Tag Archives: Easter

He Is Not Here…

He is risen! Wishing you a blessed Easter, dear friends, not “despite,” but because!

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Ego Candy

Many bloggers, myself included, have experienced an upswing in views–thanks to the captive audience provided by the worldwide lockdown. Comments and Likes have gone up, as well. It’s enough to make your teeth rot. Why do I say that? Recognition … Continue reading

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Easter Traditions Around the World

Easter traditions vary wildly, from the sacred to the profane (mostly the former), from the “Oh, how beautiful!” to the “Say what?” Here on this Easter weekend are some images and descriptions of Easter traditions around the world. I hope … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Really Have to Die?

“Jesus died to save people from a blood-thirsty God!” That, says my friend Mac, an influential atheist “evangelist,” is the message of Christianity. “Then, in our place,” he goes on, “God sadistically tortured his own Son to death. If God … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

“Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD.” ~Psalm 118:26 On Palm Sunday people celebrated who they wanted Jesus to be. The following week they tried to silence forever who He was. Thank God they failed.

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Risen

He is Risen! He is Risen in Me. “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the son … Continue reading

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He Made a Way

Part One Childlike is precisely what a child should be. It is, in fact, the highest estate to which a child can ascend. It signals a deep, implanted wisdom: “This is my Parent who understands what I do not, and … Continue reading

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The Powers of Darkness

Then the powers of darkness gathered their full strength against Jesus and took Him down. And He said, “You win.” But then He rose from the dead and said, “Seriously? April fools!” You can’t keep a good man down. He … Continue reading

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Plot Spoiler

I confess: I skipped ahead and read the last chapter.

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The Confessions of Peter, Part Two

In The Confessions of Peter, Part One, Peter talked about meeting Jesus. Now he confronts his own darkness. The Rock “Jesus sent us out in twos, to preach and do miracles in his name. Did we believe it? We hoped. When … Continue reading

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