Olive the reasons I took my picture with an olive.

Olive pic

Here are olive the reasons I posed for a picture with an olive.

I needed to liven up my picture, so I put an olive in it! “Even when seen from near, the olive shows a hue of far away.”  –Richard Wilbur

“Everything has two sides — the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.” “We have been so blinded by thinking and feeling that we have never seen the world.” –Olive Schreiner

I’ve always liked green olives! Now I have a pic to prove it. “Peace puts forth her olive everywhere.” –Shakespeare

“I am like a green olive tree in the house of God” –Psalm 52:8

“Who we really are shows up between extending the olive branch and waiting to see if it is received.” –Bonnie Lyn Smith

“Some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root.” –Romans 11:17

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”  –Habakkuk 3:17-18

The freedom of the Spirit at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville, Tennessee releases much creativity and joy. Come and see.

The end. Now olive you alone.


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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