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The Super Natural Life – prayers for strength, words of wisdom, daily bible reading

The Super Natural Life – prayers for strength, words of wisdom, daily bible reading

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Good Morning, Jesus

posted by Mark and Jill

I rise this morning, tired and weary, to another day of battle. Before I face it, I sleepily enter into the folds of Your garment. You stand with arms open to me. I shuffle forward and feel Your warmth surround […]

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How do I fight and win my battles?

posted by Mark and Jill

Two particular stories in Scripture came to mind this morning as I was contemplating this question. One is from 2 Kings 18 and 19. King Sennacherib of Assyria was threatening King Hezekiah and the city of Jerusalem. His menacing words […]

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A Posthumous Lesson from Dad

posted by Mark and Jill

A few weeks ago I found some goblets at my favorite antique store, “The Crooked Willow” just outside the little town where we work, Osakis, Minnesota. One of them was undoubtedly my Dad’s glasscutting work. I knew this would happen […]

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Rest and the Rest will Follow

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to listen in on our conversation “Rest and the rest will follow!” 

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Jesus Flunks PR 101

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to listen in on our conversation “Jesus Flunks PR 101.” He’s anything but politically correct!

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“God Decides my Identity”

posted by Mark and Jill

Who am I? Many voices try to define me, but my true identity is ONLY determined by the FATHER’S words. Click here to listen in on our conversation “God Decides my Identity.” 

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Doing Our Part in Healing

posted by Mark and Jill

God heals. But we also have to do our part. Click here to listen in on our conversation, “Doing Our Part.” 

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Jesus Making Changes

posted by Mark and Jill

Change is hard… Really hard. Click here to listen in on our conversation “Jesus Making Changes.”

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The Taxman Cometh… To Jesus

posted by Mark and Jill

It’s tax season. Stressed? Click here to listen in on our conversation about Jesus and Matthew the taxman.

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Whatever it Takes!

posted by Mark and Jill

Whatever it takes, get to Jesus; and get family and friends to Jesus… Click here to listen in on our conversation “Whatever it Takes!” 

Cleaned Up

posted by Mark and Jill

Jesus cleans house! Click here to listen to our conversation, “Cleaned Up!” 

Healing Happens

posted by Mark and Jill

Jesus heals – he’s able and willing. Click here to listen in on our conversation “Healing Happens.” 

“Shut up and Get Out!”

posted by Mark and Jill

Demons are real. But Jesus is more real! Click here to listen in to our conversation “Shut up and Get Out!” 

Jesus answers: “I am Willing…”

posted by Mark and Jill

Often when we pray for healing we add the caveat, “If it is your will.” Click here to listen to our conversation about Jesus healing a leper: It seems he’s always willing… So ask boldly…

Fishers

posted by Mark and Jill

“We Keep Only What We Give Away”

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to listen to our conversation “We Keep Only What We Give Away”

“The Oil that Fixes Everything”

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to listen to our conversation “The Oil that Fixes Everything.” 

SAD Trumped by the Light!

posted by Mark and Jill

Are you SAD? Seasonal Effective Disorder is a real problem for many of us. In winter when the days are short and sunlight is blocked by clouds and the cold keeps us indoors, we may not get enough light and […]

Praying for our Children: Believe Jesus THEN Receive the Miracle

posted by Mark and Jill

When all else fails… and all else will fail… we go to Jesus for help. When our family is fractured, our marriage strained, our children in a desperate way, we can come and ask Jesus for a miracle. And like […]

“Really, Really Good Food.”

posted by Mark and Jill

Hungry? Click here to listen to our conversation, “Really, Really Good Food.”

Making Others Famous: The Anti-Narcissism Path to Joy

posted by Mark and Jill

John the Baptist was having a bad day. This followers were bailing on him and running off to follow his cousin, Jesus. The religious leaders were accusing him of causing strife in the nation. And there was a brewing tension […]

A Life “Mulligan” Do-Over

posted by Mark and Jill

The core problems in our lives deliver really bad news: You and I are screwed up to the point that we need more than just a major fix, we need a complete “do-over.” In Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus recording in […]

Cleaning House… Like Jesus

posted by Mark and Jill

Jesus charged into the Temple in Jerusalem and chased out those who were swindling worshipers for their own benefit. Jesus’ zeal for God’s house meant that he would do anything to clean things up. We are all now God’s temple […]

Vintage Jesus: Living in Abundance

posted by Mark and Jill

Jesus made vintage wine on purpose, as a way of solving a practical problem for real people in trouble, and also as a parable, a symbol of  the amazing richness that is about to happen in the world because he’s […]

“Identity Theft Restored”

posted by Mark and Jill

“Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “Your name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas” (which means ‘Peter’ or ‘rock’)” John 1:42.  Jesus let’s us hang out with him. But […]

Helping a Friend Reconcile with Destiny!

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to hear our conversation “Helping a Friend Reconcile with Destiny!”    This was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, “Who are you?” He came right out and said, “I […]

ID Theft Recovered

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to listen to our conversation “ID.” One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened, and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form, descended on him like a dove. And […]

Roadwork Ahead: Making a Way for God

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to listen to our conversation, “Making a Way for God.” As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, […]

Jesus Gets Lost: Playing Hide and Seek with our Children

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to listen to our conversation “Playing Hide and Seek with our Children.”

Dreams: Wonders Never Cease

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to listen to our conversation “Dreams: Wonders Never Cease.” 

