When “what we want” does not match “what we need”

Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7 I'd like to begin this morning by talking about how I find the …

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“Busting to make a call” and other fun idioms we all need to know!

- David and Derek So this week Wake Forest has galloped ahead from cool to hot, from early spring to early summer, and Monday saw 80-degree temperatures to go along with all that lovely pollen saturating the air! It also meant I could get dad out and about to explore his new neighborhood and get …

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The business end of love – and a huge step in my dad’s journey

I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you. I made you, and I will carry you to safety.Isaiah 46:4 - Derek Maul writes in North Carolina Friday afternoon - after a full six months of research, prayer, visits, disappointments, prayer, interviews, tours, …

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helping to get my dad on his feet (literally)

Give respect to your father and mother,    for without them you wouldn’t even be here.    And don’t neglect them when they grow old. Embrace the truth and hold it close.    Don’t let go of wisdom, instruction, and life-giving understanding.Proverbs 23:22-23 This post fits with the occasional series around the ongoing care of our "noisy neighbors" - aka the ancients next …

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