Finally, a couple of days out of town (“Bern”ing up in NC)

Making our Escape! Don't get the wrong idea, we love living in North Carolina. Our neighborhood is a picture perfect community, the church here is full with people we love dearly, and Wake Forest is home in every way. However, Rebekah and I simply had to make tracks out of town at least for a …

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Blackbeard! Exploring the estuaries of North Carolina

After the beach, much of our vacation this year was spent alongside the estuaries of the Pamlico and the Neuse. Both empty into the broad Pamlico Sound that separates North Carolina from the islands of the Outer Banks. It has been another unique look at this beautiful state we're learning to love so much. The deep water …

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Saying “yes” to the morning – and life!

One of the many wonders of my iPhone is the fact that I can wake up to any kind of sound imaginable. Currently, my alarm of choice is the instrumental introduction to Dan Fogelberg's "To The Morning," from his classic 1972 album "Home Free." If I let the alarm go on long enough, I'll eventually …

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how wide and how beautiful is the Body of Christ

This weekend - and for only the third time in her ministry - Rebekah was presented at a meeting of Presbytery for examination prior to her official reception into membership. The meeting was held in the lovely and historic New Bern Presbyterian Church. We started with worship, communion, and then various items of business before …

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