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an act of terror against the witness of love

(I’m breaking my “one-post-per-day” routine to comment on this breaking story out of Charleston, SC. It is a terrible situation that I wish I didn’t need to address; but this is the kind of story we ignore at our peril.) 495 more words

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the high cost of love (O love that will not let me go)

There is one element of “the life of a pastor” I’d like to try to write about that I haven’t covered before. But I’m not quite sure where to begin. 664 more words

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four photographs: a day is like a thousand years

” But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.” – …

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moving forward - back to the garden

According to the calendar, it’s May 26 and North Carolina is moving into the summer months. But I have the house wide-open again this morning, Rebekah and I enjoyed breakfast on the deck, and yesterday afternoon, after a few hours of gardening, we sat in the shade, listening to the leaves rustle and feeling the balm of a gentle afternoon breeze. 372 more words

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"Remain in my Love; Live in community; Don't blow it" - Jesus

Author’s note concerning photo archives: This blog loves great photographs. Unfortunately, pictures take up a lot of space. WordPress, by my estimation, provides enough room for around two-three years of archives before I hit the “you have used 95% of your 1.3 GB storage capacity” mark. 666 more words

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faith and hope rooted in good planting

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 

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"it is finished" = our call to begin

The season of Lent presents a progression of ever-increasing opportunity when it comes to deepening our spiritual walk. Six-weeks for preparation; eight-days of Holy Week; three days if your observance begins with Good Friday. 495 more words

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