Tag Archives: Gospel of John

Love One Another

  If you knew you had only hours to live, what would you tell the ones who would be left behind? What if you knew that your death would shake them to their core? What words would ever be enough? … Continue reading

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Know your roots

  In this second week of Easter, we start into the Gospel of John. With a few exceptions, we will work our way through the entire story. It’s an interesting dichotomy. Why would the readings each day include the story … Continue reading

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Light in the Darkness

As we work our way towards Lent, we approach a very bleak season. All the flowers will be replaced with empty branches. The music at church becomes somber and serious. We are called to refrain, to hold back, to limit. … Continue reading

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Music Monday: From the Inside Out

“Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades.” So many parts of this song speak to me, but this line stands out a bit more brightly for me today. When everything else is gone, when everything has fallen away, … Continue reading

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Small Things

  The smallest things can make the biggest difference. In the Gospel of John, there is a moment when Jesus tells a man, Nathanael, that He saw him under a fig tree. Immediately, Nathanael says, “Rabbi, you are the Son of … Continue reading

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Less of Me

As a parent, and even in this blog, I spend a lot of time building self-esteem and self-worth. “You are precious in the eyes of God” is something I believe with the core of my being and I love helping … Continue reading

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Gotcha

Have you ever had a “how did I get roped into this one” moment? I can’t tell you how many times I have sat in a meeting thinking, “I’m pretty sure I was going to say ‘no’ this semester…” I have … Continue reading

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Roadmaps

I found an interesting verse as I was working on my Bible study. As He prepares for his death, Jesus tells His apostles, “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.” (John 16:12). He has … Continue reading

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Go Time

I just love Mary. She doesn’t say much in the Bible, but she’s a pretty determined person. My favorite place is at the Wedding at Cana. After telling Jesus that they have no wine, He answers her that His time … Continue reading

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Gardening

I am not the best gardener. I have to put plants by the kitchen sink so I remember to water them, and even then it’s a risky proposition. So, images of lush landscapes and fruitful vines are pretty miraculous for … Continue reading

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