Tag Archives: Jesus

WEDNESDAY WISDOM – STORMS

Standing alone in a storm as wind tears through the trees is not only frightening but lacks wisdom. Our bodies grow tense, the adrenaline flows, and all our emotions explode into a procession of fear. The branches entangle and caress one another. … Continue reading

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FROM WORRIER TO WARRIOR

I’d consider myself a worrier. It may have something to do with being a fixer as well. In my growing up years, I felt a responsibility for my baby sister. I took it on myself to tell her what to … Continue reading

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PRESS THE PAUSE BUTTON

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could hit the pause button and stop the world for a while?  Some days are more chaotic than others, but right now we all need to slow down and take a deep breath. We’re faced … Continue reading

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BECAUSE HE LIVES, SO DO WE!

What will remain when we are gone, what memories will stay, How will the world remember us when we are far away, The treasures that we leave behind are often just a breath, A moment in this world of ours … Continue reading

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EASTER MONDAY AFTERGLOW

As I look out my window this morning, a flurry of snow is dusting a layer of white upon the grass. The perfectly blue sky of yesterday is now overflowing with clouds.  The tiny sign of new growth forces its … Continue reading

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WAITING FOR THE SON

His bruised and smitten body lay quiet in the grave,He gave His precious blood for me and all the world to save,There are no words to thank Him, to give love in return,God’s promise is fulfilled, within my heart does … Continue reading

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EASTER MEMORIES

I recall the times when we would get all dolled up for Easter. Even the term, “dolled up,” is kind of telling. We put on our best. We wore brand, new clothes, shoes, hats, gloves and other adornments to celebrate … Continue reading

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A DAY OF UNREST

It was the Sabbath day – a day dedicated to rest and meditation. Jesus’ body had been interred in the tomb of a rich man. Time would not allow for preparing the body for burial, because the Sabbath required no … Continue reading

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YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE

When life gets tough, we sometimes feel we have to run away. We look at things much differently with every passing day. It seems too complicated to stay and go the course. We give in to selfish thinking, we give … Continue reading

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A LIGHT THAT SHINES FOR ALL

Our world is filled with sadness – depression all around,Where can we turn for comfort when there’s none,The darkness draws around us – no respite can be found,We search for answers but they never come. The days close in upon … Continue reading

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GOOD FRIDAY?

I never quite understood the meaning of the words, “Good Friday.” What’s good about it? Today we’ll hear sermons and watch movies depicting the horrendous torture and death of Jesus of Nazareth. We will experience the pain of the lash, … Continue reading

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WASH ALL OF ME

You came to wash my feet, my hands, my heart and soul. You washed me in your Son’s own blood.  You made me clean and whole. From sin’s dark grip you pulled me – from Satan’s hands of steel, Your … Continue reading

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EASTER BUNNY VS. JESUS

As I was doing my weekly grocery shopping the other day, I was amazed to find a whole section devoted to Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs, peeps, sugary treats, cavity makers and artificial grass – along with baskets of all sizes … Continue reading

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KING OF KINGS & LORD OF LORDS

The people crowded across the expanse just surrounding the Mount of Olives. Jesus would give His final instructions to those who claimed to be His followers. The place was covered with thousands of men and even more women and children. … Continue reading

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EARLY MORNING LIGHT

As the morning light arises, on a pasture green sublime, Sun light kisses trees and branches, balancing the sands of time, Though through danger I will wander, snares are set at every turn, God is there to guard my footsteps, leading me to … Continue reading

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THE LAST DAYS OF JESUS

Jesus spent His final days talking to his disciples about what was about to soon take place. It had to be difficult for them to understand. They knew His purpose here on earth, but why did He have to die? … Continue reading

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KING JESUS

You are my Lord and King. Without you I am lost. My praise to you I bring, for paying the great cost. You died upon the cross to save a wretch like me. You suffered pain and loss upon that … Continue reading

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HE WAS CREATING QUITE A STIR

The leaders of the church were becoming uneasy. Who was this man who claimed to be from God? They knew what was written about the foretold king. He was supposed to finally release them from their oppression. He was going … Continue reading

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MELTING IN FEAR

The image above depicts what our landscape looked like a couple days ago. Within just a short period of time a snowfall of six inches, added to what was already on the ground. In just another short span most of … Continue reading

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RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;Thy fate is the common fate of all,Into each life some rain must fall”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow As a child I used to think of rainy days … Continue reading

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