A video invitation to Maul-Hall – Derek tells a story from the living room

I love to tell the story, for those who know it bestSeem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest;And when in scenes of glory I sing the new, new song,’Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.(Arabella Hankey, 1866) Typically, video is not my best fit (you can tell …

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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...

over 4,100 people walked through Bethlehem this weekend! A few thoughts and many photos…

For our team of guides that meant leading 4,104 pilgrims on an interactive journey that unwrapped, layer by layer, the deep, essential, elemental meaning of the nativity, and the promise that (still) is Jesus.

the day Jesus preached in Wake Forest

When Jesus saw the crowds of people there, he went up on a hill and sat down. His followers came and sat next to him. Then Jesus began teaching the people. - Matthew 5 In my teaching and writing I talk a lot about story: understanding the kind of story we are living, sharing our …

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The Greatest Story Ever Told (Day-5, be the story!)

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12 In the world of advertising hype, "superlative inflation" has become so expected that exaggerated claims have essentially lost their punch. Average …

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Hunger for the good story

I have a story to share. Last week, following the pattern since our granddaughter was first born, my son-in-law Craig put Beks in her crib, kissed her good night, took her brother David into his room to get ready for bed, then proceeded to settle down in the chair with him for his bedtime story. …

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“…from whom all blessings flow.” (and then some!)

Having grandchildren in the house is great fun; but MaulHaul looks like a Toys-R-Us truck just backed up to the front door and emptied its entire load in the living room! Other collateral damage includes the inability to dedicate more than the occasional random minute to writing. So this morning I'll post a short series …

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