Our essential mission is unchanged (and “Happy 93rd birthday, Dad!”)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes …

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evangelism as a 30-second elevator speech

Today's second post goes back to this blog's ongoing commitment to discipleship: "Go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end." …

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Habitat for Humanity in Wake Forest – “building communities and hope”

“Everybody who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise builder who built a house on bedrock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the wind blew and beat against that house. It didn’t fall because it was firmly set on bedrock. But everybody who hears these words of mine and …

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proud to be a Presbyterian photojournalist

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. …

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Three photo Thursday

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I …

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there’s too much faith to do, and gospel to live, to waste time arguing about dogma!

Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the …

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vision, new life, and inspiration for 2016

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” - Isaiah 43:19 This morning, and in the spirit of Tuesday evening's "State of the Union" address, I'd like to share a little vision for the coming …

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an open letter to U.S. armed service members

Wednesday evening, during my small-group gathering with a dozen of my brothers here at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, we packed boxes for WFPC's ongoing M-to-M initiative (mission to military). We agreed on a list of contents, each man took responsibility for a different item, then we all dumped our loot in the middle of the table. Of …

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grace; generosity; encouragement – three words for the church

“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, …

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come, receive grace; go, serve; “lo I am with you always…”

Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I …

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