trials

Pic for Barbs

“Oh, sacred Head now wounded, with grief and shame bowed down Now scornfully surrounded with thorns, Thine only crown. Oh sacred Head, what glory, what bliss till now was Thine! Yet though despised and gory, I joy to call Thee mine. What Thou my Lord has suffered was all for sinners gain. Mine, mine was […]

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cross

THE CAUSE: John 3:16 CEV “God loved the people of this world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who has faith in Him will have eternal life and never really die.” Love The Lamb: John 1:29 NIV The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the […]

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Spring

I don’t shock easily.  I have been around a long time and have known all kinds of people.  None of us, not even Christians, even distantly approaches perfection.  However, I must admit I was recently appalled to read in the “Church Around the World” publication that “data suggests that the overwhelming majority of Christian young […]

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Sean jumped in the car after school today, threw a paper in my direction, and said “Read this!” I glanced over the newsletter and saw the announcement of a new school-wide project.  As he buckled in, he announced that we needed to go home and find shoes that we don’t need or that don’t fit […]

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I lived most of my life to please others.  I was the person they needed and wanted me to be.  It did not matter who I really was inside; if I didn’t fit their mold, I changed myself to make them happy.  So many years buried under so many masks, it’s no wonder I lost […]

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Winter Scene 1

It is snowing again. It is ironic how, at the beginning of winter, snow makes me feel good.  I remember all the fun things from my childhood: sledding, snow forts, catching the first flakes on my tongue.  The stark, bare trees and the forlorn drifts of lifeless autumnal leaves are covered over by a pristine […]

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