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Stopping Sin Before it Goes too Far

Today in the scriptures there lies the idea of adultery.  First Susanna, in the book of Deuteronomy, is almost condemned to death based on the lies of two elders.  Then as we open the New Testament, the people point out … 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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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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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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The Wilderness of Lent

Matthew 6:16 And when you fast, don’t make it obvious as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. Fasting was a mandatory practice for the Jewish people once … Continue reading

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Snowfilled Burdens

Yesterday 12 inches of snow fell upon us. A few days before that we had 5 inches of snow, so now lay 17 inches of snow in my backyard. It was such a beautiful day yesterday. The wet snow stuck … Continue reading

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Laws for Chaos or Progression?

The other day I was watching a movie with my two older kids. It was one of those action packed movies that just draws you in. Anyway, the plot centered upon a takeover at the White House. My kids were … Continue reading

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Pharisee versus Tax Collector

I loved this beautiful sermon on the scripture where the Pharisee cannot believe that Jesus would socialize much less forgive a tax collector. Fr Robert Barron puts a new twist on it that I just had to publish. One of … Continue reading

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Giving Him All Your Heart

Psalm 81:10    I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt.  Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. As I looked at this Psalm this morning, I realized the magnitude of faith.  It is … Continue reading

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