The struggle between liberty and community (more north Carolina history)

This week, Rebekah and I went back to the North Carolina Museum of History to pick up the story where we left off last time. We had made it through indigenous peoples, Conquistadors, Colonists, Pirates, and Independence. The first exhibit we looked at touted North Carolina's refusal to ratify the U.S. Constitution until it included …

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North Carolina’s compelling history – and the connection between freedom and truth

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.Galatians 5:1 - outside the history museum Now that my dad is a little more secure, Rebekah and I are trying to head out on some regular "field-trips" here in this part …

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Teach us to number our days: the fleeting and the abiding…

Teach us to number our days,    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.Psalm 90:12 - Rachel (left) Rebekah (right) Today's Photo Friday comprises a hodgepodge of images Rebekah and I found this week looking for photographs of her sister, Rachel, and of the sibling group (Roy, Rachel, Rebekah, Joe, Jesse). They are now part of …

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two years today! thankful to be here at WFPC (God’s “upward call”)

 Brothers and sisters, I myself don’t think I’ve reached it, but I do this one thing: I forget about the things behind me and reach out for the things ahead of me. The goal I pursue is the prize of God’s upward call in Christ Jesus. - (Philippians 3:13-14) This weekend marks two years since …

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unheralded Civil War site an inspiration

"You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven." - Jesus, Matthew 5 Today I want to share a story about hope, friendship, and the promise of …

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the Westminster Confession, and some strong thoughts about God

Today my discipleship class at WFPC will be talking about the Westminster Documents, prepared in London between 1645 and 1649. Among the extensive writings is the following answer to the question, "who is God?" Take a moment to read it, it's just marvelous: There is but one only living and true God, who is infinite in …

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immersed in the good story: perspective on the Bible

God, teach me lessons for living     so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—     my whole life one long, obedient response. Guide me down the road of your commandments;     I love traveling this freeway! Give me a bent for your words of wisdom,     and not for …

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“God looks at the heart”

It's Thursday. Or, as they say on facebook, "Throwback Thursday." Throwback Thursday is not typically a game I play, but this photograph with my brother seemed to jump out at me when I noticed it in my parents' living room yesterday, so I thought I'd share. The image was captured when Geoff and I were both in our early …

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