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WAS IT WORTH THE COST?

A large crowd had gathered in the little town of Bethany. Only a few days earlier the man named Lazarus had been returned to life by the Rabbi, Jesus. Everyone was talking about it and wanted to see the man … Continue reading

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DID HE COME TOO LATE?

Mary and Martha were Lazarus’ sisters and all of them called Jesus their friend. He’d been a guest in their home. Mary couldn’t get enough of His words and Martha was more concerned that the house was in order and … Continue reading

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ARE WE THERE YET?

How many times have we heard that question?  Are we there yet? I recall many family vacations in which that phrase wore on my brain.  The constant gnawing of, “are we there yet,” was like the swingng pendulum from Edgar … Continue reading

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ZACCHAEUS WAS A WEE, LITTLE MAN

He was the chief tax collector of Jericho. He was also a descendant of Abraham. His own people despised him because tax collectors were considered corrupt as well as traitors to their own people. Zacchaeus was also short – very … Continue reading

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PETER’S MOTHER-IN-LAW

“And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.” Matthew 8:14 Jesus had chosen Peter to be His first disciple and obviously had a special connection with him – so much so, that He … Continue reading

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SHE GAVE HER LAST CENT

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, He watched as … Continue reading

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COMPOSURE

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   In a world of turmoil, rage, hatred, ugliness and insecurity, isn’t it nice to take a peek at the beauty of God’s creation? A graceful swan holds her head high, fluffs … Continue reading

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MIRACULOUS HEALING

Most mothers have this built in desire that their children will be successful – that they will have friends and those they can counsel with – that their lives will be filled with joy and hope and that they never … Continue reading

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SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST

Cana was about four miles from Nazareth. Another in a string of small towns leading to the holy city of Jerusalem. It was time for a wedding and of course all the relatives were invited, including Mary and her family. … Continue reading

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MARY HAD A BABY

She was just a simple girl – nothing special – not without sin.  She was like us, yet God chose her to  carry His very own Son for nine months in her womb.  She would also hold His dead body … Continue reading

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ASH WEDNESDAY

In Luke 22, where I left off on my Advent study, we find the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.  It begins with the preparation for the Passover meal, continues as Judas betrays the Son of God, Peter … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT COMPLICATED

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER The simplicity of the Gospel often boggles the mind. We are expected to believe something extraordinary – inconceivable – impossible. We delude ourselves into thinking there has to be more to it … Continue reading

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HE’S ALWAYS THERE

We go through life with goals that seem insurmountable, only to find we’ve already obtained them. We look at what our friends, neighbors or co-workers have and covetousness might fill our hearts. We sometimes desire that which is way beyond … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF CHRIST

I don’t know why God allows some of us to go on living for so many years and others are taken at an early age. It is one of those mysteries that don’t make sense to me. I do know … Continue reading

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PONDER THEM IN YOUR HEART

“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” When I was little I thought the word ponder meant to pound. In a child’s mind it made perfect sense for Mary to treasure the things that were … Continue reading

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LUKE 21 THE END TIMES

READ LUKE 21 Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve almost completed this look at Luke.  Jesus has had many things to teach His followers over the past three years – things that will help all of us through … Continue reading

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WHO IS THE ANGEL OF THE LORD?

If you’ve ever read, “The Best Christmas Pageant, Ever!” by Barbara Robinson, you’ll remember how the nativity was portrayed by the five Herdman children – the worst kids in town. The only reason they came to Sunday School was for … Continue reading

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LUKE 19 – RIDING TO JERUSALEM

READ LUKE 19 As Luke continues His narrative on the life, death and resurrection of Christ, He’s given us a look at the many eye witnesses along the way.  There were many that truly believed He was the promised Messiah.  … Continue reading

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PLEASE, DON’T STEAL MY JOY!

Every mother who sees her first born child experiences a myriad of emotions.  For most of us the word “joy” comes to mind.  She counts fingers and toes, holds the baby close to her breast and experiences the ecstasy of … Continue reading

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TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS

Like the Fiddler on the Roof, I love tradition but it doesn’t carry the same punch it used to. Maybe it’s because we want to make new traditions that fit our lifestyle and some of the old ways are nothing … Continue reading

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