Tag Archives: FAITH

BACK IN THE GROOVE

You have all probably seen Paul’s paintings on my blog.  Occasionally I’ve posted some of his carving work.  After he was diagnosed with cancer (now in remission) and endured a small stroke, he put the chisel and hammer aside for … Continue reading

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SURRENDER

When we think about the word “surrender” we naturally assume a sort of giving up – giving in – acceptance.  When the white flag of surrender went up at Yorktown, it signaled the ending of the American Revolution.  Almost a … Continue reading

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WHO DO YOU TRUST?

In the late 1950’s a television show hosted by Edgar Bergan, the ventriloquist, made its debut.  After a few months a young Johnny Carson took over the job.  The show was designed to pit three married couples against each other … Continue reading

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I’M SORRY

There are times when the phrase, “I’m sorry” is just a phrase of empty insincere words. The words mean nothing, because they’re said out of obligation.  Being truly contrite means that we know we’ve done something wrong and feel guilt over … Continue reading

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BREATHLESS

I suffer from asthma and many other breathing disorders.  As my life progresses, each breath I take becomes harder. I find myself getting short of breath after just a small amount of exertion.  When I need to use my inhaler … Continue reading

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I WANT MY MOMMIE!

Don’t you just love it when there’s a little voice trailing behind you saying, “Mom – mom, mommie, mother, ma, mom, mom, mom?  Little ones are constant sources of questions, needs, demands and wants.  “I want a cookie,” “I want a new … Continue reading

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APRIL TESTIMONY TAG

I was tagged by Mark “Hat” Rackley last week to share my testimony with you.  Last week was a little crazy for me, so I had to put the honor on the shelf for a while.  Today, being Monday and … Continue reading

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SHE GAVE HER LAST CENT

READ LUKE 21:1-4 Jesus was coming to the end of His ministry.  From here on in, He would continue to speak to His followers in parables and through every day examples.  One day as He was sitting near the temple, … Continue reading

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THE SYROPHOENICIAN WOMAN

READ MATTHEW 7:25-30 & MARK 15:21-28 Jesus had already proven His power over the devil.  He used scripture to resist temptation in the desert.  He exorcised many demons during His ministry.  The word was out and everyone knew about it.  There … Continue reading

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SURREPTICIOUS MEETING

READ JOHN 3:1-21 The Sanhedrin was the ruling body of the Jews.  This group acted as a lower court. Nicodemus was a member of this select organization who was considering doing something to stop Jesus and His “new” ministry among … Continue reading

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TENDER SHEPHERD

READ MATTHEW 18:1-6 Jesus was the oldest child in His family, so He often had to look after His younger siblings.  I imagine He looked much like a little shepherd, tending His sheep.  He played with them, told them stories, sang songs with … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

READ JOHN 11:5-16 How many times have we Christians had our doubts?  Be honest about this question, because humanly, it is impossible to believe what God has laid out as the plan for our salvation. Poor Thomas, the Apostle of … Continue reading

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A NOBLE MAN’S SON

READ JOHN 4:46-54 When the rich man came to Jesus to have his sick son healed, we learn that Christ didn’t come to this world simply to save the poor, the destitute, the outcasts of society.  He came to save all … Continue reading

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THE NAYSAYERS

READ MATTHEW 23:1-15 The Pharisees came from a long line of religious tradition and strict adherence to the law of the God of Abraham.  Jesus spent much of His youth in their temples filling His mind with the writings, the … Continue reading

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FERVENT FOLLOWER

READ LUKE 8:1-2 Jesus had twelve whom He called Apostles, but there were many disciples.  Some of them were women – unusual for women of the time – unusual for men to have a following of women.  They could be … Continue reading

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GROW OLD WITH ME

We join our hands together, Hands that have grown wrinkled and leathered with time, Still the touch of your skin against mine delights and excites, The broken, withered digits, which over time have grown weary, The tightness of your grip, … Continue reading

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SHE TOUCHED HIS HEM

Read Mark 5:25-34 For twelve years she ‘d carried the burden of her disease.  Not only was she wasting away because of the loss of blood she shed each day, but her finances were being eaten away as well. She … Continue reading

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I’M ONLY A MOTHER . . .

Several years ago, I played the part of Albert Peterson’s mother in the play “Bye, Bye, Birdie.”  It was a dream role for me. I used my Jersey accent and every ounce of mother that was in me to portray … Continue reading

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HOORAY, IT’S SATURDAY!

Hooray, it’s Saturday – another week down in the annals if time – another ink blot on the pages of history.  It should be a time of gratitude that the week is over, but as most weeks lately, it left … Continue reading

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FRIDAY PRAYER

(In response to Julie Cook’s call for prayer and Citizen Tom’s answer.) This has been a week filled with more and more slander, back biting, unethical behavior, the slow but sure death of a country turning further and further away from … Continue reading

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