Derek & Rebekah go to church… in Washington

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.Colossians 1:27 The “Derek & Rebekah go to church” series has been on hiatus since late November, when we settled on HMPC and stopped being Sunday morning butterflies. - This …

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“Derek Goes to Church” Episode 4: worshipping in the heart of the city

- First Presbyterian Church from the corner of Morgan and Salisbury Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another....Hebrews 10:23-25 …

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Light, life, love, & healing

I'm always reluctant to employ hyperbolic language (no, seriously, I really am...), but I have no alternative than to use words such as "unprecedented," "overwhelming," and "epic" to describe the number of views garnered by this blog over the past few days! This is the first time ever I've seen three consecutive posts register more …

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four-photo Monday

  It's Monday morning, and we're enjoying another spectacular April day here in Wake Forest. It's 63-degrees, sunny, and the spring colors continue to burst out on the trees and the shrubs. Monday was set up by an equally lovely Sunday. Rebekah and I celebrated Easter-plus-one with our church family, then spent the afternoon enjoying the …

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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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“ME-2.0” – Surrender: not an easy lenten idea to embrace!

Somewhere around 4:00 in the morning, well before the majority of people get up and start their day, an email from the church lands in my "In-box," and it's ready for our morning devotions over breakfast. Today I'd like to highlight the series of "Lenten Surrender" devotions my faith community - Wake Forest Presbyterian Church …

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God’s Spirit Poured Out

The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to …

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Beautiful images – Christmas Eve at WFPC

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: bow before him, all the earth. - Psalm 96:9 Quote from me, leaving the house with Rebekah for the 11:00 communion service Christmas Eve: "It's a good thing I like going to church so much!" It doesn't hurt, of course, that we are part of such …

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