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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the greatest threat to democracy in America today is doubt

“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” - Mark 9:23-24 If doubt wins, America loses. - author Derek Maul lives, writes, and believes in North Carolina This blog is - primarily - a day by day journal of my …

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Worship, promise, belief, and drone photography!

 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 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 …

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Promise Translated into Love

JESUS - “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and …

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the Jesus imperative

For today's post I'm simply going to share a series of thoughts from "Day Eight" of Reaching Toward Easter. This chapter hit me right between the eyes - in a good way - this morning. And - acquire your own copy of the book or not - I'd like to share it with you. It's that …

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“I can do all things…” #winning

For nothing will be impossible with God. - Luke 1:37 My Saturday morning Bible study has just launched an ongoing study based on Norman Vincent Peale’s classic text, The Power of Positive Thinking. The guys are motivated and excited about this, and I can’t think of a better way to launch 2016 together. We all face challenges; none …

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“Anything is possible if a person believes!”

"Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever …

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good news from New Hope Presbytery: evidence of abundant life!

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your …

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