I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it … Continue Reading Living a Great Story with Grace and Promise
So come to church. And then go back into this crazy world with your light shining brightly, with purpose and integrity – DERE
I am a Pilgrim in Progress: I want this morning’s post to stand (without any arm-twisting or guilt or leverage) as a persuasive invitation to let everything else go for a few hours, to show up at a church in your community, and to simply place yourself/ourselves in the presence of God. For this … Continue Reading Why church is the right place to be even if you can’t imagine being a believer
It’s a cold, “wintery-mix” Monday morning here in Wake Forest. Rebekah and I have been drinking hot tea and looking out of the big bay window in the kitchen, enjoying the beautiful array of birds visiting our feeder. She’s been using binoculars and looking at the bird books (we’re still trying … Continue Reading the birds of Wake Forest
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name. For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations Sundays with our faith community here in Wake Forest are both wonderful and exhausting. There is … Continue Reading baptized in the spillover of grace…
A men’s ministry that encourages guys to practice the presence of God in their day-to-day lives, and then to share openly about those experiences, actively encouraging one-another in day-to-day faith, is – I believe – a critical emphasis if we want the church to be vital, alive, healthy, and growing.
Happy Sunday morning, friends! I trust you have enjoyed that extra hour of sleep. If not, then you’re either going to be accidentally helping to set up the 9:00 service (“I guess I’m here so I might as well pitch in”), or if you’re an hour early for traditional worship that means maybe I’ll … Continue Reading I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Well, that was a great week. Nicely capped off with the pleasure of taking my grandchildren to church. What completely awesome human beings they are. We are so blessed. At Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, Rebekah preached on “words.” The congregation has been challenged to find three words that best describe … Continue Reading two huge blessings, one grateful heart