Reality, truth, impression, photography, story, spirit

Wake Forest, North Carolina is a beautiful community. However, with new development under way, I am concerned that the "forest" part of our name is at risk. Cut any more trees down and we will be reduced to "Wake Woods", "Wake Trees", or - eventually - just "Wake." One collateral consequence has been the family …

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The”bad-attitude” Elf, and the Faith of Children…

Maybe it really is true that the younger children are, the closer they are to remembering - that they have a history with God (that we all have a history), a story we easily forget in this terrestrial plane, and that so much of faith is really about remembering...

so many reasons to be grateful (without exception)…

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation - Philippians 4:12 ometimes I get a little push back from people who wonder if, maybe, I write too much about how good life is. The danger (and I fully understand the logic behind this) is that I either come across like …

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Reporting from the United Methodist Conference

LAKELAND - Wednesday I spent the afternoon at The Lakeland Center, where I had been asked to do some "reporting" at the 2012 Florida Annual Conference Event for the United Methodist Church. I put the word reporting in "quotes" because reporting is not anywhere near my writing comfort zone and it's always a stretch for …

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the challenge to live in the light

My big challenge this week has been to avoid slipping into a negative mindset just because I have this persistent cold/flu/virus thing going on. Yes, I understand that eleven straight days of feeling "icky" is no great tear in the fabric of the cosmos; and I understand that it's nothing compared to my friend's looming …

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