Psalm 13

How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? When will this pain quit drowning her in the sea? She’s fully aware that life is unkind. This is for sure, but why rub it in? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have
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Summer, How I love Thee


Such was the sentiment of my soul as a child growing up. What is better than summer? Not waking up until I had to, fun field trips with friends, chasing the ice cream man down the street hoping to make it in time to get that red snow cone, going swimming in the YMCA pool with
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A Trip to Baptist Land

Last week, I spent two days immersed in a culture which I had not spent time in for years: Baptist Land. The Baptist Land amusement park (not a literal park, by the way) that I visited this summer was of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship genre. (I mention this fact because the genres of being Baptist are greatly
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Youth Choir Comes to the Plaza


Washington Plaza was blessed yesterday by the 40+ youth and their leaders from First Baptist Church of Southern Pines, North Carolina who worship alongside us. It was a sea of red shirts as the group sang and played handbells in our service and then out on the Plaza following worship. It was a great day
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After the Sermon 6/21/10

I hope to do more reflecting from time to time about the Sunday’s sermons and/or the experience of worship from the perspective of the pulpit. So, I begin this week out of a concern of several of the comments that were spoken to me directly or indirectly in response to the message. Throughout the month
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Family Fun Night Photos


If you missed us this Friday on the Plaza for the Family Fun Night, you have two other opportunities to join us this summer, Friday, July 16th and Friday, August 20th! We had fun meeting our neighbors, eating hot dogs, playing games and dancing along to the tunes of Mr. Derby! These are some of
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Blame It On God

I recently heard a tv interview about former Washington Post weekly columnist, Sally Quinn about why she has now ventured into the world of religious dialogue through Post blog, On Faith. It was noted that Quinn has no religious affiliation. Such a fact came to be, said the narrator of the show, as a result of Quinn’s father’s experiences in World War II liberating
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If you are a faithful reader to this blog, you know that I haven’t been posting as much as I normally do in a given week. I keep thinking I should be writing posts about this or that, but then, I don’t find words to write them. I could easily blame it on the craziness
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Family Fun Night


For those of you involved last year, you know that we had a fabulous time partnering together with the Friends of Lake Anne to meet more of our neighbors on the Plaza. And, plans are underway to host these evenings again this summer. Mark your calendar with these dates: June 18th, July 16th, and August
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Ten Thoughts about Sunday

Ten things that made me smile about this past Sunday: 1. I heard laugher and lively discussion coming from the NEW Sunday School class that began this summer. They’re studying stories of faith and were tackling the Martha/ Mary tale this past week. Love seeing new folks come to a study class on Sunday mornings. 2.
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