Simply put, it’s impossible to know everyone in this church as well as we’d like to – but we’re willing to give it a try, and the intimacy of a shared meal is one of the best ways we know to invest ourselves in these beautiful lives. Continue reading Exciting bucket lists and beautiful people
Sandee Hagen was one of the most courageous people I have ever known. Continue reading Postscript to a Beautiful and Courageous Life
What a great Fathers’ Day! It had all the best features: family, friends, food, celebration, a powerful morning at church, serendipity all over the place. Far too much to cover in one post, but I’ll offer some highlights. First, Andrew and Alicia flew in to RDU Saturday evening. This was their terminal move from Italy,and the beginning point for new adventures. But how cool for … Continue reading life rocks! Dads’ Day at Maul-Hall is just another example!
“Share of the bounty with which the Lord your God has blessed you. Remember that you were once slaves in the land of Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you!” – Deuteronomy 15 Wednesday in Central Florida was a day for good memories. Not nostalgia, but gratitude. Nostalgia tends to be a slanted, paralyzing mythology that does disservice to both the past and the … Continue reading Good memories and the promise of more!
This week’s Wake Forest Today column tells the story of how Scout Labradoodle became my personal trainer. Not only is it a great story, but it’s an invitation to more deliberate personal health… across the board. Primarily I’m talking about physical health, but spiritual health often works according to the same principles of commitment, intention, and practice. Click to read the article, Notes on the Journey. … Continue reading Wake Forest Today column… plus my take on “Social Media”
Day after day they met together in the temple. They broke bread together in different homes and shared their food happily and freely, while praising God. Everyone liked them, and each day the Lord added to their group others who were being saved. (Acts 2:46-47, CEV) With the exception of last Saturday’s DOG-BLOG, this has been a fairly “in-depth” content week here at “The Life-Charged Life.” So … Continue reading best gumbo recipe ever (+ koinonia)
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. (Psalm 133) This weekend my thoughts have … Continue reading even relaxing can be all about faith
I know this is a writing blog, but sometimes a picture is more than enough. That’s almost the case this morning, because this shot of Rebekah with her great friends, Micah and Liam, pretty-much says it all. We went over to Tim and Kelly Black’s house for dinner Friday evening, to enjoy our last chance at a quiet(ish) meal together before we hit the road … Continue reading the blessing of friendship and shared ministry
A couple of weeks ago I promised our friends Kelly and Tim Black that I’d write a post about their new child-to-be, Vivi Black, and also include a link to the ongoing “Bring Vivi Home” fundraiser (click on “Bring Vivi Home“). Vivi – Vivienne – Black currently resides in China, where she is waiting for several large mountains of paperwork to be completed before Tim and … Continue reading important! please help my friends bring their daughter home…