A “shout-out!” to all caregivers

- mum and dad at the Avendelle assisted living home In everything I have shown you that, by working hard, we must help the weak. In this way we remember the Lord Jesus’ words: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 - with site supervisor Jay My focus today is simple: …

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Sing and make music in your heart

Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19-20 - Rebekah with Patrick Marshall Sunday was a good day. I always enjoy church, and I always enjoy hearing Rebekah preach. But this time we drove almost 400 …

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“You are my God; My times are in your hands.” Notes from Saturday

But I trust in you, Lord;    I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands...Let your face shine on your servant;    save me in your unfailing love. Psalm 31 - with my parents late October So Saturday turned out to be a mix of events, both here in Pennsylvania and at home in Wake Forest. Rebekah has been busy …

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My Covenant with America (voting the mid-terms, 2022)

This is the follow up to my earlier post, "Max (Retriever) says, 'Get out and Vote!'" Rebekah and I made our way to the Wake Forest Community House this morning, crunching freshly fallen colorful leaves as we went, enjoying the bright sunshine and 60-degrees of a perfect fall day. It's an idyllic scene, small-town America …

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Jesus wants our presence, our prayer, our participation, our passion and our priority

From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:16 Today, in the ongoing "Derek and Rebekah go to church" series, I want to talk about why worship is such a central part of our lives. This week was "Commitment …

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Boy Scouts, lathes, life, creativity, pens, golf, community, and more

- Hasentree Golf and Country Club, Wake Forest NC So continue encouraging each other and building each other up, just like you are doing already. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 - North Carolina golfer writer Derek Maul I do not, as a matter of practice, include any advertising in my blog. This space generates enough traffic that …

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“Stop Hunger, feed hope” – Following Jesus to feed the hungry

"Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink... Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these …

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Taking the family home to Folkestone leaves me overwhelmed with emotion and love

- Rebekah and Derek on the hills behind Folkestone Jesus said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19 I have so much to share in today's post. My heart is full to overflowing with emotion, and love, …

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Thoughts and Photos from a Damp Weekend

- receiving 14 new members at HMPC this weekend The Lord did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! Rather, it was simply that the Lord loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is …

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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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