Jesus has no political affiliation, and I’m with him…

Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing!    The faithful have vanished from the earth!Neighbors lie to each other,    speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts.Psalm 12 Trust is like rebar, it holds the massive structure that is America together. - NC writer/theologian Derek Maul I have been thinking about faith and politics recently. Not because I …

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Our grandchildren shine! (and here’s why)

Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.Philippians 2:15b-16a Today's blog entry is a "proud granddaddy" post. Most of the time the stuff I write about David, Beks, Geoffrey, and Mr. T. is focused on family; but today I have something about school. David …

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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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If not now, when? Harsh realities beg hard questions

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.    And what does the Lord require of you?To act justly and to love mercy    and to walk humbly with your God.Micah 6:8 - victims of politicians' inaction Over the past few days I have heard from people I know and people I don't know; readers who tend to agree with me and …

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“Above all else, guard your heart” (the problem with my progressive lenses)

Above all else, guard your heart,    for everything you do flows from it.Proverbs 4:23 - Derek Maul Sometimes, watching this world through the windows of various media, news outlets, magazine pages etcetera, digital, video, audio, print and more, I try to remind myself that I am not so much an observer of actual life as a consumer …

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If we know their stories we can erase time (1928-2106 and beyond…)

- David and Beks with Geoffrey at the Science Museum (photo by Naomi Campbell) All Jesus did that day was tell stories—a long storytelling afternoon. His storytelling fulfilled the prophecy:I will open my mouth and tell stories;I will bring out into the open    things hidden since the world’s first day.Matthew 13:34-35 This morning I want to …

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I believe God walks with us through the valley, rather than organizing a detour

(The boy's father said), "But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”Mark 9:22-24 - NC writer Derek Maul Sometimes I like to find a photograph - typically one that …

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A Few Amazing Photographs and a Little American Pride

- DC from Arlington I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.1 Timothy 2:1-2 If you have been reading the past few days then you already know about our weekend …

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Don’t let cynicism and negativity take the upper hand. Good News is Real!

We are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives.Ephesians 2:10 - Believe the Good News! I am probably not the only social commentator who has noticed the insistent, persistent spirit of negativity, cynicism, and pessimism that seems …

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From Smart Phones to Carrier Pigeons (when more tech is the last thing you need!)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 - at the Verizon store Today has been another one of those busy busy busy days - all details and logistics, stuff to iron out, problems to solve, no time for any writing. …

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