Tag Archives: Jesus

Despair and Hope

When your soul’s in despair, change your focus. In light of what’s going on in culture there are times I feel a sense of despair as did the author of Psalm 42 which I just read. In these times of … Continue reading

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HE’S NOT HERE – HE IS RISEN

Reviewing some photos from our trips to Israel caused me to reflect on the things that took place as Jesus was arrested, falsely tried, crucified and raised from the dead. Of course, one of the most significant places we visited … Continue reading

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LOVE LETTERS

Actual love letters may not be used much today, but when I was in a serious dating relationship with Janet (now my wife of nearly 44 years) we wrote love letters to each other one summer. We wrote these letters … Continue reading

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TRIALS, ABANDONMENT & ABUSE

Reviewing some photos from our trips to Israel caused me to reflect on the things that took place as Jesus was arrested, falsely tried, crucified and raised from the dead. Late Thursday night Jesus was betrayed and arrested in the … Continue reading

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Gethsemane and Blood Clover

Reviewing some photos from our trips to Israel caused me to reflect on the things that took place as Jesus was arrested, falsely tried, crucified and raised from the dead. On Thursday, Jesus gathered with His disciples in an upper … Continue reading

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The Importance of Stepping Out Of The Traffic

After sharing some closing thoughts with our staff this past week, one of our newer staff members, Dee Mathis, stopped me and asked: “What’s the one thing you’d say is most important as a staff member?”  She said she’d watched … Continue reading

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Pharisees and Prostitutes

In Luke 7, there’s an amazing historical account of Jesus visiting with a Pharisee named Simon, and while in Simon’s home a prostitute enters.  She washes Jesus’ feet with her tears & dries them with her hair. She kisses his … Continue reading

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We Want The Miracle But…

I was reading Luke 1 recently about the birth of Jesus being foretold to Mary. Luke 1:37-38 says: “For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me … Continue reading

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TO GO OR NOT TO GO? – Shouldn’t Even Be The Question!

If you’re a parent or grandparent you know that as you care for and feed your kids they continue to grow physically and there are times they experience a growth spurt that seems crazy, but excites you and them.   The … Continue reading

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YOUR STORY and ONE VERSE

I shared about the power of your story on Sunday (from John 4), and told you I’d give you a framework you can use to write out your story to help you share it quickly (or over an extended conversation) … Continue reading

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