faith

Renovation, junk, and a sweet August 11 memory

And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” – Revelation 21:5 It’s easy to find something to write about when the grandkids visit (see “Learning from the children: we sure need the help“). The […]

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purple hearts and gratitude

Saturday evening our church (WFPC) was Full to overflowing with the over 400 visitors and volunteers who attended a dinner designed to recognize and honor local veterans who had been decorated with a “Purple Heart” during their military service. In her welcome, Rebekah talked about her uncle Pete’s Purple Heart, earned posthumously after losing his young […]

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“the power equation” and God

Pilate entered his headquarters again and asked Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate then said to him, “Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?” Jesus answered him, “You would have no power over me unless […]

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golf, complete commitment, faith, and going purple

Yesterday’s post turned out to be an interesting phenomenon. Most visitors were able to read the title, see the picture of tonight’s “Presidential Debate” participants, and still understand that the post wasn’t about Republicans, or about Democrats, or partizan, but was designed to encourage all of us to think about how we engage the political process. But the […]

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wrestling with God

A man came and wrestled with Jacob until the dawn began to break. When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket. Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” … Jacob named the place Peniel (which means […]

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