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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Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

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 - me and dad, Sunday afternoon One of the things we do when we visit my dad is sing hymns. Both my parents love them, and it is amazing …

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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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Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me?”

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”Philip said, “Lord, …

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Don’t talk about “Glory Days” – God is in the business of doing something new right now!

Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.1 Corinthians 1:31-2:1 "But let the one who boasts boast about this:    that they …

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My parents’ request: “Honor us by living in kindness and grace.”

- Grace and David Maul celebrating 70 years! For this photograph to make any sense, you have to go back to yesterday's post - "Happy Anniversary, Mum and Dad!" - and get an idea of what the past 70 years has looked like for these two. The statistics say that less than one in a …

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“You have one job!”

 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in …

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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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