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Celebrating Christ-centered holidays

Christmas manger

Have you ever felt like “the holidays” have become a blur? With the unofficial start of the season now showing up just before Halloween, it often seems way too early to see Christmas decorations. In reality, though, Halloween is just ...

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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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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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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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