Life: “The Lord has done it this very day!”

 How very good and pleasant it is    when God's people live together in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head,    running down upon the beard,on the beard of Aaron,    running down over the collar of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon,    which falls on the mountains of Zion.For there the Lord ordained his blessing,    life forevermore.Psalm 133 Sunday, …

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life = curiosity, and grace, and joy

 Whom have I in heaven but you?     And earth has nothing I desire besides you.  My flesh and my heart may fail,     but God is the strength of my heart     and my portion forever. - Psalm 73:25-26 What a great scripture to start the day! Thanks, Bible Gateway. It's been a busy morning so far …

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Love Beyond Time & Space

Today I'm sharing a chapter from my Christmas book, In My Heart I Carry A Star. If you own a copy, this is the devotional offering for Wednesday in the third week of Advent. Enjoy - DEREK Wednesday LOVE BEYOND TIME AND SPACE In this is love, not that we loved God but that he …

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“But, there is forgiveness with you…”

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,     Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you... - Psalm 130:3-4 This week I've been concentrating hard on my new book - a mixture of fulfillment, excitement, frustration, disappointment, and anticipation. I've also been playing with cover design - having discarded the original once I saw …

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parenting, the long view – “my times are in your hand”

But I trust in you, O Lord;     I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand... - Psalm 31:14-15 ADVENTURE! Life is an amazing experience! Looking back over the past few decades - especially since Rebekah and I found each other, and moved into the our future as a committed partnership - this …

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singing with the birds #springtime

All creation shouts the glory of God;     the skies advertize the work of God's imagination. Day after day the heavens declare the wonder;     night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words;     no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,     their words to …

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Try some Hokey-Pokey faith and “put your whole self in” this Monday morning…

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heaven! Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness! Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes! Praise him …

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drinking from the well

Blessed is the one... whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water. When Rebekah and I lived in Florida (and it still sounds strange, talking about Florida in the past tense) it wasn't very …

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