Bound for My Freedom

On an assumed cold, wintry night, approximately 2,000 some years ago, a little baby was born. His mother wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a feeding trough (more commonly known to all as a manger), somewhere in a little town called Bethlehem, located in what is known as the West Bank of […]

A Different Kind of Christmas Story

Remember that feeling you got as a little kid, knowing that Christmas was the next day? You could hardly sleep and every little noise made you think Santa was on his way. I wonder if any of Jesus’ disciples felt that way on Saturday, knowing that Jesus had told them He would rise on the […]

The Lamb That Passed Over

For centuries, God’s chosen people have celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the first day being commonly known ‘Passover’, also known as The Last Supper. At the first Passover (which took place in the Old Testament), the children of Israel were commanded by God to kill an unblemished lamb and take the blood from that […]

When Jesus Says Your Name

On Saturday, the day that falls between Good Friday and Easter, I can’t help but wonder whether I would have faithlessly lost hope on that day – that one Saturday, so long ago. I however, unlike those in the times of that first Easter and the days surrounding it, know what happened that next day […]

A Prisoner Set Free

A Prisoner Set Free

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Two crosses stood touching the afternoon sky, each holding a thief. Both robbers hung with arms outstretched and watched as the spikes were nailed into the hands and feet of the One to be hung on the third cross. Both relived their own excruciating pain with each strike of the mallet. The crowd stood watching, […]

Surely He Was The Son of God

Surely He Was The Son of God

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“For God so love the world that He gave His one and only Son…” For many, that verse has been heard a thousand times over and it can mean next to nothing to them anymore. For others, they have heard that Jesus died on the cross, yet leave that fact hanging in mid-air so as […]

Scammed

Once upon a time, there was a young girl chosen by God to become mother to the Savior of the world. One day she gave birth to a little baby boy and she and her husband Joseph named Him Jesus. Eventually, when Jesus became a man, he began preaching and teaching and established a large […]

In Denial

In Denial

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There is a famous painting of the last supper by Leonardo da Vinci. It depicts all twelve disciples gathered with Jesus and all are seated on the back side of the table facing forward. I think these men were most likely surrounding the table and not situated like they do for a live sit com […]

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

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Journal entry 1 – They say he heals the sick. They say many have seen him perform miracles. I hear their chatter in the streets. I want to know more. I want to see this man they call Jesus. Years of hemorrhaging. Years of isolation. Years alone and shunned. It is hard to go anywhere. […]

Saturday was Beautiful in Southern Oregon. Sunday, too.

Saturday was Beautiful in Southern Oregon. Sunday, too.

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  Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord.  “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;  though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.   Luke 12:27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow.  They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you,  not […]