There are places (and people too) that are good for my soul

Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God.1 John 4:7 - Keith, Resi, Rebekah Monday evening, five weeks into Rebekah's challengingly slow healing process, we drove out to our friends' home in Lake Royale for a long, relaxed dinner on their …

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“Derek & Rebekah” Play Golf – with people of grace

they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord. - Acts 11:22-24Jesus …

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Roll Your Sleeves Up For America! (J&J and my aching arm)

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. - Romans 12:4-6Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. - 1 John 4:11 …

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Selflessness saves lives and jobs; selfishness kills both jobs and Americans

"Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving..." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7"Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself. These two commands are the most important.” - Mark 12:31 Do The Right Thing! Here we …

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how a great dinner party is like church…

Jesus was as clear about this as he was about anything: "The world is going to be convinced of the truth about me - my life, my words, my invitation to know God - only to the extent that you all (y'all - the church) demonstrate authentic love - in effect modeling this love as a vibrant community, an invitation, a living testimony to grace" (John 13 - author paraphrase).