Reconnecting with Florida friends reminds us why authentic ministry is so charged with life!

The Lord is my strength and my shield;    my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.My heart leaps for joy,    and with my song I praise him. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Psalm 28:7, Romans 15:13"I am …

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love is never transactional

The person who doesn’t love does not know God, because God is love. This is how the love of God is revealed to us: God has sent his only Son into the world so that we can live through him. - 1 John 4:8-9Tell them to do good, to be rich in the good things …

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6 Photo Friday images – snapshots of the good life

Moses: "Look here! Today I’ve set before you life and what’s good versus death and what’s wrong."... "I have set life and death, blessing and curse before you. Now choose life..." - Deuteronomy 30:15,19 Again, this week, my camera has been inactive and I have to rely on our daughter Naomi's keen eye for story …

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Real life – life that has substance, and authenticity, and meaning.

 Tell people who are rich at this time not to become egotistical and not to place their hope on their finances, which are uncertain. Instead, they need to hope in God, who richly provides everything for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to be rich in the good things they do, to be generous, …

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Pride and joy – our son the teacher!

"Amidst all the uncertainty and inconsistency and mixed messages bouncing around in our world today, children need the kind of stability and care offered by good teachers..." Good morning! It's a wet, soggy, rain-soaked, everything-is-saturated day here in Wake Forest. It's been that kind of a week and it will be excessively damp for a …

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