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IT’S GONNA BE A GREAT DAY!

When you reach the winter of life, every day is a gift. Even in times of crisis, in days of distress, mourning, loss, anger, there is good in each of them. Being in the season of Lent, we are to … Continue reading

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YOU HAVE SUCH A FEBRUARY FACE

February in Minnesota, usually conjures up what is commonly known as “Cabin Fever.” Since we went into lockdown almost a year ago, this February is just more of the same. Cabin fever has been the norm for most of us … Continue reading

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THE FIELDS ARE RIPE

His life was a mess. He was tattered and torn, still he slowly approached the door, He had lost every hope. He was broken and worn. Yet he felt there had to be more, With all of his might, with … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE YOU GIVING UP FOR LENT?

Lent is a period of penance and abstinence observed by many Christians. Lent is an homage to Jesus’ 40 days spent fasting in the desert in preparation for His earthly ministry.. The period of Lent usually begins on Ash Wednesday … Continue reading

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HOW DOES GOD SEE ME?

Shades of grey, crimson and yellow dot the landscape with a magical mist, Covering a multitude of sins, I wonder if this is how we look to God? Covered with a veil of repentance and grief over past sins, Shrouded in a haze … Continue reading

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LOVE MEANS HAVING TO SAY YOUR SORRY

Throughout Old Testament history we hear about ashes being used as a sign of total repentance to God.  In Job 42:3–6, Job says to God: “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye … Continue reading

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GET YOUR FILL

As we pass by quiet waters, longing for thirst to be quenched, As we taste that sweet, clean liquid, all our sins will soon be drenched, Our sight restored, our outlook new, our lips regain their luster, Refreshed, sustained, alive … Continue reading

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SHROVE TUESDAY, FAT TUESDAY OR PANCAKE TUESDAY

Well, I found out something new this morning. Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Tuesday, because it’s the day before Ash Wednesday and the season of repentance.  I had to know why pancakes were involved, since I’m not Catholic.  … Continue reading

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OH, WHAT A WEB . . .

Sin, Like a web of deception, That weaves within and out of our souls, A network of threads Intermingled with thoughts, Words, Deeds, Designed to deceive, To lead us away, To engulf us with lies, Darting in and out, With … Continue reading

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BEHIND THE DOOR

His life was a mess. He was tattered and torn; still he slowly approached the door, He had lost every hope. He was broken and worn. Yet he felt there had to be more, With all of his might, with … Continue reading

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HOW HAS LIFE TURNED OUT FOR YOU?

There was a day when I wondered what my lot in life would be.  I’ve often dreamed dreams which could be interpreted as bizarre, frightening and downright dark.  There have been other dreams too.  The ones that show a world … Continue reading

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MARY OF MAGDALA

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 considered the first … Continue reading

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LUKE 7 – HE CAME FOR ALL PEOPLE

READ LUKE 7 The first few verses of this chapter deal with another of Jesus’ miraculous healings. It was done from a distance, because the one being healed had representation from his employer.  The centurion was apparently was a good … Continue reading

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LUKE THREE – MAKE WAY FOR THE LORD

READ LUKE THREE Luke opens this chapter by telling us who was ruling at the time, where this was taking place and the prophesy that was being fulfilled through it all.  John, the Baptist was now 30 years old and … Continue reading

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“I’M NOT A CROOK!”

The word STEAL has many meanings.  The obvious one is to take something from another person which you have no right to.  Over time it has been associated with  thievery, identity theft, stealing a kiss, a base, a scene, an … 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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THE COMPANY WE KEEP

READ LUKE 15:11-32 Jesus was a great story teller.  His stories held His audience captive, because they could easily relate.  His audience consisted of every day people like you and me.  His critics were also among them.  These fellows were on … Continue reading

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SHE ROSE AND SERVED HIM

READ MATTHEW 8:14-15 Jesus had chosen Peter to be His first disciple and obviously had a special connection with him.  So much so, that He often ate with Peter and his family.  Yes, Peter was a married man and still he … Continue reading

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PUT ALLELUIA AWAY FOR A WHILE

Last Sunday, during the children’s message, our pastor invited them to each take a piece of paper upon which was written the word ‘ALLELUIA.”  They were instructed to hold on to them until the end of the service when they … Continue reading

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I’M SO SORRY!

For I eat ashes like bread     and mingle tears with my drink, because of your indignation and anger;     for you have taken me up and thrown me down.  My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. PSALM … Continue reading

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