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Just a touch

I have always loved the story of the woman who fights through the crowd only to touch the hem of Jesus’ cloak. She doesn’t even try to actually see Him or talk to Him. There’s no way He would ever … Continue reading

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Pick a Saint, any Saint

This weekend we had confirmation at our church. One of the many things I love about confirmation is that each person chooses a Saint for their confirmation name. Now, I have to confess that I chose my Saint solely because … Continue reading

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Pathfinding

  My dear friends, I could use your help. I have started writing books, developing my website, public speaking, and generally expanding on what I started with this simple blog. As a part of the process, there are many suggestions on … 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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I’ll be there for you

The Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother   Jesus exclaims, “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?” from the cross. I wonder, as we come to the place where Mary meets Jesus on the way to His death, … Continue reading

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Unexpected Blessings

    After my fourth child, I had major postpartum that manifested in anxiety and panic attacks. Looking back now, I really don’t ever want to do that again. It was just awful. But, at the same time, I would … Continue reading

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Just a story?

    We’ve heard the story of Simon of Cyrene a million times. As I was reading it recently, I noticed something new: They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian  who was coming in from the country, the … Continue reading

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I only have five loaves and two fish…

“Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.” (Matthew 14:17) A couple months ago, I gave a copy of my book, Be Not Afraid, to a homeless man. As I pulled up the corner, I was prepared to give … Continue reading

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I’m waiting…

God is funny sometimes. I write a chapter in Be Not Afraid about how we shouldn’t fear delays, and God gives me a two month halt in the progress of something I am trying to do. I was going strong, and then … Continue reading

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Never Alone

This weekend, I sat for a moment with the Psalm that we sang about God hearing the cry of the poor. Psalm 34 talks about evildoers being confronted and destroyed, and the just being heard and rescued from their distress. … Continue reading

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