Tag Archives: Easter

First, second, and third

“On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb,” (John 21:1). The Sabbath laws allowed a person to only … Continue reading

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Loans and insurance

When I went to college, I had to take out student loans to cover the tuition. The amount I had to pay back was not very much, but I still had to make payments each month, interest accrued daily, and … Continue reading

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Can you believe it?

So there is this kid I know, not mine, just a younger person, about half my age. He seems to struggle with what he wants to have, what does he not want, in life. He is a lot like a … Continue reading

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passwords

Everyday I enter passwords into security systems on my technology to access my work programs or even just an app on my phone. Some of my passwords are simple numeric codes, others are a combination of twelve characters with letters, … Continue reading

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the day after — just another day

I returned to work today after the weekend and the discussion turned to what everyone did over the past few days. Since yesterday was Easter, the conversations included any Easter activities. But the focus didn’t ever come to what yesterday … Continue reading

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if, then

It has been easy to forget this is Passion Week and we are less than 48 hours from Good Friday. I found myself re-reading John 15, some of the last teaching Jesus would give the disciples before going to the Cross. He … Continue reading

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In Christ alone

Sunday has come brothers and sisters, Sunday has come! Hallelujah, Sunday has come. I want to shout it from the mountains, my Jesus has been raised from the dead. Where there was once sorrow, death, and darkness– now there is … Continue reading

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give it up

This past Wednesday began the season of Lent. I didn’t grow up in the Catholic or Lutheran church, so Wednesday was another day on the calendar. Nothing more. I saw a few people with an ashen cross marking their foreheads … Continue reading

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Triumphant

Many times after Easter has passed, my heart has just tucked the day away like Christmas decorations.  This year, I want to just extend Easter like a multiple-day festival.  My heart is still full, my eyes still weep with joy, and … Continue reading

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Just amazing

Saturday night my son picked the movie to watch. He surprised me by picking AMAZING GRACE.   The power of this story rumbles through my soul and heart every time I see it. William Wilberforce’s tenacious work to end the … Continue reading

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