Nine images, nine prayers of gratitude – #PhotoFriday

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.James 1:12 This week may have been dominated by my parents' 70th wedding anniversary; but - as per usual - there was so much more …

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Hamburgers, freedom, and the uniquely American flavor of Thanksgiving

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 - "the other" Thanksgiving food It is Thanksgiving morning. I pray that your day will be defined by love, light, grace, joy, promise, good food, and - most importantly - hearts filled to overflowing with gratitude. Why …

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Another Beautiful Weekend (photos of Max Retriever)

If I were teaching Sunday school... - with Max at the park Saturday Note: I'm sorry, friends, but there is no "If I were teaching Sunday school" lesson this weekend. I poured all of my teaching into my visit with the New York Presbyterian men Saturday morning - see yesterday's post: "My New York Saturday." …

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The (very) Young and the (very) Old… Four-Photo-Friday

- Craig with the children at Zoo Miami As water reflects the face,    so one’s life reflects the heart.Proverbs 27:19 I have too much to share today, so Friday will be broken down into two posts. First, a classic, short, "Four Photo Friday." Then, maybe this afternoon, a reflection on the fabulous WFPC deacons' party we …

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In the Garden – inhale peace and exhale gratitude

The Lord God took the human and settled him in the garden of Eden to farm it and to take care of it. - Genesis 2:15 - author Derek (not a gardener) Maul Friday turned out to be another garden emphasis day here at Maul Hall, and certainly not the last of this late spring weekend. With …

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proposing a gratitude initiative

Today I'll be sharing two posts: This first is an invitation to participate in an initiative of gratitude that will change your life and the lives of those around you. The second (sometime this afternoon) comes in response to a question about divorce. THE GRATITUDE INITIATIVE: As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves …

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