a little reality setting in…

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 This “getting ready for Rebekah to retire” business has been a little surreal…

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Five Food Friday #photofriday

Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. – Ecclesiastes 9:7 Just for fun, this week let’s do, “Five Food Friday.” Life is never simple, and the day-to-day of caring for my parents can be a real challenge. So I try,…

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Photo-shoot with Max Retriever

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;    let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;    let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Let all creation rejoice before the Lord… – Psalm 96:11-12 So the other day I was outside shooting some photos of the amazing hydrangea…

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Preaching “The Top 10” (and why it is really more like 200)

Your word, Lord, is eternal;    it stands firm in the heavens.Your faithfulness continues through all generations;    you established the earth, and it endures.Your laws endure to this day,    for all things serve you. – Psalm 119:89-91 In the churches where we have served, it has always been a bit of a joke to talk about Rebekah’s favorite scriptures. “This one,” she…

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May 2021 in 31 photos

May 2021 was a bright, beautiful, colorful month full with hope and promise. We are coming out of pandemic as a church, the grandchildren are happy and brimming with life, and Wake Forest remains the most perfect community imaginable. In a word, we are blessed. Enjoy this 31 photo tour of 31 days. Let’s see…

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Creation shows up for worship even when we don’t!

Shout joyfully to God, all the earth!     Sing praises to the glory of God’s name!        Make glorious his praise! Say to God:“How awesome are your works!    Because of your great strength,        your enemies cringe before you. All the earth worships you,    sings praises to you,        sings praises to your name!” Psalm 66:1-4 It is another Sunday morning, and sometimes – especially when people…

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