Maybe at the top of my Bucket List…

So what are we going to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or …

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When the words won’t come – and a prayer for America

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. - 1 Timothy 6:17 - stock image Too often, wanting to post a few thoughts for the day …

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The Jesus Imperative (live like you mean it)

"The words that I speak to you aren’t mere words. I don’t just make them up on my own. The Father who resides in me crafts each word into a divine act." - Jesus, John 14:10 - author Derek Maul It's an interesting sensation to know that tens, hundreds, possibly thousands of people are reading …

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The number “One Million”, data, statistics, “reach”, and real people

The whole wide earth is full with your faithful love, God, teach me your ways! - Psalm 119:64 (paraphrase) - image from the web Numbers are both intimidating and curious - especially if you are a language-arts person like me who gets uncomfortable around much beyond 3rd-grade math. But, increasingly, numbers - primarily zeros and …

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The new future for this blog (I’m kind of a crying stone)

My bottom line here has not changed from when I first started. I want to communicate, clearly, a sense of the adventure that my life has become in response to following Jesus. And in so doing I want to encourage those of you who are reading to accept God's invitation too.

Called to be Oaks of Righteousness #MensMinistry

we have a small group of men with the opportunity to become the beating heart of a new spiritual purposefulness for men in their home church. We all understand we must stand for something; maybe these men are being called to stand as something: "oaks of righteousness, planted by the Lord that he may be honored."

Four-photo Friday (devotional images)

I'm starting with a less than flattering self portrait - but it tells a lot about my work in recent weeks. An editor I enjoyed writing for several years ago (in Florida) contacted me recently to see if I was available for some freelance work. "But I'm in North Carolina now," I said. "Not a …

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learning more about faith – on another visit to the hospital

"For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling..." - 2 Corinthians 5 This morning I'm back with my familiar friend, …

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