knowledge both cosmic and microscopic, temporal and eternal, knowable and unknowable.

But how could God possibly live on earth with people? If heaven, even the highest heaven, can’t contain you, how can this temple that I have built contain you? Lord, my God, listen to your servant’s prayer and request, and hear the cry and prayer that I your servant pray to you.2 Chronicles 6:18-19 Late Friday …

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You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast…

- Grace and David Maul reading together You will keep in perfect peace    those whose minds are steadfast,    because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever,    for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.Isaiah 26:3-4 - Wake Forest based writer, Derek Maul I want to preface this post by saying how important it is to me that I treat subjects with respect when …

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Understanding Jesus isn’t really possible outside of surrender #holyweek

This morning, reading our daily devotional together, Rebekah and I came across the following passage I'd like to share. The section of the book reflects on our journey through Holy Week on the road from Palm Sunday to Easter. The scripture comes from Luke 20: So they watched Jesus and sent spies who pretended to …

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False Positive – and the potential cost of losing trust

Do not fret because of those who are evil    or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither,    like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good;    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.Psalm 37 Today I am taking a detour away from the "Love and Mercy" theme this third …

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leadership, “naïve realism”, and truth

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. - 1 Corinthians 13:12 Lack of empathy for others' perception turns out …

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Reality, truth, impression, photography, story, spirit

Wake Forest, North Carolina is a beautiful community. However, with new development under way, I am concerned that the "forest" part of our name is at risk. Cut any more trees down and we will be reduced to "Wake Woods", "Wake Trees", or - eventually - just "Wake." One collateral consequence has been the family …

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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...