There are places (and people too) that are good for my soul

Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God.1 John 4:7 - Keith, Resi, Rebekah Monday evening, five weeks into Rebekah's challengingly slow healing process, we drove out to our friends' home in Lake Royale for a long, relaxed dinner on their …

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How wide, how long, how high, and how deep

- HMPC Sunday morning (note the "Holy Spirit ribbons!") I pray that Christ will live in your hearts because of your faith. I pray that your life will be strong in love and be built on love. And I pray that you and all God’s holy people will have the power to understand the greatness of …

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Stop Standing Around and Looking Up! Pentecost Sunday

After Jesus said these things, as they were watching, he was lifted up and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going away and as they were staring toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood next to them. They said, “Galileans, why are you standing here, looking toward heaven?" Acts 1:9-11 Pentecost. …

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so filled with light and love that it spills over

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see …

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Hope and promise and belief hold more truth than fear….

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.Ephesians 1:18 - Geoffrey!! It's already a little late in the day for my Monday post, so I'm going to rely on …

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from Bahrain to Miami, my grandkids inspire me!

- World Citizen "Mr. T." in Bahrain We have many parts in one body, but the parts don’t all have the same function. In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other. We have different gifts that are consistent with God’s grace that …

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Lowering the Temperature: practical steps we can take to bring peace

Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.Hebrews …

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“Unless you change and become like the children”

- my parents getting to see their beautiful great grandchildren! 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 …

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Singing hymns with “The Ancients” next door

Show me your ways, Lord,    teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me,    for you are God my Savior,    and my hope is in you all day long.Psalm 25:4-5 Each evening it has become my routine (as part of getting dad ready for the night) to sit down at my parents' piano and play a couple of hymns. …

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Finally, 8-months on, I pull the trigger!

- HMPC Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built …

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