Blessing our Children

posted by Mark and Jill

Click here to listen to our conversation about blessing our children. From Luke 1… 67 Then his father, Zechariah, was filled with the Holy Spirit and gave this prophecy: 68 “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,     because he […]

A Prayer for Harmony in Relationships

posted by Mark and Jill

Jesus prayed that His disciples would live in unity. In His last hours on the earth, this was foremost in His thoughts (John 17). His greatest desire was that His individual disciples would function as “one”, that they would get […]

Where Love of God and Fear of God Meet

posted by Mark and Jill

While it’s true that fear and love are opposite, fearing God and loving God are identical. My Dad taught me the fear of the Lord, not by what he said about it, but in his way of loving me. I […]

To Fear: “You’re Out!”

posted by Mark and Jill

We’ve been reading through the “Moravian Texts” – the read-through-the Bible plan put together by the Moravian Church a couple hundred years ago. We are now making our way through the Gospel of John, written by John, the disciple who […]

The Seduction – and Sin – of Politics

posted by Mark and Jill

President Obama is re-elected, and I’m kicking myself for caring. A 51% – 49% chasm divides America. It’s a canyon politics cannot span. I knew this of course but I deluded myself into imagining that an election might heal us, […]

A Dusty Miracle on the Shelf

posted by Mark and Jill

The Bible is a miracle. Yes, it’s words on a page, ink on paper, in old human languages set in cultures we don’t easily understand and crafted by humans who somehow, in spite of their personal failings partnered with the […]

John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer

posted by Mark and Jill

John Wesley, along with his brother Charles founded the Methodist Movement in England in the 18th century. Wesley preached open-air sermons and followed up by encouraging his converts to join small groups for prayer, study and moral accountability. Wesley’s “Covenant […]

Lent, Law and Gospel According to Johnny Cash

posted by Mark and Jill

But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry… Johnny Cash “Folsom Prison Blues”   It’s Lent and I’ll be giving up Barry Manilow… for […]

Things That Go Bump in the Night

posted by Mark and Jill

Fears in the night are often just plain foolish – phantoms that amount to nothing but in the darkness of the moment appear larger than life. Recently I awoke in the night and found myself groaning in fear over how […]

New Year Resolution Check Up… Uh Oh!

posted by Mark and Jill

One month ago about 100 million of us made some form of formal New Year resolution. It’s time for a check-up. How are we doing? Any healthier? Are finances in order? Learned anything new? Any improved relationships? One month in […]

“Change for the Better: It CAN Happen”

posted by Mark and Jill

Tax preparation time… ugh! But “for the joy set before him, Jesus endured the cross…” Joy? I need to borrow this Biblical principle apply it to my taxing tax work? I know.  It’s ludicrous to compare taxes to crucifixion. Both […]

Insomnia: Don’t Lose Sleep Over it v

posted by Mark and Jill

Can you guess how many sessions it took with my sleep psychologist before I began sleeping through the night after ten years of insomnia? One. And one follow-up visit which was spent with me holding back the urge to bow in […]

Insomnia: Don’t Lose Sleep Over it iv

posted by Mark and Jill

During a long, dreary season of chronic insomnia, I also developed TMJ. (I was getting good at this stuff.) So when I was sleeping (which was rare), I was clenching my teeth, contributing to pain which also hampered sleep. But […]

Insomnia: Don’t Lose Sleep Over it iii

posted by Mark and Jill

Stay awake – on purpose – tonight. You might get to see the aurora, the northern lights caused by the largest solar storm to hit our planet’s magnetic field in about 8 years. And, there might be other benefits as […]

Insomnia: Don’t Lose Sleep Over it ii

posted by Mark and Jill

Do you wish you could just upload yourself to “The Cloud” for a night of restful sleep? Oh, if it could be that easy! I (Jill) was tired for ten long years. All the time for all that time. I recall […]

Insomnia: Don’t Lose Sleep Over It

posted by Mark and Jill

If you are reading this in the middle of the night, dear insomniac friend, please shut it down, and read a book instead. Pick it back up in the morning for reasons I (Jill) will explain later. For those of you […]

Previous Posts

Good Morning, Jesus
I rise this morning, tired and weary, to another day of battle. Before I face it, I sleepily enter into the folds of Your garment. You stand with arms open to me. I shuffle forward and feel Your warmth surround me. In this secret, ...

posted 6:20:28pm Nov. 19, 2013 | read full post »

How do I fight and win my battles?
Two particular stories in Scripture came to mind this morning as I was contemplating this question. One is from 2 Kings 18 and 19. King Sennacherib of Assyria was threatening King Hezekiah and the city of Jerusalem. His menacing words ...

posted 2:42:25am Sep. 25, 2013 | read full post »

A Posthumous Lesson from Dad
A few weeks ago I found some goblets at my favorite antique store, “The Crooked Willow” just outside the little town where we work, Osakis, Minnesota. One of them was undoubtedly my Dad’s glasscutting work. I knew this would happen one ...

posted 6:25:20pm Sep. 20, 2013 | read full post »

Rest and the Rest will Follow
Click here to listen in on our conversation "Rest and the rest will follow!"  ...

posted 12:49:52pm Mar. 23, 2013 | read full post »

Jesus Flunks PR 101
Click here to listen in on our conversation "Jesus Flunks PR 101." He's anything but politically correct! ...

posted 12:48:30pm Mar. 22, 2013 | read full post »

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