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Comfort is Infectious

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we may comfort others who are in trouble with the … Continue reading

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The Revolution to End All Revolutions

“Love your enemies.” Outrageous! No one had ever dared propose such a thing before. It’s called grace, unmerited favor toward those who don’t deserve it (which is everyone, by the way). And it’s at the very the core of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Time to Walk on the Water

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Let’s Do it Better This Time

Surprising words from a man whose wisdom, at least at times, exceeded his behavior. But then it’s true of all of us at times, isn’t it? Currently, it seems it’s true of many. As the coronavirus lockdown unravels, many people … Continue reading

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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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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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Worshipping in Captivity

Our communion and coffee tray We “did church” at home again yesterday, our new norm for Sundays. We even took communion with ordinary bread and an ordinary cup, temporarily made holy (set apart, dedicated) for the purpose. It was a … 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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Be the Good News

One of the fundamental rules of storytelling is “Show, don’t tell.” The same rule works well for followers of Jesus. Unless we show people the good news, it won’t ring true. And the best way to show it is to … Continue reading

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