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LUKE 11 – THE LORD’S PRAYER

READ LUKE 11 Prayer was part of Jesus daily living as a human being.  Luke is the writer who discusses this fact the most in his gospel writing.  Prayer was important to Jesus. He would often escape to a quiet … Continue reading

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THE BOOK OF LUKE

The season of Advent is upon us.  The word is derived from the Latin “adventus”,” which means ‘to come. ‘ Literally the word references the appearance or coming of someone important or of noble birth.  There are many traditions connected … Continue reading

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THE YOUNG & RESTLESS SHEPHERDS

I believe the picture says it all.  These young shepherds show how antsy little boys get when they have to wait.  The story of the shepherds that were in their fields at the time of the Savior’s birth had heard … Continue reading

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TAKE HEART!

The headlines tell the state of our world in just a few simple words – “MASS SHOOTING AT SCHOOL,” DRUG OVERDOSE AT ALL TIME HIGH,” “SEX TRAFFICKING, RIGHT HERE,” and the list goes on.  Our world is filled with bad … Continue reading

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HIGH NOON

We’ve taken to watching some of them there western movies at our place lately.  The typical story of the battle between good and evil always ending with god winning, is a nice refreshing change from the way of the world.  … Continue reading

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LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” Jean Valjean – “Les Miserables” Our nights seem to already be growing longer and it’s only been two days since the time change.   Add to that the fact … Continue reading

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THE WORLD IN DARKNESS LAY

Can you imagine a world in complete darkness? It may seem that the haze covering our earth and intermingling with our thoughts, fears and dreams has shrouded our thinking and even our way of life.  When God plagued Egypt in … Continue reading

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WE WILL NEVER FORGET

Hidden in the ashes, trampled by the steel Lay the sons and daughters of that day. In the years that follow, our hearts may never heal. We mourn their loss – We try to deal – We turn to God … Continue reading

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TRUE GRIT

  When John Wayne appeared in the movie, “True Grit,” as sheriff, Rooster Cogburn, everyone thought the film was about this man’s courage and ability to pursue and capture the bad guys  In fact the true heroine of the movie … Continue reading

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THE DEPTH OF SIN

A tangled snare begins quite small, but quickly grows either into a thing of beauty or it takes advantage of other living things to sustain itself. Beneath the surface it worms it’s way through the fertile soil and takes hold … Continue reading

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GRATITUDE

The afterglow of Easter has all but disappeared in the world around us.  The memories contained in that Sunday should’ve filled our hearts and minds with overwhelming gratitude, but instead we heard another story of death and destruction in another … Continue reading

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ALELLUIA, HE IS RISEN!

The cross becomes a distant memory. Was it worth it? There was no greater sacrifice. Our holy God took on human flesh, lived a perfect life, was hailed by many and scorned by more. He took our place and carried … Continue reading

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THE CURSE OF THE CROSS

Roman crucifixion was considered to be the most painful, disgraceful and horrific forms of torture.  The hands and feet were bound and nailed to the cross. The pain was excruciating.  There was strain on the wrists,, shoulders and arms.  The rib cage was … Continue reading

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THE FINAL SACRIFICE

POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© A tender shepherd walked this earth with love within his touch, His words could calm the troubled sheep, His hands led them through much. He chased away the predators,  He brought them safely home. He often searched … Continue reading

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WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT IT?

There doesn’t seem to be anything good about Good Friday.  The streets were lined with an angry mob demanding the death of three men.  Two deserved to die, the other didn’t. Hidden in that crowd were a few of Jesus’ followers, … Continue reading

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JESUS’ TEARS

READ LUKE 22:39-46 When Jesus entered the place in the Garden of Gethsemane, His mind was on one thing only – His mission for coming to this world.  He was a man, but He is also God.  Because of His … Continue reading

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ROAD OF PASSION

It was over. Jesus triumphal entry into the holy city of Jerusalem ended like every day.  This man who was thought to be the King of the Jews, the Messiah, the Savior was paraded down a cloak strewn road in … Continue reading

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WHAT’S UP WITH ALL THE PARABLES?

  READ MATTHEW 13:10-17 The teachings of Jesus were often wrapped in stories designed for the common man.  They had a spiritual lesson tucked into an earthly tale which they could relate to – An earthly story with a heavenly … Continue reading

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PREPARATION FOR EASTER

  Normally I feature a piece of Paul’s wonderful art each day, but today I’m displaying some of mine.  My talents lean in a slightly different direction, but my heart is in the right place.  These eggs are going to our … Continue reading

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WHAT WOULD WE DO?

READ MATTHEW 26 The Jews held a strong presence in Jerusalem at the time Jesus walked the earth.  He in fact was one of them.  However, the kind of Messiah the Jews were hoping for, had nothing to do with this … Continue reading

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