A powerful antidote to our national deficit in belief (The Chipman wedding)

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12-14 There are …

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Hope and promise and belief hold more truth than fear….

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.Ephesians 1:18 - Geoffrey!! It's already a little late in the day for my Monday post, so I'm going to rely on …

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Advent – are we there yet??

that (we) may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 This weekend, heading into the fourth week of Advent, I find myself wondering what exactly is all this expectation about? We talk about waiting, and anticipation, and this sense of journey, but a lot of …

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On Eagle’s Wings: Once hope is let loose, there is no telling what may become possible

- I love the way the springtime is beginning to push through here in Wake Forest We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not …

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my grandson Geoffrey, chili, and church (yes, they all go together)

O the deep, deep love of JesusVast unmeasured, boundless, freeRolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over meUnderneath me, all around me, is the currentOf Thy loveLeading onward, leading homeward... (Trevor Francis, 1873) - Grandaddy and Geoffrey I have a couple of photographs to share this Sunday morning. I believe they are related. The …

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first day of school – hope and promise

I'm not saying I believe the future is necessarily going to be any kind of easy. But I do believe in the one who holds the future, and I believe that my grandson David's generation have so much enthusiasm, and brilliance, and love to give.