July 2020

The Veruca Attitude

August 2020 — How many of you remember the 1971 movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?  I know there was also the remake by Tim Burton in 2005 with Johnny Dep as Willie Wonka, but the original version with Gene Wilder will always be my favorite.  It is the story of a poor boy,

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Hope in the Wilderness

July 2020 — Throughout the scriptures, there are stories and examples of God’s people going through “wilderness time”.   Wilderness time can be defined as any extended period when the believer endures discomfort and trials.  The good things in life are unable to be enjoyed or may be altogether absent.  One may feel a bit lost

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No Justice, No Peace

June 2020 — Greetings to you in the name of the Prince of Peace.  I offer this greeting in a time when it seems there is no peace to be found.  The news feed is oscillating between Coronavirus updates and the civil unrest after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  We are still reeling

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Sinful Social Distancing

May 2020 — Zaine Abd Al-Qays (a pseudonym used for his protection) was raised as a devout Muslim in the Arabian Gulf.  His family was very intentional and focused in their faith.  He grew up rising at 5:00 a.m. to spend time in prayer with his father.  He read the Qu’ran daily and memorized chapter

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Noli Timere!

April 2020 — I hope you are all doing well and maintaining your sanity!  As I write this, we are facing new restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  We are now under a stay-at-home order issued by NC Governor Roy Cooper.  That means new roles and routines for us all.  Many are working from home

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