Good Friday challenges us to consider how to bring Jesus’ experience on the cross into our own lives – by going through the cross with Jesus. “It is finished.” ~ John 19:30 A few years ago, I was on a spiritual retreat, and found some time in the retreat center’s chapel to meditate on the […]

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Do you really understand what I went through that first Christmas two thousand years ago – and why it matters to you today? But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. ~ Luke 2:19 Yes, you people from two thousand years after my son’s birth, that first Christmas day was something […]

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Jesus was born naked, vulnerable, and yet crowned with the power of heaven and earth.. Are we ready to have Jesus crown us with faith this Christmas? “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will […]

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A rose that was saved from war helped the world to celebrate peace. Are we leaving peace behind as our gift to eternity in every moment? Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and […]

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Jesus appeared to his disciples many times after his resurrection – even in their everyday work. Are we missing God’s resurrection promises looking right at us today? Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘We will go with you.’ They went out and got into the boat, but that […]

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