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May 2014 Archives

When I’m under pressure, what I truly am–not necessarily what I advertise to be–comes out. I discover this almost every day. This morning I went to a quarry to pick out rocks for my garden. My thumb got pinched by […]

Psalm 65 outlines a brilliant prayer for our farmer friends around the world, on whom we depend at least three times a day for food. As they prepare, plow, and plant their fields let’s lift them up, crying out to […]

“She did what she could.” ~Jesus, Mark 14:8 A few days before Jesus paid the price for my blunders, sins, weaknesses, and failures by suffering a Roman execution, a woman broke into a private dinner party, and poured perfume over […]

Miriam, sister to Moses, had a bee in her bonnet. She got a little bent out of shape that her brother had the gall to marry someone she didn’t exactly think lived up to her family rank. (See Numbers 12 […]

“He gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being…at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.” Philippians 2:7,10 Jesus, We have dressed you up and pinned badges […]

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not […]

“Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me.  For I cried out to him for help praising him as I spoke. If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the […]

Our hearts go out to the families of the Turkish Miners who died this week in the mining disaster in Soma, Turkey. Let’s pray for them:  Father of All Comfort, We ask you to hold these grieving souls in your […]

“My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!” Mark 10:51b Blind Bartimaeus said something that is recorded only one other place in Scripture: he called Him, “MY Rabbi.” Mary said this in the garden as well (John 20), […]

“There is No Condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…” Romans 8:1 What does Mother’s Day feel like for someone with empty arms? And more specifically one who chose abortion. I remember a Mother’s Day when I watched one […]