Tag Archives: grace

Scars

Luke 7:36-8:3, Psalm 32:1-11, and 2 Samuel 11 The woman leans down to Jesus’ feet. She washes them, oils them and kisses them. Her past haunts her. Jesus gives her a reprieve from that past. Her scars slowly disappear as … Continue reading

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The Unopened Gift

No one deserves it. It is free to anyone who accepts it. Someone paid dearly for it. We all caused something very bad to happen so that we could get it. The person who paid for it doesn’t want anything … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Death by crucifixion. Disgraceful. Criminal. Lowly. It is fitting that Jesus’ life ends humbly. He didn’t die the death of a storybook hero. His followers were fearful of their lives, so they didn’t hail and cheer for him. Peter, the … 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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Glory Amidst Pain

John 9:1-3As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been born blind. 2 His disciples asked him, “Teacher, whose sin caused him to be born blind? Was it his own or his parents’ sin?”3 Jesus answered, “His blindness has … Continue reading

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Just An Ordinary Apple

Okay, so it says “fruit” in the bible, but I always think of an apple for some reason.  That terrible, seductive apple that Eve stole a bite from after the serpent sleezed his way into her heart.  However or whatever … Continue reading

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Hope in the Midst of Despair

Ephesians 1:5-9 (The Good News Translation) Because of his love God had already decided that through Jesus Christ he would make us his children—this was his pleasure and purpose. Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free … Continue reading

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Here Comes Lent

We are headed into Lent. What does Lent mean to you? Pete was trying to explain Lent to our 8 year old this morning. I heard words like sacrifice, give up, sins but yet my 8 year old still did … Continue reading

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