Video version of “When Count Your Blessings Doesn’t go Far Enough”

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.1 Thessalonians 5:18 This is post #4 in my (likely short-lived) experiment in video blogging. With almost 7,000 subscribers following my writing, I think I will need to average a little more than 35 views per video if this experiment is …

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Real Love for Valentine’s Day plus this week’s video post – with a song

Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God. The person who doesn’t love does not know God, because God is love. This is how the love of God is revealed to us:1 John 4:7-9 - recording Today is February 14. That means Valentine's …

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Video blog #2: “Standing in Grace”

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces …

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Rebekah’s remarks from the retirement party (I believe this is the only video)

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God …

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“Take heart! I have overcome the world!” (82 hours on a Greyhound, and other memories)

"A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! …

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Jesus: “You can’t handle the truth!” (plus video-blog)

"I have much more to say to you, but you can’t handle it now. However, when the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you in all truth. He won’t speak on his own, but will say whatever he hears and will proclaim to you what is to come. He will glorify me, because he will …

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Living a dangerous goodness. Dare we follow Jesus?

May the grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers. I’m thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it’s always a prayer full of joy. - Philippians 1:2-4 It's Sunday morning! Always one of my …

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Won’t You Join Me? A personal invitation to experience Lent 2021

“If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - Jesus, John 8:31 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcAPyG49UfU - Derek Maul "Invitation to a Sacred Journey" (2:30) Recently, in a moment best described as either optimism or poor judgment, I committed to making a series …

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We all need a little mercy now…

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. - Titus 3:3-5 Yesterday, …

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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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