

Throughout these eight short years
of thoughtful, responsible governance,
of unselfish, selfless servant-leadership,
of spiritually discerning aforethought,
you held and lifted us,
you wiped our tears,
you were the grownup!

Thank you for being the better man.
Thank you for being a faithful man.
Thank you for your grace and dignity.
Thank you for your respect and care.

I'll miss your smiles and your twinkle.
I'll miss your crooning and bad dad-jokes.
I'll miss your humility and bad mom-jeans.
I'll miss Michelle so very (VERY) much,
as I'll miss our Sasha and miss our Malia,
and everyone's Uncle Joe, the living meme.

Well done good and faithful servant:
hail
and
farewell,
Sir.

~ Tiwago

Well done good and faithful servant: giving thanks for the 44th President of these United States of America, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, at the changing of the guard - Inauguration Day 2017.
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Sorry folks, don't know why my mug is on here instead of President Obamas!
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deep within my soul
lie the sleeping seeds of spring
- i feel dead inside

~ tiwago
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Bricks Photograph by Tim Good
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#inauguration2017

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him. In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.

In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face.

Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.

Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.

Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1-21‬ ‭MSG‬‬
http://bible.com/97/rom.12.1-21.msg
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Come Together!
"Come together, right now, over me." (Saints John of Lennon and Paul the McCartney) It is written in First Corinthians, Chapter One, Verses Ten to Eighteen (aka One Corinthian): I beg you! My divided brothers and sisters (my fellow Americans, Christians, pe...
Annotated lectionary reading (1 Cor. 1:10-18).
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still pond iced over /
bull and chorus frogs abide /
i remember spring ~ tiwago
#iKu #haiku http://iku-app.com
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Last winter was hard on us! During a lull in a blizzard, I was able to get the shot of my barn that I envisioned. http://pixels.com/featured/santas-barn-tim-good.html
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Just when you think political life in American couldn’t get more bizarre, it does. We all (supposedly) know fake news when we see it, unless it agrees with our own political beliefs. Then it must be true. David Uberti at ...
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Tim, thanks for sharing!
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Ice-Storm
The windows are encrusted in a crystal coat of ice,       and I can not see outside. The steps are glazed, the sidewalk is made treacherous,       the cars are encased, the roads are unsafe. Before I go out to deal with it, to cope with it, to address it   ...
The windows are encrusted in a crystal coat of ice, and I can not see outside. The steps are glazed, the sidewalk is made treacherous, the cars are encased, the roads are unsafe. Before I go out to deal with it, t...
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I tell stories: photography; poetry; and preaching.
Introduction
Retired archaeologist and governmental tree-hugger. I'm a: United Methodist lay pulpit supply preacher; semi-professional photographer; and poet.
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Gracious wife, upright son and daughter-in-law, and two truly exceptional (imho) grandchildren!
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Photographer, Poet, and Preacher
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