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Permanent Mistakes September 21, 2016

The other day, I was texting a friend and through the auto-spell check it spelled something that was very, very wrong and very inappropriate to say to anyone. As soon as I hit the send button, I realized the mistake I had made and I panicked. I wanted to get it back. I realized I had made a permanent mistake: I could not get it back, there was nothing I could do. The only thing I could do was explain to the person that I really didn’t say that, it was auto-check and I was so sorry that they even had to read something as foul as what it said.Continue

A Two-Year Old September 14, 2016

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Last week I got to be with my granddaughter, Flora, who is two. Two-year-olds are fun; they’re also a lot of work. I learned some things just watching and being with Flora for an extended period of time. Two-year-olds want to learn about everything—they’re inquisitive—their eyes are always looking for new things. They laugh. They laugh at things that aren’t even funny just because they’re amused by how things are put together. They relate: they want to crawl up on your lap and have you read a book. They want you to hold their hand. They want to show you things. Continue

Freshness August 24, 2016

I’ve been thinking a lot about freshness lately. Psalm 103:1-4 says,

Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion.Continue

In the Night August 17, 2016

I remember hearing a sermon series called “Things that happened in the Bible at night.” It was an amazing group of sermons that dealt with what God did with the children of Israel at night, what God did in the Sea of Galilee at night, and it looked at Nicodemus, who sought Jesus at night. It was really a unique way of looking at what God did. I’m amazed at how much God does in the cover of darkness.Continue

Environment August 10, 2016

About a year ago, InFaith moved their Home Office from a very ornate mansion on the Main Line just outside Philadelphia. It was 14,000 square feet, had lots of mahogany and expensive tile on the first floor. Everyone had their own office, there were doors, you identified yourself by what floor you worked on: first, second, or third floor. It was an interesting place to work – we officed in a house. Then we bought a 6,000 square foot, fairly new office condominium about twenty-three miles away. Continue