Romans 5: 3b-5: “…knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” Will Rogers had a saying about judgement that translates well into a saying about […]

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“You will do even greater things…”  John 14:12 I sometimes wonder if folks know what they’re doing when they end a prayer with, “In Jesus’ name.”  For most, it may be habit; for others it may be to honor Him, but for some, it is a call on Jesus to keep a promise made a […]

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“My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?”  Psalm 22: 1 Having just tried Several times to fill out and print an application for health insurance, and not being successful either in sending it in via email, nor in printing it out, I have given up.  Again. I expect I’ll have health insurance (thank […]

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“I can do all things, through Christ, who strengthens me.”  (Phil. 4:13) It’s been a whirlwind couple of months: two Annual Conferences, both with their own struggles and triumphs.  Two powerful Children’s programs, week-long, loving, Christ filled, fun, intensive.  Nearly overwhelming.  But I know that when I turn my life over to God; when I […]

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No wonder so many of us are at the ends of our ropes.  Reminded of the Message version of the Beatitudes: “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope.  With less of you there is more of God and his rule.”   This actually translates from the Greek like this: “Blessed are the […]

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