Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Aquinas Prayer

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"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Awaking to Christmas P.E.A.C.E.

This morning I awoke with a wonder-filled word from the Lord on my mind. It happens occasionally and it's always so beautifully encouraging when it does.

Yes, as I stirred from my December night's slumber at the first hint of daylight, I had this word on my mind as an inspiring acrostic that seemed to help me better understand the blessed benefits of Christmas for me as a Jesus-believer...

P - Pardon
E - Extended
A - At
C - Christ's
E - Expense

"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW


Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Bicycles

It was an inspiring Monday. Our pastoral staff went as a team to help The Salvation Army get their children's toys for Christmas organized. 

Our hearts were so moved that we turned a recent financial gift given to us over pastoral appreciation month into six new bicycles for precious children who wouldn't otherwise receive them. 

As Monday comes to  a close, my heart is humbled and warmed. It's the most wonderful time of the year -- Christmastime.

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"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Faith Clinging

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"...and i wait." GW


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Lamb

Today, my wife, Kim and I, helped my Mom get the island homeplace and yard decorated for Christmas. One ornament on the tree is so inspirational and reminds us of The Christmas Lamb, Who is Worthy indeed! 

And the Nativity is in place in the front yard.

Finally, we viewed the Christmas boat parade along the Beaufort waterfront. Inspiring. 

And one boat had a lighted Beagle. We will miss The Oreo Pup this Christmas. 

"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW


Friday, December 2, 2016

Island Joy

Last evening, I was blessed once again to attend the yearly Christmas concert at Free Grace church, yes, the church of my upbringing on Harkers Island. When the community carolers sang passionately "Joy to the World," it was inspirational Island Joy, indeed! Surely, the Bethlehem boy brings beautiful joy to the whole world and even to small villages... still !

Was also joy for Kim and I to attend with my Mom, Lady Melba. 

"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jesus More

My pastoral mentor, James and I agreed recently that this song is in part our testimony as believers and local church leaders. 

"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW