Looking into today through the correct lens

- earlier this summer: eyes wide open for God's glory and goodness Be good to your servant while I live,    that I may obey your word. Open my eyes that I may see    wonderful things in your law. Psalm 119:17-18 - trying to keep my eyes open Frequent flyers in this space will know I usually post every day. …

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Peace in the Landscape of “Retirement” (R-words in the Garden)

You are a garden fountain,    a well of flowing water    streaming down from Lebanon. Song of Songs 4:15 I may be experiencing some extra aches and pains in my joints, and popping a few more ibuprofen than usual, but the good news is that Rebekah and I are out there in the garden, actually making progress, and it …

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Click here to make your world a little brighter (Photo-Friday)

For the beauty of the earthFor the beauty of the skiesFor the love which from our birthOver and around us liesOver and around us lies Lord of all, to thee we raiseThis our joyful hymn of praise John Rutter - David and Grace Today I'm happy to share a few images of actual people! Those …

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If we learned to listen maybe we wouldn’t judge so quickly….

 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19-20 - North Carolina writer Derek Maul This morning's post could easily be a book. So, instead, I'm going to keep it short. I …

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Last Details Coming together for England Trip!

“I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world." [Socrates, As quoted in Plutarch] - ready to travel! Three months ago I shared, with great excitement, the beginnings of our plans for an October trip to the U.K ("Making Travel Plans - so excited!"). Now, unbelievably, our flight from RDU …

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Gardening with Rebekah: We Simply Must Take Better Care of this Good Earth

- all this is about to be destroyed 😦 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. Genesis 1:31 - Rebekah with the Cobbs in their garden Sometimes, especially in the big-picture world of ideological give and take, it's easy to get caught …

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“I will not let you go!” Rebekah has the opportunity to preach again.

Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” Genesis 32:26-28 - Rebekah blessing the congregation The best I …

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Sunday morning preaching – and how our garden reminds me of church

I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride;    I have gathered my myrrh with my spice.I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey;    I have drunk my wine and my milk Song of Songs 5:1 Over the years the garden has been a recurring theological theme in my writing. It's kind of funny because I am …

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A few more photos, and “hats off” to the Queen’s loyal staff

It's looking to be a busy Saturday, so my post this morning will simply be a handful more images you all may enjoy from this week. First, the photograph from the procession when Queen Elizabeth's coffin was moved from Buckingham palace to Westminster. Her majesty's senior household staff - often overlooked in all the noise, …

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“We salute You” – Grace Maul turns 91 (photos and prayers)

All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal …

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