Tag Archives: Christianity

Being Resurrected by the Resurrected King

One week removed from Easter, how are you feeling now? How long did the Easter glow last? For me, Holy Week 2020 was a deeper, richer experience than normal, thanks to the forced rhythm of life being slower this year … Continue reading

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Ultimate Come-from-Behind Victory

So Good Friday wasn’t how it ends. Just when all hope was lost, actually after the final buzzer, Jesus makes the final play that wins the day, wins the week, wins eternity for us. Jesus of Nazareth, the unlikely Messiah, … Continue reading

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Stumbling Toward Emmaus

Now what? It’s Holy Saturday, the time between. For those who had been following Jesus, who had left everything and put their faith in a carpenter from a small backwoods town, believing he was the Anointed One, their dreams had … Continue reading

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In the Midst of the Storms

Well, it’s Good Friday. The worst thing humanity has ever done–we killed God–happened on this day. What’s so good about that? Let’s come back to that. Bad things are happening. The worst of the pandemic in the U.S. may be … Continue reading

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Remembering Jesus Remembering You

At His last meal with His best friends, Jesus asked them, and us, to remember Him whenever we take communion. This being Maundy Thursday–the day on the Christian calendar commemorating the Last Supper–I was wondering what specifically He might have … Continue reading

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Be Still and Know That I Am Dog — 10 Lessons about Following God I Learned from My Dogs

While the rest of the world hunkers down at least 6 feet from one another, my dogs have been enjoying our daily walks around the neighborhood. Spending so much time with them has caused me to reflect on the similarities … Continue reading

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Lent and Love in the Land of 33 Million gods

Around this time of year, during Lent eight years ago, I ventured to India. While there, I learned that Hinduism celebrates about 33 million gods, which fascinated me. 33 million? How do you pray to that many gods? I visited … Continue reading

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Famous for Failure

Who would take someone who is a colossal failure and build their organization around that person? God. Many of the great names in the Bible were failures. Jacob (a.k.a. Israel) was conniving and untrustworthy. Moses was a murderer. King David … Continue reading

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Wrestling with God — Trying to Trust Him

Last week I talked about trusting God during challenging times, which may be easier said than done. Or is it? Let’s unpack that a bit. How do we get ourselves to the point where we will trust someone? Whether consciously … Continue reading

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Trust Like Manna Falling from Heaven

Where is God in times like these—personal, national, or global challenges? I trusted Him yesterday, but where is He now that I’ve lost my job or health or <fill in the blank>?? He is here with us, as He always … Continue reading

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