Peace in the Landscape of “Retirement” (R-words in the Garden)

You are a garden fountain,    a well of flowing water    streaming down from Lebanon. Song of Songs 4:15 I may be experiencing some extra aches and pains in my joints, and popping a few more ibuprofen than usual, but the good news is that Rebekah and I are out there in the garden, actually making progress, and it …

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Reading to Learn, to Challenge Ourselves, and to Grow as Thinking Christians

The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,    for the ears of the wise seek it out. Proverbs 18:15 Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.” Proverbs 10:23 This is a good day for one of those "What are you reading?" posts. At the moment, having endured …

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Proverbs 11:2 – “Birdie Pride is so expensive!”

# 2 at Falls Village golf "When pride comes, then comes disgrace,    but with humility comes wisdom." - Proverbs 11:2"Birdie Pride is so expensive!" - random golf dude - Derek Maul (Wakefield Plantation) One of the best things about playing golf is the real-time learning. Rather, I should say the potential learning. Some people have a …

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“Lay aside immaturity and live…” – Wisdom, mystery, brilliant preaching, and a pair of spiritual refugees

Wisdom has built her house,    she has hewn her seven pillars. She has [prepared her feast], she has mixed her wine,    she has also set her table. She has sent out her servant-girls, she calls    from the highest places in the town, “You that are simple, turn in here!”    To those without sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread    and drink of the …

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The (very) Young and the (very) Old… Four-Photo-Friday

- Craig with the children at Zoo Miami As water reflects the face,    so one’s life reflects the heart.Proverbs 27:19 I have too much to share today, so Friday will be broken down into two posts. First, a classic, short, "Four Photo Friday." Then, maybe this afternoon, a reflection on the fabulous WFPC deacons' party we …

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when our ideas fall flat…

Get all the advice and instruction you can,    so you will be wise the rest of your life. You can make many plans,    but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.Proverbs 19:20-21 Just a quick post this morning. Short and to the point. I have way too many details and appointments to deal with today, so I'm going to have to …

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What’s that gaping hole in the front of our house?

A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense. Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables. - Proverbs 24:3-4 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. - 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Peeling Back the Layers: So this has …

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how to live and act from a position of spiritual strength

Today I'm floating a question that I'd like all of us to give some serious attention. What do you think about - what occupies your mind - when you are not engaged in a particular task? When you're preparing to fall asleep, when you just can't fall asleep, first thing in the morning when you're …

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