The darkness of loss and the light and beauty of hope…

All the hopes and the drams for the future that had been kindled and nurtured through the past years had been wrenched from the cross and sealed in a cold tomb, a burial that signified the end of everything the band of followers cared for. Jesus was not only their hope for the future, he …

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Sharing the Good News Story – and how atheists are often fundamentalists too

But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or height or depth, or any other thing that is …

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“Have Thine Own Way, Lord” – old hymns, new ears

In the same way, the Spirit comes to help our weakness. We don’t know what we should pray, but the Spirit himself pleads our case with unexpressed groans. The one who searches hearts knows how the Spirit thinks, because he pleads for the saints, consistent with God’s will. We know that God works all things together …

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Our prejudices stand no chance against God’s love

From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace;     as the Law was given through Moses,    so grace and truth came into being through Jesus Christ. - John 1:16-17 Yesterday I posted a couple of classic photos from the 1980's (see Teacher Shout Out) so I got curious and continued digging. That's when I found one …

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So many reasons to give thanks…

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of …

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what it means to be a family rooted in faith

Certainly the faithful love of the Lord hasn’t ended; certainly God’s compassion isn’t through! They are renewed every morning. Great is your faithfulness. I think: The Lord is my portion! Therefore, I’ll wait for him. - Lamentations 3:22-24 I skipped yesterday's post for obvious reasons. We were in Virginia Beach to finally - after six months - lay Rebekah's …

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