Standing up to Testify (transcript of my words at dad’s service)

- Wake Forest Presbyterian Church My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it? Claiming to have faith can’t save anyone, can it? Imagine a brother or sister who is naked and never has enough food to eat. What if one of you said, “Go in …

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A few thoughts – and gratitude – after my dad’s memorial service

- Rebekah leading the prayer (with pastor Marguerite Sirrine) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor …

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Driving Rebekah to Philly in the rain… to teach effective leadership

- elders, deacons, and trustees at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Devon PA  As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” Jesus replied, “They do not need to …

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When the glory of fall literally drops in your lap!

- sitting on the deck, drinking coffee with Rebekah, keeping my eyes wide open “The glory of Lebanon will come to you,    the juniper, the fir and the cypress together,to adorn my sanctuary;    and I will glorify the place for my feet." Isaiah 60:13 - keeping my eyes open for God's glory! Over the past couple of weeks …

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Leaving the Isle of Wight (the journey home)

- leaving the Isle of Wight The Lord will protect you from all evil;    God will protect your very life.The Lord will [watch over you] on your journeys—    whether going or coming—    from now until forever from now. Psalm 121 - leaving the guesthouse Heading home is always the bittersweet part of vacation, especially an adventure that has been so unremittingly wonderful …

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Wonderful Photos of the Isle of Wight’s amazing “Needles”

Tuesday on the Isle of Wight began early, with my morning walk down to the Cowes marina, and the "floating bridge" that was just drifting in out of the mist (check out the first picture in the "gallery" below). Before long Rebekah and I had consumed another massive "farmhouse breakfast" before driving along the north …

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Carisbrooke Castle may be the coolest yet!

For who is God besides the Lord?    And who is the Rock except our God? Psalm 18:31 - view from battlements Most medieval castles were never tested by extended conflict. They served their purpose as a deterrent, or the projection of power and wealth, and the enemy never came. Or they came, as in Bodiam's one potential siege, …

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Osborne House on the Isle of White

- Osborne House, Isle of Wight Mark well her bulwarks;Consider her palaces;That you may tell it to the generation following. Psalm 48:13 - outside Osborne House Our first full day on the Isle of Wight was spectacular. The forecast? 80% rain all three days. The reality? No rain, some clouds, mostly gorgeous sunshine and 62-degrees. Seriously, friends, this …

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A few more photographs from the sand dunes

Deep calls to deep    in the roar of your waterfalls;all your waves and breakers    have swept over me. Psalm 42:7 - at the beach late afternoon In my defense, we are renting a cottage here at "Camber Sands". So you have to expect a few photographs from the beautiful coastline here in East Sussex. But this is …

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Beyond Fun to Joy, not mere Eating but Feasting…

And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.” Revelation 19:9 - Old Town Alexandria I likely have two posts today. So be forewarned! First, I have more photos from the DC …

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