Caught by Surprise: (has it really been six months since Rebekah retired?)

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.Ephesians 3:17-19 - Benediction Peace …

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learning a new “song and dance” routine

You will keep him in perfect peace,Whose mind is stayed on You,Because he trusts in You.. Trust in the Lord forever,    for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.Isaiah 26:3-4 - during out trip to the mountains Rebekah is home again after her long trek to Miami and back. Now that all the drama, and joy, and sadness, and rest, and travel of August is behind us maybe we …

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the Lord bless you and keep you…

This week Rebekah and I are here at Stetson University for the school's annual pastors' conference. I've taken the opportunity to get some serious writing done in the library, but I did join Rebekah for the opening worship service in the beautiful chapel in Elizabeth Hall. Thirty-seven years ago, when Rebekah was a senior here, …

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a “family of God” testimony

This morning's post is a simple, "Family of God" testimony. I'm disappointed in the quality of the images (apparently my iPhone was not all that interested in focusing today), but this is about people, not pictures, and about the wonderful privilege of friendship. Tim and Kelly Black - along with their three children, Micah, Liam, and Vivi …

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“Some Kind of Wonderful” (the life-charged community of faith)

ep·i·logue: The other day, as I was cruising Brandon Boulevard in our rented minivan, I found myself thinking about how to title my "tribute" post to First Presbyterian Church of Brandon, and put some closure on yesterday's poignant events. Then - "poof" - there it was, all over 107.3 on my FM dial. I heard the …

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Walk in the light

MONDAY MORNINGS, as I've said before, are always positive for me because of the impetus carried forward from Sunday. A great Sunday always seems to set up a good Monday  - and it's always a great Sunday with my faith community at First Presbyterian of Brandon. Then, Sunday evening, I was privileged to spend a …

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