Tag Archives: Jesus

das brot- the bread

One of the Christmas traditions in my family includes making breads and cookies to share with extended family. Ginger snaps and sugar cookies from Grandma O, caramels from my mom, and cardamom coffee cake from my great-grandma E. The spicy, … Continue reading

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Every, some, any, no

While many people are thinking of carols, presents, and festive gatherings, Christmas makes me think of salvation and Easter. Jesus very reason for living on this earth was to bring salvation to everyone willing to accept it. The salvation He … Continue reading

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Good vs. Grace

Recently I someone told me that they are good people, doing good things in the world to help others. It sounds noble and selfless, but sometimes I wonder what their definition of good would be? What qualifies as good and … Continue reading

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nettles

Living out in the country there are many plants that are in the “wild/weed” category, stinging nettles being one of them. The plant has a serrated edge and hidden on each point are small hairs, like that of a cactus, … Continue reading

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how dangerous are you?

As believers we are often told that we have the Power of God inside of us (greater is He that is in me, etc). We hear these words from the pulpit on Sunday and shout, “Amen” and nod our heads … Continue reading

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Air

Lately I have been in training. Not for a race to run or other kind of athletic event, I have been training myself how to breathe again. It sounds silly to say, since breathing is not a conscious activity, but … Continue reading

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All I want…

The days get closer and closer to Easter and my heart calls for a re-awaking to the story of Jesus’ willing sacrifice on Good Friday. I don’t want to have the calendar days flip by and reach Saturday unaware of … Continue reading

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desperately in need

  My family went to a livestock auction this weekend where sheep and goats were being sold to farmers. As I saw the size of the sheep I thought of young David watching his flock. The size of the sheep … Continue reading

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Coming home

Today I went to my “home” church for services. It was a precious time to reconnect with sweet friends and visit with former students. As I walked in the doors, my heart seemed to exhale and the deep breaths that … Continue reading

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unknown

The unknown carries with it a sense of wonder, dread, fear, and excitement. The contents of a gift box can bring with it anticipation for the receiver. Waiting for the results of medical testing however, can bring worry and anxiety. As believers … Continue reading

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