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Lost and Found

I was praying today and reflecting on the time when Mary and Joseph lost Jesus. I had to wonder – How much trouble would you be in if you lost the Son of God? Jesus was twelve, and the parents … Continue reading

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Forgive them, Lord.

The Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross As Jesus hangs from the cross, He has every reason to call down punishment and judgment on the people who placed Him there and on the people who come by to … Continue reading

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Are we the older brother?

Do you side with the older son in the story of the Prodigal Son? This father who takes in the wayward, and marginally sorry younger son with a giant celebration is a bit much. There really should be some consequences, … Continue reading

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Hunting for Sheep

  I’ve always thought that the parable of the lost sheep was a little odd. Jesus asks of His listeners which of them “having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and … Continue reading

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Fishing Time

Have you ever been in one of those moments where you can’t believe what has just happened, and you’re not sure what could possibly be coming next? It’s part numb and part lost. The disciples had that after the resurrection. … Continue reading

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Looking

Sometimes it is hard to find God in a situation, or even in our daily lives. Even if we feel like we are pretty connected, we can get turned around in a moment. I have a prayer today that I … Continue reading

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Lent

As we start Lent, I have a wonderful prayer that I have read. Whatever it is that you are giving up, whatever you are adding, as you start this period of cleansing and preparation, this prayer gives a great perspective. … Continue reading

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Artwork

I was at an art museum by myself earlier this summer. I went straight to the Van Gogh paintings, because he is my favorite artist, and for the first time ever, I just sat with them for a while. I … Continue reading

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Water

I just read Psalm 42, which starts, “As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you, O God.”  Nice, pastoral scene, very soothing, calm and refreshing.  At least for me.  But then, as I continued … Continue reading

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Changes

My oldest daughter came home from college for the first time on Saturday, and as we were driving home, she exclaimed, “Everything is the same, but I’m so different!” Have you ever had that experience?  Something in your life has … Continue reading

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