All I Want for Christmas

- David, Geoffrey, Beks So that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world. It is by your holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the day of Christ that …

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“Grace and Peace, y’all”

Think about what we have in Christ: the encouragement he has brought us, the comfort of his love, our sharing in his Spirit, and the mercy and kindness he has shown us. If you enjoy these blessings, then do what will make my joy complete: Agree with each other, and show your love for each other. …

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Encouraging words, right when we need them:

- North Carolina writer Derek Maul This morning I turned on my computer to read a notice that said, essentially: "I know you only had a few minutes to write before heading out today, but you need to finish the new operating system instal you thought you'd already done during the night. This should take …

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A Letter to My Grandchildren (and every child in this world)

- David and Beks downtown Raleigh (Naomi Campbell) Do everything without grumbling and arguing so that you may be blameless and pure, innocent children of God surrounded by people who are crooked and corrupt. Among these people you shine like stars in the world because you hold on to the word of life. This will allow me …

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8 Photo-Friday Images to Enjoy!

Among these people you shine like stars in the world - because you hold on to the word of life.Philippians 2:15-16 Photo Friday is here again! But I have not - despite my plan to return to the church rose garden - taken many pictures at all over the past few days. My life has …

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Living our lives as Children of Light!

Note: This is a re-framing and reimagining of the post I took down earlier this morning. It’s the same idea (the importance of communicating good news) but the focus the first time around was too negative and – in consequence – at odds with my central thesis. My apologies if you stumbled across the earlier …

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twinkle, twinkle, little star – we too are Magi

And what is our mission, as followers of the Living Way? It is to shine with integrity, to hold out the word of life in an offering of promise, and to invite people to Bethlehem, to meet the Christ, and to know what it is to be loved without reservation, or prejudice, or restriction.