Tag Archives: Jesus

The Dawn From on High

Photo credit: Fenced Ranch at Sunrise On this date 45 years ago a sunrise like no other broke upon me. From that time forth I began to learn who I really was, why I was here, and where–or rather to Whom–I … Continue reading

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Be the Miracle

Phillips Brooks, 1835-1893, was an esteemed clergyman, now best-remembered for composing the lyrics to the hymn ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Perhaps God’s most remarkable accomplishment is not that He can work miracles, but that He can work them through … Continue reading

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No Room for Death

              “Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”                ~Clarence W. Hall “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Comin’! But meanwhile…

“Just as when we were children, we were afraid to be alone in the dark and could only be assured by the presence of someone who loved us. Well this is exactly what happened on Holy Saturday, the voice of … Continue reading

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My 45th Spiritual Birthday

I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 45 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!” much less said them. But … Continue reading

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Be Still My Soul

Thought for the Week A Guest Blog by Lavish Mercy Sister Renee Yann (Religious Sisters of Mercy), D.Min, creator of the blog site Lavish Mercy, is a writer, speaker, teacher on the subjects of spirituality, social justice and ethical business … Continue reading

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Only the Beginning

“And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but shall raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks … Continue reading

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Share Your Story

Has Jesus changed your life? That’s the story He calls you to tell. You don’t have to know the Bible inside and out (although knowing it, really knowing it, will transform you), but you do need to tell your story. … Continue reading

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When God Says Stop

Originally posted on Thoughts Along the Way:
John 2:13-22 I have a verse tattooed on the inside of my right forearm: James 1:19-20.??If you look it up, you’ll read this: “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick…

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The Decision-less Middle

Photo copyright by Derek Bair Guest Blog by Hidden Treasure Sheila, creator of a blog site dedicated to “wrestling with the Word of God,” often speaks of things that make us uncomfortable, but that we desperately need to hear. Here, … Continue reading

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