Tag Archives: Sacrifice

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN HEROES

Several years ago I was in a play called, “Summer Tree.” The story centered around a young man who struggled with going to war in Viet Nam.  He had difficulty deciding to enlist or wait to be drafted.  Over the course of … Continue reading

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COME FOLLOW ME . . .

My life is filled with twists and turns, with bumps along the path.A crooked road that’s filled with holes – reminders of God’s wrath.The way becomes corrupted with thorns and tangled webs.My feet are often stifled, my hope and spirit … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I SERVE?

A servant is defined by the dictionary as a person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant. Some synonyms for the word are attendant · retainer · domestic help  while more … 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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EVERY DAY IS A NEW ADVENTURE

This week I’ll be turning my attention to marriage. 56 years ago this coming Saturday, Paul & I will celebrating 56 years of wedded bliss. Well maybe all 56 of those years weren’t like the stuff of which Hallmark movies … Continue reading

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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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A FRIEND TO EVERYONE

Mary’s heart was amazed at what was happening during this three year period of her Son’s ministry.  She recalled how, as a child, Jesus was always a friend to everyone.  He was the “go to” guy when it came to … 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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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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THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

The story, “The Gift of the Magi,” by O. Henry is a lovely story of a young couple living in a small apartment in New York.  The story was published in 1905.  It tells of how both of them made sacrifices … Continue reading

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WHAT IS A HERO?

“We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.”    Will Rogers We’re all endowed with an inner little gem, called a conscience, which allows us the ability to discern the difference between … Continue reading

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THE SCOURGE

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MARCH 12, 2016 – REPOSTED TODAY TO REMIND US OF WHAT OUR SAVIOR SUFFERED FOR US. 39 lashes was the limit.  More than that would have undoubtedly caused death.  The object of lashing was to inflict severe … Continue reading

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GIVING UP OR GIVING THANKS

The practice of giving something up for Lent is one of those practices that may seem outdated, but not if it’s done with the right attitude.  If we do it as a way of gaining our own salvation it’s wrong, but if done as a reminder … Continue reading

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LET’S HONOR OUR VETERANS

I’m a little late getting my post out today, since I’m getting our house ready for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  I know it’s early, but I happen to have grown up in Wisconsin and married a Wisconsin hunter.  We sired a … Continue reading

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RUNAWAY

The air was cold and damp as Leonard Koppe and his nephew guided twelve women aboard their merchant’s wagon in the early morning hours of Holy Saturday.  This band of a dozen left the comfort of the convent to flee … Continue reading

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

 

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – BARABBAS

It was another time, another place, but much like our world today.  Rome had invaded Judaea and Jerusalem had become nearly unrecognizable.  Some of the change was good.  There were new roads, grand buildings, protection from a mighty army.  Being the … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS OF THE PASSION – ROMAN CENTURION

He was a man around the same age as the one hanging on the center cross.  This soldier was a leader of men.  He’d come by his position through the ranks, after several years serving in the military.  The requirements to become an … Continue reading

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I GIVE UP?

Today thousands will be relinquishing their hold on something.  Some will give up a favorite food, social media or do something to help others.  Giving things up is good, but it isn’t going to get you one step closer to … Continue reading

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LOVE WITHOUT EXPECTATION

In this season of Lent – repentance is the key thought – humbling ourselves before our God – asking for His forgiveness for our sinful ways – giving thanks for His gift of salvation.  Because of these things, we may want to sacrifice … Continue reading

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