Tag Archives: Jesus

Paid in Full

When Jesus had reached the end of his suffering on the cross, he said, “It is finished. And then, bowing his head, yielded up his spirit” (John 19:30). The original Greek for “it is finished” is simply teleo. It’s a … Continue reading

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The Jesus Lady

My Real Memoir I grew up in a thoroughly secular home. God was simply never the topic of conversation. I literally didn’t know that Christmas was named for Christ. And Easter? Well, it was about eating chocolate bunnies and egg … Continue reading

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Not as the World Gives

Photo by Freddie Addery “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives, so do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ~John 14:27 ∴

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Be a Fountain

Photo by Trudy E. Teemley The way of this world is to take, but Jesus called his followers to reverse that formula, saying, “Freely you have received; freely give” (Matthew 10:8). In other words, we’re called to: “Be a fountain, … Continue reading

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I Am Involved in Mankind

Photo: Mitch Teemley “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as … Continue reading

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Forgetting What Lies Behind

Photo by Michael Atkins “Forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 3:13-14 † Note: British American actor, biographer, film producer Douglas … Continue reading

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Blessed to be a Blessing

Today is Boxing Day, a day with its roots in the medieval tradition of placing alms and small gifts in the church Poor Box on Saint Stephen’s Day, the day after Christmas. By the early 1800s Boxing Day had become … Continue reading

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lost Christmas Poem

Many are unaware that the Lord of the Rings author was a lifelong Jesus-follower. Tolkien not only spoke openly of his faith, impacting the lives of many, including his close friend C.S. Lewis, but was also one of the translators … Continue reading

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Overlooked Birthdays at Christmas Time

Image by Angèle Kamp Some of my friends’ birthdays fall on or near Christmas day, and so, sadly, they tend to be overlooked. Take my friend Jesus, for example. Hey, here’s an idea: What if we were so much like Him, … Continue reading

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Jesus and Santa

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit:
An image of Jesus thought to be more realistic, based on archaeological records of the people from that place and time. On our morning walk today, I saw a sign in a neighbor’s…

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