The intrusion, the disruption, and the danger of Jesus

Then Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant. Let it be with me just as you have said.” Then the angel left her. When Joseph woke up, he did just as an angel from God commanded and took Mary as his wife. But he didn’t have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. …

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Hope Turns on the Light

 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.Hebrews 10:23 - tree, in process Wednesday, December 1, 2021. We are well into the first week of Advent, still thinking about the key words of "Hope" and "Light." Also, and very much apropos to the theme, Rebekah and I are in the …

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Getting What God Wants for Christmas…

“As many as have received Him, to them he gave power to become the children of God.” - John 1:12 This is one of those posts where I simply want to tell the story – but if I’m not careful I’m going to come across as if I’m bragging about my wonderful wife, Rebekah. Well, …

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Four Foto Friday #Floatography

This has been a photograph-heavy week in the past few days I have shared images of: Snow in Wake Forest... Spectacular birds... The Year in review. So today I'm limiting myself to just four that help to tell today's story. I have to start with the children. They've been enjoying snow days in Richmond too, …

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Christmas should change everything!

Then Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant. Let it be with me just as you have said.” Then the angel left her. - Luke 1:26-38 Believe it or not, we're less than a week away from Christmas Day! Mathematically, with Christmas falling on a Sunday, this year has been the longest Advent possible. But …

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twinkle, twinkle, little star – we too are Magi

And what is our mission, as followers of the Living Way? It is to shine with integrity, to hold out the word of life in an offering of promise, and to invite people to Bethlehem, to meet the Christ, and to know what it is to be loved without reservation, or prejudice, or restriction.

Anticipation – because we know the promise is true!

Zachariah said to the angel, “Do you expect me to believe this? I’m an old man and my wife is an old woman.” But the angel said, “I am Gabriel, the sentinel of God, sent especially to bring you this glad news. But because you won’t believe me, you’ll be unable to say a word until …

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