Tag Archives: Word

Get your word on

John’s gospel teaches us about Jesus and his love for us. John chooses to begin his message of good news with these words: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. … Continue reading

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Ink on a page

Consider this riddle. When is ink on bound pages more than a book? Answer: When the printed words are more than words, when those words are life. The collection of pages is more than a book when the words are … Continue reading

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Who am I to you?

Take a moment to think about your best friend. How would you describe him/her to someone who has not met him/her? Pick a noun, not an adjective. It’s difficult! For my buddy of 30 years, I chose cube. This is … Continue reading

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Stephen Hero

I’ve been reading Stephen Hero by James Joyce. It’s an early version of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Joyce, not surprisingly, uses the main character Stephen to demonstrate his own love of language and words. He was … Continue reading

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Waiting on a word

Have you ever been stuck? Are you in a situation and growing impatient? Have you called on God and asked him to speak to you, to answer your question, now? Yeah, me too. If you feel like you’ve not gotten … Continue reading

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The value of authenticity

When Jesus came on the scene his teaching was like nothing heard before or since. The Word (John 1:1) had arrived in the flesh. Mark 1:22 describes the people’s response: The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught … Continue reading

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Not so silent night: The Word speaks

The four Gospels are filled with Jesus’ teaching and words of wisdom.  In John 14, Jesus comforts His disciples regarding His imminent death and resurrection. Verse 10 says: The words I say to you I do not speak on my … Continue reading

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His thoughts, His ways, His word

Isaiah 55:8-11 (NIV) 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,     neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,     so are my ways higher than your ways     and my thoughts than your … Continue reading

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Don’t take the bait

The more I study the Bible, the more I see its direct application to my life. In every book, chapter, and verse, there is truth that I need to stand on each and every day. It is not a book … Continue reading

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