Monthly Archives: March 2016

Being Thankful

“Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances; for that is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1st Thessalonians 5: 16-18 When I read this scripture, it helps me remember why God put me on this Earth. It reminds me to always keep my head up and not … Continue reading

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Need to Make a Fresh Start

I found this in my Bible. It was dated October 24, 2011. I am going to change my life, with the help of God and if it is within His will. 2 Samuel 22:7 In my distress I called upon the Lord from His temple. He heard my voice and … Continue reading

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Practice Hospitality

When Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to Him. Someone told Him, “Your mother and brothers are outside, wanting to speak to you.” He replied to him, “Who is my mother and who are my brothers?” Pointing to His disciples, … Continue reading

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Peter, Peter, Peter

Matthew 16:13-23   Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven.” Matthew 16:16-17 Peter took him aside and began … Continue reading

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Remember the New

“Remember the New”            Isaiah 65:17-25   The prophet Isaiah declares a new heaven and a new earth will be created by the Lord. There will be no more weeping and crying, there will be abundant fruit trees and vineyards, there will be joy and blessing, there will be peace. What … Continue reading

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How the Story Ends

– John 19: 38-42, “How the Story Ends” My mother ruins books. For as long as I can remember every time I have seen her start a new book the first thing she does is flip to the very end. She got a Nook a few years ago and that … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 I’m not sure who was deemed the name giver of this day, but I’ve often wrestled with what is good about Good Friday. I don’t think that I’m alone in this. Being people of the Resurrection, we are able to look backward at the crucifixion through the … Continue reading

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Have You Heard the Rooster Crow?

“Have you heard the rooster crow?” Luke 22:23-34, 54-62 While in Haiti I discovered some roosters couldn’t tell time. They would begin crowing not at sunrise, but at midnight and the rest of the neighborhood roosters would chime in. There was a chorus of roosters crowing all night, while I … Continue reading

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The Betrayal

“The Betrayal”                 John 13:21-32 As a student in AP English in Dixie Dellinger’s class we read a tremendous amount of literature. I was not a reader and I did not particularly enjoy many of the works and never had the ability to see the concepts “in-depth” but I read them … Continue reading

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The Cross

1 Corinthians 1:18-31 – “The Cross” For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18, NIV) The Cross has always been a complicated concept for me. I feel like I’ve … Continue reading

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