A “we hold these truths to be self-evident” moment from Jesus…

“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and …

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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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The brashness, moxie, and self-assurance that defines us could be our undoing (when Liberty & Justice for all could benefit from a little humility)

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now …

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July 4 in middle America (take me out to the ball park)

Yesterday was a day of images, a series of snapshots that illustrate the fun of travel together and then the joy of gathering together as a family for Andrew and Alicia's wedding celebration. First, Rebekah and I took our time wrapping up the 1,300 mile drive from Valrico by exploring some of the local communities; …

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