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Fruits of the Spirit: Gentleness

There are times that a firm “No,” or even “Absolutely not,” are needed. There are times when a strong push is the only thing that will open a door or move an obstacle. It’s easy to think that a spirit … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Drops in the Ocean

I want you as you are, not as you ought to be. Open your heart. It’s time that we start again. We all have our moments of distraction, faltering, or just plain forgetting. Life is busy. Take a moment today … Continue reading

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Do you love me?

In this final week of Easter, we straddle Holy Week as Jesus finishes His prayers and dialogue at the Last Supper and then talks to Simon on the seashore after He has risen from the dead. We start the week … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

  So much happens in the readings from Acts this week that I hardly know where to start. First, Stephen is stoned to death. This message of Jesus resurrected is really not going over well. As the stoning is going … Continue reading

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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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All for you

Part Four of an Eight-Part Series of Reflections on Lent, Holy Week, and Easter.   On Good Friday we stand face-to-face with the cost of our sin. We come humbly to the foot of the cross and remember how Jesus … Continue reading

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Crown of Thorns

Local jeweler Stacy B has partnered with me to offer a beautiful necklace complimenting my Lenten study Walking Through Holy Week. The crown of thorns is a powerful piece to wear during Lent and beyond. I wear mine as a reminder … 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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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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Carry your cross or lay it down?

What does it mean to accept things with grace? When we are given a cross to bear, do we just carry it no matter what? We are told in numerous ways to carry what God gives us. And, while that … Continue reading

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