Category Archives: Encourement

The Killing of Innocents

The terrorists would say there are none innocent, everyone is guilty. Ironically – That is what the Lord says in a sense-  all have sinned! But what we need is a Savior – NOT a terrorist! We need the One who can transform us from the inside out! Not one who maim’s from the outside, …

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Relax! I’ve Got This!

“Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot. “Has anyone by fussing before the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? If fussing can’t even do that, why fuss at all? … What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax, not be so …

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“Go and do likewise …”

Most folks are familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan where three different people crossed the path of the mugged and beaten traveler when he was down and out for the count. Two religious men and a man they both looked down on, the Samaritan. Jesus asks who was a ‘neighbor’ to the hurt …

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“He was one who lived expectantly, on the lookout …”

I love that: “one who lived expectantly, on the lookout for the kingdom of God.” I think that was difference between Joseph and the other members of the Jewish Council. He was LOOKING for God and expecting that He would be at work! All the members of the Jewish Council were well versed in their …

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Do You Know What Time It Is?

It is amazing how losing one hour of sleep can affect us!  For many of us it has been a week that started with one less hour of sleep and for the most part, no one prepares in advance for that.  We walk around exhausted for several days. It’s not like we didn’t know it …

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There’s no crying in baseball!

“Are you crying?!? There’s no crying in baseball!”? If you’ve ever seen “A League of Their Own” then you surely remember that quote, made famous by Tom Hanks’ character, the coach.     Something about the story in Mark 9, of the boy who was possessed by an evil spirit, reminded me of that line …

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Row, row, row your boat …

“Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” Remember that little song? Well sometimes, we don’t get anywhere rowing and most certainly life is not always a dream! In Mark, chapter 6, the disciples were struggling, trying to row the boat, and it just wasn’t …

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Looking at “both sides” of me

“When he came back to his disciples, he found them sound asleep. He said to Peter, “Can’t you stick it out with me a single hour? Stay alert; be in prayer so you don’t wander into temptation without even knowing you’re in danger. There is a part of you that is eager, ready for anything …

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Did You Ever Wonder About People?

Yesterday, Monday, February 11, I turned 60 years old. I can hardly believe it myself, but I am. I am very aware that I am beginning the winter of my journey and I have been reflecting on that a lot. 🙂 I am reading through the New Testament in the Message this year, this week …

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Our Story …

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” — J.R.R. Tolkien (The …

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