Monthly Archives: March 2014

Healing of the Blind Man

Reflections from John 9:1-34 Jesus Heals the Man Who Was Blind The healing of the blind man was a pivotal teaching of Jesus. The Jewish leaders had added a rule to God’s law that said no healing was to be … Continue reading

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Unexpected Packages

The reflection today comes from Acts 8:26-40 and Isaiah 53 Acts 8:26-40 As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go south down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and … Continue reading

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Tricks of the Trade

For years Pete and I have been playing this game with our kids. I am sure many of you know it. It’s called the “just try it – its chicken” game. All of our kids loved chicken, but if you … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge Before You Walk in Their Shoes

Don’t judge others until you have walked in their shoes. I admit it. I am sorry. I have judged you. I have found myself jumping to conclusions about your choices. When you have missed something, or came late to an … Continue reading

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Power of Forgiveness

Reflection based upon John 4:5-42 The Woman at the Well How many times have I decided not to share my faith because I am positive no one will believe what I say?  Even worse, people might laugh at my belief.  … Continue reading

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Comfort Zones

Just what is your comfort zone that you need to break free of? Maybe you are nervous about meeting new people or new situations.  Maybe you have a ministry that you have done for years and truly believe no one … Continue reading

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Justifying Your Behavior

In the book of I Samuel chapter 15, Samuel advises King Saul of the Lord’s Will. In verses 2-3 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has declared: “I have decided to settle accounts with the nation of Amalek … Continue reading

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Why Do You Go to Church?

As I sat at the kitchen table talking with a friend, she said to me, “Why do you have to go to church every Sunday?  Can’t you just pray at home?”  I thought about it for a moment before I … Continue reading

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Shine like the Sun

Today’s reflection is based upon the readings from Matthew 17:1-13. Just a few days after Jesus predicted his death to his disciples for the first time, the Transfiguration occurred.  Peter, James and John would all witness the amazing event together.  … Continue reading

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Degrees of Sin

Are there degrees of sinfulness?  Do you think that God makes a list of our sins and sets some sin apart from other sin?  Something like this… Debbie was a huge gossiper.  She spread lies about others all the time.  … Continue reading

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