Tag Archives: Gift

What kind of life do you want to lead?

Do you want to successful or significant? I read this question in the book On Fire, by John O’Leary (which is a great read if you’re looking for some inspirational summer reading) As I read it, I realized that the two are … Continue reading

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Gifts vs. Calling

  “Your gift will open doors for you, but your calling will help you open doors for others.” Rev. Tejado Hanchell We are given so many gifts. It can take us a while to discover what they are, and even … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Gift

The Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross Luke 23: 44-46 It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry for Me

The Eighth Station Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem In this station, Jesus has fallen twice, hardly has the strength to go on, and yet He ministers to the women who mourn for Him as He goes to a brutal … Continue reading

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Sharing the Load

The Fifth Station of the Cross: Simon of Cyrene helps carry the Cross They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. – … Continue reading

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Lent is coming – Lent is here! (Part 3)

When we give alms, the last of the three traditional practices of Lent, we give out of love, not out of privilege. It goes full circle to the first practice of fasting. Because we know that we have been given … Continue reading

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God calling

I hear God’s voice in my life a lot, and I will venture to say that you do, too. I have had many people come to me and complain that God doesn’t speak to them at all, and they would … Continue reading

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Believe it or not

  My husband was an atheist when I married him, and one of the things that bothered him was that you had to believe in Jesus in order to be “saved.” To him, it was a complete power trip and … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Any parent knows that sacrifices are an almost daily event as you raise your children. You sacrifice sleep as your little one crawls into your bed with a nightmare. You sacrifice that book you were going to read when your … Continue reading

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Give me your only, beloved son

  Jesse Tree Day 5: The story of the sacrifice of Isaac is a challenge for many people. It is hard to reconcile a God who would demand child-sacrifice with the God of love that we hear about in church. We … Continue reading

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