Monthly Archives: January 2017

He took her hand

If you have been hurt or lost or rejected. If you have had a dream die, if you know pain and loss, I have a source of new hope for you. 18 While he was saying this, a synagogue leader … Continue reading

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Lost and hurting? Drop the k

Leprosy is an infectious skin disease that causes lesions and nerve damage of the skin, upper respiratory tract, and eyes. It is spread by skin to skin contact. Leprosy is a chronic condition that can last a lifetime without medical … Continue reading

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Seek. Pursue. Love.

By the age of 14 I had a concrete, if unrealistic, dream. I wanted to play Division I (now FBS) football. Let me rephrase that. I HAD to play. I was consumed with desire. Desire was about all I had, … Continue reading

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When you’ve reached the end

Pain is no fun. I’m very sorry if you are hurting. Here’s what I know, though. No matter you circumstances, God’s mercy and love are there for you. Listen to this passage from Lamentations. GOD’s loyal love couldn’t have run … Continue reading

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A moving walkway life

Do you ever dwell on the past? Have you ever caught yourself reliving previous mistakes over and over and over again? Give me five minutes of quiet, particularly between 3 am and 6 am, and I’ll give you 10 of … Continue reading

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An arm long enough

I’ve been studying in Numbers. It follows Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt through the desert toward Canaan, the land God promised them. My strategy is to put myself in their story. Not surprisingly, I often find that my … Continue reading

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Don’t mourn the seed

In Matthew 13, Jesus teaches about our response to him and his message of sacrificial salvation using sown seed: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the … Continue reading

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