Month: March 2013

a turning point

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. Isaiah 53:7 Friday Good and Black Christian tradition says Christ spent Friday on a Roman cross, juxtaposed between…

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simple wisteria

Your flip and callous arrogance in these things bothers me. You pass it off as a small thing, but it’s anything but that. Yeast, too, is a “small thing,” but it works its way through a whole batch of bread dough pretty fast. So get rid of this “yeast.” Our true identity is flat and…

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betrayal

And as they were at table eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” Mark 14:18 Wednesday Betrayal What a week! After deciding to study Biblical accounts of the final week in Christ’s life on earth for myself – I’ve got to tell…

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Tuesday

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Mark 11:23 Tuesday Excerpt from The Week That Changed the World (HERE) And Finally…

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we forgive

In this house we do REAL.We do Mistakes.We say I’m sorry.We share laughter.We give hugs.We help those in need.We forgiveWe chase dreams.Above ALL elseWe LOVE. Eventually is a myth.You want to do somethingJust do it… Nora Roberts Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This…

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colors of spring

Spring is three days old and March is predicted to “go out like a lion.” Today it’s cool for March and a brisk breeze is keeping the temp way below the 70° forecast. But this morning, for a few moments, the sun streamed across the patio and bathed the Japanese Maple, who lives near the…

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painting post

no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off…

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mindfulness

Today I will chose to practice mindfulness.  Today is about taking the steps necessary to practice the presence of The Lord Jesus. Today is about being at home with D…doing things together again after half a year apart.  Today is a gift! That’s why they call it “the present.” Living in the past is not…

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