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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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Weave forge tie prepare

God’s word is alive. It will speak directly to you, your situation, your mess. I’ve witnessed it personally. Listen. I woke up this morning under my not-that-uncommon panic, that scratchy dusty threadbare unwanted blanket. Nothing specific, just a general feeling of I’m-not-enough-to-do-all-that-needs-to-be-done. I … Continue reading

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Are you in exile?

Exile is a forced absence from your home. I’ve been thinking about exile because I’ve been reading Daniel. It describes the way God used his servant Daniel during his exile in Babylon. While listening to a sermon on the radio … Continue reading

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Who is John Mark?

The four Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Of these four, Mark’s account of Jesus’ ministry is the most fast-paced and forceful. Mark wastes no time getting to his blunt assertion that Jesus is the Messiah. By verse 15 of … Continue reading

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Jesus is __________.

I’m reading Judah Smith’s book titled Jesus is ________. Here’s a section from Chapter 2 that I thought was particularly insightful. Here’s what I do. I make up laws or rules to fit my standard of living, then I judge … Continue reading

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Ever watch a sunrise?

What is your response to a sunrise? Do you feel awe, hope, peace, joy? Does it bring a promise that you can’t quite identify? Does it touch something inside that is dormant, but eagerly waiting to be awakened? My guess … Continue reading

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