Jesus doesn’t decorate – he recreates

"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11 Today's post comes with a headache. We're now two days into a new roof here at Maul-Hall, and the pounding just won't stop. …

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How can we keep from singing? spring colors and the imperative of life

As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king     who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven,     and …

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new stuff, and our fear of God’s initiatives of grace…

This morning I'd like to pick up on a question that emerged during a discussion about my Monday post, "A New Lord's Prayer for Today." A lot of people read the post, and a few even listened to my song (if you didn't listen, I believe it's worth taking another look). At some point in one …

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Shake, Rattle, and Roll: hiking the Vesuvius time-bomb

Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! - Genesis 1:31 Many of you know that I have this thing about mountains. Not that I'm a real climber, with ropes and irons and such - it's just that there's something about the hike, the ascent, the view, …

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Golf on Lake Oconee and RE-Creation

TRAVEL BREAK DAY! Yesterday Rebekah and I decided to steer away from the rush home (so that I can turn around and leave again for North Carolina). So we stayed put in Greensboro. Rebekah went shopping with Zandra and Ed took me to an amazing golf course on Lake Oconee. Typically, borrowing clubs isn't exactly ideal. …

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Where Beauty = Holiness

If, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! - Romans 5:10 (NIV) Well I'm back from the family reunion... but not really. Rebekah drove on up to Connecticut with Naomi and Craig and I'm …

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