Jesus is a beautiful story – there’s no need to be so “Angry about God”

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first.1 John 4:18-19 Over this past month or so I have spent a great deal of …

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A beautiful fall wedding – “shine like stars…”

Live as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. Hold firmly to the word of life...Philippians 2:14-16 - at Tim and Bri's wedding This weekend has been classic fall in North Carolina. Cool, clear, bright sunshine, stunning colors. The perfect timing for getting married. Other than the …

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Christmas Decorations… and why I’m fairly sure that my dog is a Christian

I think it's fair to say most pet owners ask themselves the following important question: "Is my dog a Christian?" So Saturday afternoon, walking around to grab a few photos of decorations, you can imagine how happy I was to see Max's reaction to the Nativity. Sheep? "Vaguely interesting." Shepherds? "Enticing smell, but not so …

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Do we need to “be” blessed, or are we “already” blessed?

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,For theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:3 One of the many really great things about the guys I am meeting with in small groups at WFPC is how smart they are, how sharp, how focused in terms of their commitment to read, to share ideas, to listen, and to learn. …

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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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Micah and Jeanette get married #LoveWins

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. - 1 John 4:7-8 Saturday April 8 was an exceptionally wonderful day here at Maul Hall. Rebekah …

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Carpe Everything

"This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there’s not a trace of darkness in him. If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth—we’re not …

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