Three Dog Day (well, one dog, three times) – and “how fun can be more fun”

"I came so they (all of us) can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of..." - Jesus, John 10:10 - Max and Derek So I have to confess that my last post (Every Car We Have Ever Owned) was not exactly devotional in content. But it absolutely was …

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work, and the relationship between productivity and joy

Tuesday lunchtime I met my friend Tim for a sandwich in downtown Wake Forest. We were getting together at noon-thirty, so I planned to stop work at 12:15. It had been a fairly good writing morning, but I was getting a little bogged down and beginning to spin my wheels. So, instead of pushing it hard, pressuring …

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We have seen God’s glory – “meme of the week”

We Can Tip the Balance Back Towards the Light Last weekend I introduced a new weekly feature, "Meme of the Week." I'm combining some of my photography with samples of my writing, to provide you - my readers - with a more convenient way of sharing ideas that might, hopefully, challenge and encourage people you know, people …

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not to make us guilty, but to make us free….

It's Sunday morning. As per usual, I'm all jazzed up about going to WFPC. I love everything about church: the worship; music, the throng of good people; the message; the time of deep conversation and challenge in Sunday-school; the intimacy of the shared journey; the intentional, focused time in the presence of God. I'm thinking, …

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don’t waste time being busy: “there is a river…”#Psalm46

God is our refuge and strength,     a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,     though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam,     though the mountains tremble with its tumult. - Psalm 46 (1-3) It's another ordinary day at Maul …

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“State of the town” – Rebekah’s prayer and more

Monday evening Rebekah and I enjoyed the privilege of another "get to know your new town" experience. The occasion was the "2014 State of the Town Address & Dinner," the mayor had asked Rebekah to give the invocation, and so - of course - I was able to come along for the ride. We sat …

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a steady diet of goodness, mercy, and grace

When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty - Jeremiah 15:16 SO... Saturday evening I was in my study preparing for the Sunday morning adult-education class I co-teach with my friend Charles, and I noticed how rich and satisfying …

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