If we want healing and wholeness then we must also have community

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.1 Peter 2:9-10 Good Tuesday morning, …

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the ministry of light

By the tender mercy of our God,     the dawn from on high will break upon us,  to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,     to guide our feet into the way of peace.” - Luke 1:78-79 When morning gilds the skies my heart awakening cries: May Jesus Christ be …

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pasta, steak, and gorgonzola #foodiepost

I haven't written a "foodie" post in some time, so - after three superior meals in the space of three days - here's some good eating for your Saturday entertainment. First, we are remarkably blessed here at WFPC to have our own "director of Food Ministries." Mandy coordinates a wide range of eating at our church, but it's the …

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lost in space, found in eternity

(NOTE: the two photographs of Niagara Falls are included to illustrate the infinite volume of time and eternity, pouring steadily in a torrent of experience, and new information, and consciousness, and possibility) The Big Picture So yesterday evening, walking the dog, I found myself looking deep into the heavens and thinking about the vast scope of …

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learning – and living – as a spiritual gift

"Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are …

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reason to get up in the morning

"For I want you to understand what really matters..." - Paul, Philippians 1 This morning I'm heading out the door fairly early, so just a short post for today. AGING: I've been listening to a series of TED-talks on the aging process (NPR's The TED RADIO HOUR). It's been an interesting discussion, and there are a lot …

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is your life, and your purpose, tweet-able?

I don't do all that much with my Twitter account. Yes, I do tweet most of my blog posts, but I've never taken the time to explore the platform, keep up with a running stream of "what's out there," or find my communication rhythm in 140 characters or less. But frugality of words - character conservation and …

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Why I write: a true story…

For me, the chief purpose and end of my writing is to communicate encouragement and good news. (Yes, I understand that writing is art, and that art can exist for its own sake, even if nobody ever sees the finished product; and I "get" that art is its own validation.) To some extent, then, I know that …

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meta-commentary: a post about posting

For the second time this week, I'm sharing some comments about writing. I guess this makes today's blog entry a meta-post; an example of meta-commentary, of writing about writing or communicating about communication. What I'm really interested in, beyond the writing part, is the larger idea of communication. That's the primary reason I've started my …

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God’s big plan for the world

DELETE: Hmmm. I just highlighted about one hour of careful writing, paused for a moment, then hit "delete." There was nothing intrinsically wrong with anything I wrote, it simply didn't go anywhere. A little like life, sometimes, to be honest. You know what I mean. We can chug along, going through the basics of day-to-day …

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