Life and Retirement and Gardening…

The Lord God took the human(s) and settled him (them) in the garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it.Genesis 2:15 - Rebekah working with the plants As an observer by trade (both writing and photography require a great deal of eyes and ears open paying attention) I often find myself simultaneously participating …

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Made for relationship with God; made in the likeness of God; made of God…

There has been a huge and positive response to yesterday's stories from my long Greyhound Bus ride. If you haven't read the post, please take a few moments to catch up by clicking on "the view from the bus." Traveling hooked me up with several interesting and challenging conversations, but I also had some time to get …

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“4-photo-Monday” – celebrating life with joy!

From now on, brothers and sisters, if anything is excellent and if anything is admirable, focus your thoughts on these things: all that is true, all that is holy, all that is just, all that is pure, all that is lovely, and all that is worthy of praise. 9 Practice these things: whatever you learned, received, …

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wrestling with God

A man came and wrestled with Jacob until the dawn began to break. When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket. Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” ... Jacob named the place Peniel (which means …

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moving forward – back to the garden

According to the calendar, it's May 26 and North Carolina is moving into the summer months. But I have the house wide-open again this morning, Rebekah and I enjoyed breakfast on the deck, and yesterday afternoon, after a few hours of gardening, we sat in the shade, listening to the leaves rustle and feeling the balm …

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listening to my herbs in the morning #writinglife

Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and …

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tour-de-force, full-throttle, tsunami grandkids!

Joseph said to his father, “They are my children, whom God has given me here.” And he said, “Bring them to me, please, that I may bless them.” - Genesis 48:9 Serendipity is a quick visit to Richmond to see the grandkids. That's the summary, and I could leave today's post at that (so long …

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our theology of dirt (good soil)

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each …

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the gentle hum of the Spirit in the garden

And then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! The Lord God took the human and settled him in the garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it. (Genesis 1:31, and 2:15) It's Sunday morning, and things are fairly quiet around here at …

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God’s Word and the Narrative of Covenant

This week - while somewhere in the vicinity of 150 children and 100 volunteers cavort around the jungle that has taken over the CLC for the duration of Vacation Bible School - my awesome wife Rebekah has been offering an adult VBS class titled, "Dysfunctional Families of the Bible." The first few chapters of Genesis set …

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