Happy New Story Month!!

Love and faithfulness meet together;    righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,    and righteousness looks down from heaven. The Lord will indeed give what is good,    and our land will yield its harvest. Righteousness goes before him    and prepares the way for his steps. Psalm 85:10-13 I mentioned in yesterday's post how slow we have been here at Maul-Hall as regards to getting …

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This story is – first – ours to live before it can be told

- Naomi's creation, enjoyed at the coffee table with the children and "Hamilton" Just a short post this morning in response to the "Evening of food and entertainment with Naomi" provided by our daughter. She cleaned the kitchen, prepared dinner, introduced us to our first viewing of "Hamilton," then cleaned the kitchen again. The meal …

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Living a better story

As the guards led Jesus to be crucified, there was an African man in the crowd named Simon, from Libya. He had just arrived from a rural village to keep the Feast of the Passover. The guards laid Jesus’ cross on Simon’s shoulders and forced him to walk behind Jesus, carrying his cross. Luke 23:26 - something like …

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good news from New Hope Presbytery: evidence of abundant life!

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your …

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Arlington National Cemetery – a place alive with amazing stories

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3     he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths     for his name’s sake. - Psalm 23 This morning's brief post (it's another very busy day) hangs on a short conversation I …

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messengers directly from God…

What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. Thus it is written, …

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the grace of a great story: “goodbye” to Myrt Hubbard Alexander

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 …

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