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F A M I L Y P H O T O S<br />

BY BEN SHURTLIFF, SENIOR PASTOR<br />

I absolutely love the<br />

photo that was<br />

taken for our<br />

rededication<br />

weekend! Thank<br />

you St. Cloud<br />

photography! It<br />

reminds me of<br />

times I had as a kid<br />

looking through<br />

family photo albums<br />

on the floor next to<br />

my grandparent’s<br />

fireplace in the front<br />

room of their home.<br />

My siblings and I<br />

would go through<br />

photo album after<br />

photo album and<br />

look at photos of<br />

our dad as a baby,<br />

then boy, then<br />

young adult. The<br />

photographic family<br />

progression and<br />

smiling familiar<br />

faces always<br />

produced a warm<br />

nostalgic feeling and<br />

a sense of<br />

belonging. When I<br />

look at the photo we<br />

just took, I catch<br />

myself staring at it<br />

and going face by<br />

face, saying “Oh,<br />

there he is,” and<br />

“There she is,” and<br />

“Oh, look at that!<br />

They made it for the<br />

photo!” That same<br />

warm nostalgic

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