Getting the message right (btw, the message is “welcome home”)

Take hold of the life that is truly life!1 Tim 6:19 Sunday morning Rebekah and I enjoyed one of those deeply meaningful worship experiences that reaffirm everything positive about church and make us so incredibly thankful to be part of the Body of Christ. - Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church We needed to arrive early, as Rebekah …

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Us, doing good things = “God’s Accomplishment”

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Instead, we are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned …

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Because Hope Does Not Disappoint…

 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.Hebrews 11:1 I am so far behind in the garden I don't really know where to begin. Every time I make just a little progress another storm comes through to add debris on top of the debris that's …

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Being a family rooted in faith (it’s a good story)

 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength. These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds. Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when …

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Finding a new rhythm – grounded in faith

So I’m telling you this, and I insist on it in the Lord: you shouldn’t live your life like the Gentiles anymore. They base their lives on pointless thinking - Ephesians 4:17 - author Derek Maul lives and writes in Wake Forest Rebekah may be only recently retired (Aug 1), but I have already noticed …

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BSA, Generous Sponsors, and Chick-fil-A

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same …

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Practicing faithfulness to truth, and consciously living in the light

"I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws."- Psalm 119:30 - writer Derek Maul Good morning, friends. I want to share a few thoughts that have come from the scripture I connected with via this morning's "verse of the day" from Bible Gateway. It comes from one of …

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still sick, but trying to listen instead of whine

"My ears had heard about you,    but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore, I relent and find comfort    on dust and ashes." - Job (to God) 42:5-6 - the clip-art people nailed it! It is hard to work when you are sick! What I want to do is to write about the experience but then that tends to …

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TGI(5-photo)F

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Yes, it really is a good thing today is 5-photo-Friday. Seriously - I was this close to a political post and then I remembered the day of the week. Not that I won't share my …

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