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Gratitude for the good and the bad


“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” — Romans 8:28 (KJV) I heard the story told recently about a king in Africa ...

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Dealing with grief during the holidays

holiday grief

As long as I can remember I have gone over to my parents’ home for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day were always spent with extended family members at the old homestead. This holiday season is going to ...

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Setting a bigger table


The holiday season usually involves family, and for some people that’s a good thing. For others, not so much. The first book I had published was about being a new father. That led to a lot of other writing about ...

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Sunday… Resurrection Morning

Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to see the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, because an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled ...

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Saturday… the Journey to the Cross

The chief priests and Pharisees go before Pilate and remind him that Jesus said in three days He would rise. They think that the disciples or followers of Jesus want to steal Jesus’ body so they tell Pilate to seal ...

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Friday… the Journey to the Cross

Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested by the authorities sometime after Thursday midnight, so on in the early hours of Friday morning the first trial of Jesus is set in motion. Jesus is before the former high priest Annas, ...

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Thursday… the Journey to the Cross

Jesus sends Peter and John to prepare for the Passover meal. Jesus instructs them to follow a man and ask him about his guest room. They head towards Jerusalem and locate the man who shows them a large upper room ...

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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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