“Rebekah and Derek Go to Church” – in a wheelchair

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”Frederick Buechner He heals the brokenhearted    and binds up their wounds.He determines the number of the stars    and calls them each by name.Great is our Lord and mighty in power;    his understanding has no limit.Psalm 147:3-5 When I started this "Derek …

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Nine images, nine prayers of gratitude – #PhotoFriday

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.James 1:12 This week may have been dominated by my parents' 70th wedding anniversary; but - as per usual - there was so much more …

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Praying- not talking

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.”Jeremiah 29:12-14 Yesterday I went back to …

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Don’t slouch! Holy Week is all about “standing” in the good news

- Leonardo Da Vinci The Last Supper Brothers and sisters, I want to call your attention to the good news that I preached to you, which you also received and in which you stand. You are being saved through it if you hold on to the message I preached to you, unless somehow you believed it …

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Is Anxiety a Sin?

- Rebekah tending the garden - one of places God meets me when I am broken Blessed are those who trust in the Lord,    whose trust is the Lord.They shall be like a tree planted by water,    sending out its roots by the stream.It shall not fear when heat comes,    and its leaves shall stay green;in the year of drought …

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Not just for church – we need a “prayer of illumination” for every day!

Be good to your servant,    that I may live and obey your word. Open my eyes to see    the wonderful truths in your instructions.Psalm 119:17-19 - Sunday morning after attending church I have been thinking about how I read the scriptures. Not just processing words on a page for comprehension, but everything that goes into my interface, how …

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Friends of God

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will …

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Finding Peace in the Garden

- springtime beginning to break out in our neighborhood Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.John 14:27 If you like weather, then March is always a great month here in Wake Forest. …

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Ukraine, feeling helpless in the face of something huge, and the real power we have…

God will judge between the nations,    and settle disputes of mighty nations.Then they will beat their swords into iron plows    and their spears into pruning tools.Nation will not take up sword against nation;    they will no longer learn how to make war.Come, house of Jacob,    let’s walk by the Lord’s light.Isaiah 2:4-5 One of my earliest school memories is of …

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Mindfulness and Jesus

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. - Romans 12:2If you died with Christ to the way the world thinks and …

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