Every picture tells a story (11 Photo-Friday images)

The Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east and put there the human he had formed. In the fertile land, the Lord God grew every beautiful tree with edible fruit, and also he grew the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.Genesis 2:8-9 - …

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“Not even Solomon in all his glory” – Photo Friday

This morning's "Photo Friday" collection comprises two categories: Family, and Flowers. Both add such light and beauty to my life and today I'm just spreading it around. I love the juxtaposition in this first pairing. Geoffrey, absolutely loaded with energy; grabbing every moment with the bright-eyed enthusiasm of discovery; propelled by possibility, promise, curiosity, and …

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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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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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The best photos (and memories) that didn’t make this week’s posts

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.    The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas    and built it on the ocean depths.Psalm 24 - writer Derek Maul Typically, my weekly "Photo Review" comes every Friday. But of course there has been nothing typical about anything these last …

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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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God’s Power in our weakness (Rebekah’s two broken feet)!

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.2 Corinthians 12:9 Exactly one year ago, Rebekah preached the second of her "Top Ten Bible Verses" series at WFPC, focusing on …

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The struggle between liberty and community (more north Carolina history)

This week, Rebekah and I went back to the North Carolina Museum of History to pick up the story where we left off last time. We had made it through indigenous peoples, Conquistadors, Colonists, Pirates, and Independence. The first exhibit we looked at touted North Carolina's refusal to ratify the U.S. Constitution until it included …

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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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“Derek and Rebekah go to church, continued…”

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.1 Corinthians 15:58 - public worship tells the story! Last week, full with excitement and celebration and tradition and so much more, …

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