Beauty on a Gloomy Day; Hope for Gloomy Hearts

- seeing beauty in the bare trees behind our house The Creator has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 It's another grey, cold, wintery day here in Wake Forest. We've had rain, there is …

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Birthday Words for Geoffrey! Our gift… our responsibility

- the Miami grandchildren “The Lord bless you    and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you    and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you    and give you peace.”Numbers 6:24-26 - Geoffrey So this bundle of absurdly potent cuteness is one year old today. Geoffrey is exactly one-tenth the age of his brother David and catching up fast. In another nine …

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The Reason(s) We Keep Faith

Then those who are righteous will reply to him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?" …

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Looking into the Promise that is Tomorrow

Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:Colossians 2:20 - David and Beks (by Naomi Campbell) This morning I want to share a brief reflection on my optimistic vision of America, and of what is …

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Photo Friday: vibrant color and audacious life

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." - Matthew 6:28-29 Here in Wake Forest, this looks to be the breakthrough weekend for springtime color. …

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Racism/violence/COVID crisis: we can do better; we must effect positive change; as people of faith we can lead the way

I have a true story for you. It's a difficult story to hear, but I'm not sharing this to sensationalize, or to cause despair. Instead I'm telling it to bring hope, and to talk about what is possible when (and if) things are done right. Back when I was an educator, working in the community …

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Love wins! Hope is strong! Faith isn’t a lost cause, but the answer! (a beautiful wedding tells the story)

The Lord is my shepherd... - Psalm 23 Sunday turned out to be a nicely framed worship experience, as we started the day by sharing communion with the beautiful people of our church family then ended with an exquisitely beautiful wedding in the late afternoon. Weddings are important for many reasons. Not only setting the …

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