Jesus is a beautiful story – there’s no need to be so “Angry about God”

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first.1 John 4:18-19 Over this past month or so I have spent a great deal of …

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Roe v Wade: not “what to” think but “how to”

My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it? Claiming to have faith can’t save anyone, can it? Imagine a brother or sister who is naked and never has enough food to eat. What if one of you said, “Go in peace! Stay warm! Have a …

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A Big Week for Special Moments (Photo-Friday)

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.James 1:17 - Beks turns nine! Getting under way with Beks' ninth birthday last Saturday, this has been a pretty interesting week. Add in Father's Day, a big birthday for our son Andrew, Beks' first …

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“Foodie Thursday” – including today’s recipe

On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare    a feast of rich food for all peoples,a banquet of aged wine—    the best of meats and the finest of wines.7 On this mountain he will destroy    the shroud that enfolds all peoples,the sheet that covers all nations;8     he will swallow up death forever.The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears    from all faces;he will remove his people’s disgrace    from all the …

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Beks in the Ballet – a parable for our times

[Jesus] called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in …

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The amazing privilege of writing to encourage!

We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.Romans 12:5 Rebekah and I may be officially "retired", but I still have enough writing gigs to keep my attention focused and my freelance career active. One, and probably the most important in terms of keeping my visibility current, is the column …

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Happy #40 Andrew! Plus some Father’s Day reflections

Whoever fears/respects the Lord has a secure fortress,    and for their children it will be a refuge.Proverbs 14:26 It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.3 John 1:3-4 …

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Coming Out… (as a food blogger)!

Okay, so I'll admit it: views, likes, and shares are important. I could insist that this space is exclusively about sharing the Good News, or the privilege of influencing more people in terms of how they think, but - even though both points are absolutely true - I confess there is a little ego somewhere …

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Jesus has no political affiliation, and I’m with him…

Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing!    The faithful have vanished from the earth!Neighbors lie to each other,    speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.Psalm 12 Trust is like rebar, it holds the massive structure that is America together. - NC writer/theologian Derek Maul I have been thinking about faith and politics recently. Not because I …

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Every picture tells a story (11 Photo-Friday images)

The Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east and put there the human he had formed. In the fertile land, the Lord God grew every beautiful tree with edible fruit, and also he grew the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.Genesis 2:8-9 - …

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