Truth, “retirement”, leaves, Kierkegaard, and run-on sentences

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.1 john 4:16 - gleaning truth in the garden I have noticed an interesting corollary to this life's current craziness, and that is abundant raw material for writing! People (and that …

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knowledge both cosmic and microscopic, temporal and eternal, knowable and unknowable.

But how could God possibly live on earth with people? If heaven, even the highest heaven, can’t contain you, how can this temple that I have built contain you? Lord, my God, listen to your servant’s prayer and request, and hear the cry and prayer that I your servant pray to you.2 Chronicles 6:18-19 Late Friday …

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“Drop thy still dews of quietness, till all our strivings cease…”

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God..."Psalm 46:10 - mum and dad One of the routine activities I do with my dad at his assisted living residence is listening to hymns. It is one of those experiences where the wonder of Internet search technology still blows me away. "What would you like …

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First Sunday in Wilson (Rebekah & Derek really really go to church)

In the beginning was the Word    and the Word was with God    and the Word was God. The Word was with God in the beginning. Everything came into being through the Word,    and without the Word    nothing came into being.What came into being     through the Word was life,    and the life was the light for all people. The light shines in the darkness,    and the …

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The darkness of loss and the light and beauty of hope…

All the hopes and the drams for the future that had been kindled and nurtured through the past years had been wrenched from the cross and sealed in a cold tomb, a burial that signified the end of everything the band of followers cared for. Jesus was not only their hope for the future, he …

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Caiaphas and Peter – both missing the point

So they arrested him and led him to the high priest’s home. And Peter followed at a distance. The guards lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter joined them there. A servant girl noticed him in the firelight and began staring at him. Finally she said, “This man was …

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Fun with taxes! “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar…”

 “Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” His reply completely amazed them.Mark 12:17 One of my least favorite tasks - and I know I am not alone here - is the annual ritual of preparing our taxes. And now, because I take care of my …

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What’s in a Profile Pic?

“The Lord bless you    and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you    and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you    and give you peace.”Numbers 6:24-26 - who am I today....? Someone asked me recently why is it that I change my profile picture so much? Not just on Facebook, but on WordPress and other platforms too. It occurred to me …

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Derek & Rebekah go to church… in Washington

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.Colossians 1:27 The “Derek & Rebekah go to church” series has been on hiatus since late November, when we settled on HMPC and stopped being Sunday morning butterflies. - This …

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Breath of Heaven – the practice of Soul-Full-Ness

- just a beautiful day in Wake Forest, NC Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”“Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never …

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