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Posts tagged ‘Easter’

 Will It Be Like This?

As the music started, the children in front of me caused me to smile. I suspect they didn’t attend “big church” very often, and they were seriously continue here

Celebrating New Life

We are so excited awaiting the arrival of grandbaby number five in just a few months! Is there anything better than becoming a grandparent? I don’t think so.

I will never forget the day we were told that our very first grandbaby was on the way. The immediate love that filled my heart overwhelmed me. A baby! Once again I would cuddle and kiss and love a precious little one; I could almost feel the weight of the baby in my arms even as I waited in anticipation.

My immediate next thought was, continue reading here

Happy Good Friday

Looking In A Mirror

post198pic1My sister and I are staying with my grandsons for eight days while their mom and dad are in England laying the groundwork for their move later this year. This time is a treasure for me, but let’s face it – there is a lot I have forgotten since raising my own boys. I especially forgot the amount of energy that is required to keep up with a four and six-year-old, and the extreme organization that is required!

Thankfully, Nikki has continue here

Was It All For Me?

 

crown-of-thorns2Jesus, when you stumbled under the weight of the cross, was that the moment you felt the weight of my sin? Did you question the Father: “Her?”

Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. – Isaiah 53:4

Jesus, when they cracked the whip and the metal shards pulled the skin off your back did you feel the pain of my hand as it spanked my child in anger.

He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. – Isaiah 53:5

Jesus, when the soldiers yelled and taunted you, did hear the sharp sting of my words as I talked down to my continue reading here

Keeping Jesus Safe and Manageable?

post133graphicIt is impossible to turn the television on this Passion Week without seeing Jesus. He’s everywhere! “Jesus to Christ”, “Who Was Jesus”, “Jesus of Nazareth”, “The Story of Jesus”, and “Killing Jesus” are just a few of the shows that are airing this week.

Why do we need so many stories about Jesus? Isn’t there only one? No. Unfortunately, we can create just about as many “Jesus” characters as there are TV movies and books about him.

Why do we create Jesuses? (Is that a word? Jesi? Jesuss?) I think it is because the Jesus of the Bible is not a very safe or manageable Jesus for a lot of people. A manageable Jesus is one that can be manipulated, is more or less a peer continue here

Taking the Hits!

boxing-gloves-297499_640The other day I got an email from a friend outlining multiple ways in which I had let her down. It wasn’t easy to read. I actually felt like I had been punched in the gut. Was I really the person she was writing about? Could I have been so mean? Did I really say such hurtful things?

At first I wanted to write a long email back to her explaining and justifying myself point by point through every detail. OK, I’ll confess, I did write a long email There’s More Here

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