The hurricane turned tropical storm turned depression has come and gone, and praise God for the minimal damage it has seemed to cause in our neck of the woods! Seeing some of the footage from the coast and other parts of North Carolina stirs me into prayer for physical safety and needs to be met in this week after the storm—when rivers are still rising from all the rain and surge! I hope you will join me in those prayers.
So, I have a map in my office. For those of you who have not stopped by (shame on you, by the way!), it sits on the mantel over the fireplace. Some have called it large, but I prefer to call it the perfect fit. It is perfect because I only had to trim the edges a little bit to gently force it in between the ceiling and the mantel.
One of the many blessings of our denomination is the mountaintop campground called Bonclarken. At the sight of that word, most of y’all will probably be filled with joyful memories of camps, conferences, and retreats.
Greetings from Synod! For those who don’t know (or need a slight refresher!), General Synod is the largest convening body of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Each church in our denomination is or should be represented in order to conduct the business of our church family as a whole.
These verses cover every chapter of Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi. Can you feel the depth of connection being expressed? The words in brackets are translated slightly different for the English reader’s benefit, but the root remains the same: koinonia (partnership, fellowship, participation).