“10-Year Challenge” – Derek and Rebekah: “a thousand years are as a single day…”

- NC writer Derek Maul I have been working on an article that is, I believe, important. It is also difficult, addressing some of the challenges we all face when it comes to appropriate communication. But I can't quite find the right tone, so I'm shelving the post until I am more comfortable with how …

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let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!

Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice!     Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!  Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!     Let the trees of the forest sing for joy - Psalm 96 Where to begin? It turns out I had a lot more than a few …

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My family, my treasure – Maul cruise part II

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:19-21 …

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measurements, statistics, and touching actual lives

Looking at statistics can provide some interesting and helfpul information: It means something, for example, that close to 5,000 people have chosen to "follow" this blog (that's 4,875 as of this morning); I'm pleased that, each day, anywhere from 200-1,000 people visit this page; I'm disappointed to know that - best guess - only around 30,000 copies …

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the life of the party = Jesus!

Jesus said: "Because the Son of Man goes around eating and drinking, you say, 'Jesus eats and drinks too much! He is even a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' Yet Wisdom is shown to be right by what its followers do" (Luke 7:34-35). We all know Jesus was all about a good party. The New Testament …

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