Life, marking birthdays, Camino de Santiago, and other pilgrimages

Then you shall declare before the Lord your God: “My father was a wandering Aramean,Deuteronomy 26:5 Over at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church this weekend, Rebekah and I enjoyed another positive Sunday morning. I will make this a fairly short post as I want to highlight just one simple idea. After worship we went down to the fellowship …

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grace and redemption leave no room for judgment…

It's not any specific behavior, or adherence to a particular doctrine, or religious ritual, or repetition of the right magic phrase that grants us the honor of a relationship with God - No, it's Jesus who makes redemption possible. This privilege is ours to accept, or to reject.

meeting God in the garden

(Note - you can find a complete set of these photographs at my Facebook page) EDEN: I don't believe it's an accident that gardens are featured in so many pivotal moments in the biblical narrative. The story begins in the Garden of Eden; Jesus suffered the agony of choosing us in the Garden of Gethsemane, then ushered …

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