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8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

~Tyndale House Publishers: Holy Bible : New Living Translation. 2nd ed. Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers, 2004, S. Php 4:8-9


This is my goal.  This final thing.  To fix my thinking--in focus and quality.  Reading this section of Scripture again I see it requires community.  At least a substantial plurality of thinkers (God included, yes, but all my brothers and sisters) working together pursuing the highest of 'whats': truth, honor, justice/correctness, purity, intense and awe inspiring pleasure for every sense across the spectrum of experience, and that which lifts each of us a distance above what we all know we are (oh, how I treasure the heroes I have in the past and now witness).  No, this endeavor is not new but it feels most necessary for me now.  So.  Here we go--those who will travel with me--let's think.  Not about the frail fictions we might create but let's wrap our minds and apply the effort it takes to move completely through each thought when it is clear to us that it deserves our attention and the quality of the object of our investigation is bouncing off the ceiling of our ever-increasing (hopefully) realizations.


Now, working with what we have, no matter how meager, let's pull together and sharpen one another.


What do you think?




Wedding Highlight

Amanda Lynn Herrington & Patrick Michael O'Leary declared their love for one another with family and friends at the Thompson Barn facility in Lenexa, KS at a beautiful outdoor wedding on October 24, 2014.

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Website developed by one of their dear friends and my eldest son, Brandon Roche. He is a valued team member at our company, Strategy, LLC. Find the site here.

PREPARE/ENRICH

Recently, Belinda Kendall, a Founder and Pastor at Indian Creek Community Church and a dear friend;* invited me to consider conducting a PREPARE/ENRICH (P/E) Group Program with her.  The P/E Group Program developers Peter Larson & Amy Olson-Sigg and veteran Seminar Director Luke Nelson have worked to provide certified P/E counselors, like Belinda and me at Indian Creek, all the tools needed to help you and your spouse.  I said that I would be honored to help! 

If you participate you could 

  • assess and explore the depth, breadth, and qualities of your relationship in a safe and encouraging environment
  • join with a number of other couples connected to Indian Creek in creating and implementing a better relationship plan
  • see improvement that comes with understanding the content, and effectively utilizes the components, of our planned Group P/E Program

We want your help to implement the best P/E experience.  Help us maximize the impact of the groups we plan to host in the near future.  You are invited to share your questions and ideas concerning P/E groups at Indian Creek.  Review www.prepare-enrich.com for more information and contact me using the form to the right on this page. Thank you!

By God's grace and in His love,

Ed Roche, Minister

PS If you are ready to sign up already--just say so in the Short Note section! We'll send you details as soon as we finalize them.

*Belinda's husband, Gary Kendall, Founder and Lead Pastor at ICCC and all of their family we have come to know across the years are also dear friends! We thank God for them!  Find out more about Indian Creek at www.indiancreek.org.

 

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