“Now we know in part; then we shall know fully, even as we are fully known”

"For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known" (1 Corinthians 13:12)."Breathing with a heartbeat or not - it is as if all that we are is condensed into our …

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God’s Spirit Poured Out

The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to …

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deep calls to deep

As the deer pants for streams of water,     so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.     When can I go and meet with God? - Psalm 42:1-2 This morning is one of those wet, dreary, too-warm-to-be-winter (62-degrees) days. The week only promises to get warmer and …

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seeing things as black and white

(all photographs taken from our deck, as the new leaves just keep coming and coming...) LIGHT: This past weekend, during the retreat on Chesapeake Bay, one of the things we talked about was vision: in terms of seeing, lenses, clarity, understanding, and the fact that Jesus was often frustrated at his followers for walking around with …

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Four-photo Monday (stewards of the manifold grace of God)

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. - 1 Peter 4:10 This week's "Four Photo Monday" post is a simple celebration of gratitude for faith, community, and the presence of God in all things. Yesterday, Rebekah's Sermon-on-the-Mount message was especially powerful. She presented …

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your prayers make all the difference

This morning - and this happens once in a while - I've hit a fairly significant writing block. I don't have any idea about what to write for my "Wake Forest Today" column (due in a couple of hours); I can't begin to come up with any direction for my FOCUS magazine column (due by the …

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Oaks of righteousness – wearing the garland of praise!

It's not easy to post an adequate response to a great day at church. Here at WFPC the community is wearing faith, joy, promise, hope, and belief in the future like "a garment of praise." So I guess I have to start with scripture. It's a longer passage than I typically paste into my text, but …

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sighs too deep for words

New video-post! Shot on the deck! Click here to view. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the …

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a shot of courage from some awesome pre-schoolers

Then Jesus called a little child over to sit among the disciples, and said, “I assure you that if you don’t turn your lives around and become like this little child, you will definitely not enter the kingdom of heaven. Those who humble themselves like this little child will be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes …

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reverse incarnation… (remembering to look up)

VIDEO-POST - RIGHT HERE! Today's featured two-minute video-post could easily fit with Monday's "Easter: so-what?" post. Regardless, the video-conversation poses a question that's always valid; namely, "What difference does Easter Sunday make in real life?" (2 mins. check it out and share). CONNECTIONS: Rebekah made her connections to Hartford yesterday without any travel troubles. Which was …

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