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Wednesday… the Journey to the Cross

The scriptures don’t give us specific events that happened today, but we do know that with Passover approaching the chief priests and scribes are plotting ways to put Jesus to death. Satan enters Judas Iscariot, who agrees to hand over ...

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Radioactive faith

radioactive faith

I woke up on a recent morning—before my eyes were fully engaged with the morning light—thinking about radioactive faith. I have no idea where this thought came from. My mind doesn’t think scientifically. In fact, come Monday mornings my mind ...

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Tuesday… the Journey to the Cross

Jesus leaves Bethany early in the morning and on the way to Jerusalem the disciples see the fig tree that He had cursed. The tree had withered down to its roots and the disciples wonder how this could happen so ...

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Monday… The Journey to the Cross

On Monday morning Jesus and the twelve disciples leave Bethany to return to Jerusalem. Along the way, Jesus looks up at a fig tree and sees it is barren and curses the fig tree. The fig trees of Israel are ...

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How to deal with rising health care costs

health care costs

Many seniors are finding their medical expenses exceed what they anticipated when planning for retirement. Maximizing the value of available assets can be one of the ways to significantly ease a stressed budget. Whether living a longer, healthier life than ...

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The Journey to the Cross

As we approach Holy Week, we want you to focus on the cross and the empty tomb. Everyday there is a reading that will walk you through a chronology of the daily steps Jesus took on the road to the ...

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Grief, gratitude, and grace

Letters

You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. — John 16:20. In the month of November, around Thanksgiving, I preached a sermon on the topic of gratitude. Knowing that my father was going to be among ...

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On confident footing

When my father-in-law was in his final days, before he was moved from the hospital back home under hospice care, the nurses asked the family if they wanted a priest to visit with him. My father-in-law was a Protestant evangelical ...

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The assurance of Easter

Resurrection

If you have ever lost someone you love unexpectedly, then you have an idea of how the disciples felt when Jesus was crucified. Without warning, someone they had just spoken with, someone they were so close to, was gone. It ...

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