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I noticed a message on my cell phone asking the question, “What’s so good about Good Friday?” That’s a great question! We live on this side of the resurrection so we know “the rest of the story”. The disciples didn’t. […]

Often we hear someone use the expression, “It’s in God’s hands.” concerning a certain situation they are facing. Or they may say, “It was the hand of God.” after a terrible accident was avoided. Or, a preacher may say, “The hand […]

Mercy. It’s a word we all know and use. But what does it mean? I am to speak on that subject in February so I have been thinking a lot about it. Perhaps the most-often used definition is that it […]

I have been away for a couple of weeks due to back surgery. After some snags, I am on the way to healing. It’s been harder than I imagined and I hope to make up for lost time. Before I […]

I cut out an ad a couple of weeks ago that I really liked.  I think it was for some sort of conference – my apologies to the conference leaders for not remembering. The ad said, “Learn how brokenness is […]

There has been so much going on that I lose track of the time! We have watched the two political parties nominate their candidates…that could have been all-consuming if you let it and if the networks had their way. Mercy! […]

Lot, Abraham’s nephew, has something relevant to teach us. When Abraham left Ur to go the the land God promised him, Lot wisely chose to go with his uncle. Once there, they grew into a large company of people, livestock […]

I am doing an article about forgiveness…I would like to enlist your help. So often people say we must forgive ourselves? What does that mean? How can we do it? What does it look like? Do we have the right […]

Several things I heard last week are worth passing along. “Feelings are not facts.” That is so true but we act like feelings are facts. I may feel my friend was offended and nurse a hurt but later I  found […]

God tells us to pray for our enemies. Even to love them. That is impossible on our own. Seeing the photos and news reports from Paris makes my blood boil and I want to bomb our enemies into oblivion. I […]