Category Archives: forgiveness

Turning Back

  Each Sunday of Easter, we will hear an excerpt or something related to the readings during the week. It is interesting to note what is pulled out and emphasized. This Sunday, we heard a portion of Peter’s speech at … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas

The first Sunday of Easter always has the story of Doubting Thomas. (John 20:19-31) You know the one. Thomas comes in, having totally missed Jesus’ appearance to everyone else. Pretty sure that they are messing with him or that they … Continue reading

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Answering the Call

This weekend, we heard the story of Jonah and Ninevah. I love Jonah’s little temper tantrum response and how it doesn’t get him anywhere. God calls him to go to the people of Ninevah to convert them from their wicked … Continue reading

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Perspective

Who are you? At your core. A mother, a father, a sister, a brother? A student, a doctor, a teacher, an engineer, a designer? You are a child of God. Someone whom God thought was worth coming down from heaven … Continue reading

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A little bit closer

My husband and I started dating in high school and continued through college. Unfortunately, we were at different colleges that were 700 miles apart. Not nearly close enough for even a weekend visit more than once a semester. All this … Continue reading

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Wanderings

“Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?” (Isaiah 63:17a) This verse is from the first reading from Advent this weekend. It’s an interesting rant, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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Blowing through the doubt

Don’t you wonder if Jesus ever gets tired of our doubts and failures? It doesn’t matter how long you’ve believed, or how strong your belief is, there will be times that you just can’t believe. There will be times that … Continue reading

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Where is God when…?

Life happens so quickly. Small decisions lead to other small decisions, and before you know it, you are far along a path that you didn’t know you started. Sometimes this is a great thing, sometimes it is a path to … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Make You Feel My Love

Okay, one more Music Monday. I heard this one last weekend as our high schoolers sat in adoration for an hour. One hour, over one hundred teens, none of them on their phones, none of them talking, all of them … Continue reading

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Up close, and personal

I beg you, O Lord, to remove anything which separates me from you, or you from me. Remove anything that makes me unworthy of your sight, your control, your reprehension, of your speech and conversation, of your benevolence and love. … Continue reading

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