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Tagged With: Jesus

2nd Cup of Coffee for 4/16/18: MIGHT AS WELL FAITH THE FACTS

It is a thing of pleasure to listen to a masterful communicator.  Our lead pastor is one. Yesterday morning’s message was a piece of a series, the theme of which is seeing Jesus for who He is, and working to follow in that understanding as authentically as possible.  Studying in Luke 18, Pastor Brent ended … Continue reading »

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QTMs for Good Friday, 3/30/18: HANG IT ON THE CROSS

There was nothing more hideous and embarrassing than dying on a Roman cross.  It’s natural to associate it with all the despair and ugliness surrounding the event of Jesus’s crucifixion. I submit the Cross of Christ as God’s ultimate symbol of love for me.  I couldn’t free myself from my habits, my hatreds, my favorite … Continue reading »

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2nd Cup of Coffee for 10/19/17: 4 WAYS TO PUT SOME PUNCH IN YOUR LOVE LIFE

Readers make the best writers.  I’ve read that. When you read a lot of the good, challenging, uplifting kind of stuff, you can’t help being helped by it. I read this morning: “Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13, The Message “In the end, only three things matter:  how much … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 10/14/17: THROUGH = HUMBLE

Given a choice?  I’ll take OVER OR AROUND for $400, Alex. I’ve been through. I know the wisdom of acceding to God’s timing and will in leading me through things in this life.  I’ve lived long enough I do NOT go hunting for more through.  If it’s all the same to the Lord, I’m through … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 6/29/17: MORE THAN A MERE MEME

They’re written and decorated different, yet all seem to agree:  “All I need is some coffee and a whole lotta Jesus!”  Before you do that curly-lip thing and look for something more fun or creative, slosh some more joe in your cup and walk with me . . . With me, it started out with … Continue reading »

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QTMs, 2/21/17: YEAH, I DID, TOO.

One of the few things a religious zealot accomplishes is to reassure those he’s trying to convince that they want nothing to do with him or whatever model of Jesus he’s peddling. We are moving into the Lenten season, the lead-up to Easter Sunday.  I know you know that.  Easter bunnies, dancing eggs and fake grass is … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 1/7/17: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO

Sunday. Specifically, the second Sunday in January.  People are still trickling back from wherever they’ve been for the holidays, winter travel is making tempers short and anxiety soar.  Back-to-work deadlines loom.  Piled-up tasks sneer:  “We don’t back off for no stinkin’ holidays!” Worship attendance is sketchy as plans to attend ride the icy north winds into … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 11/17/16: THE GARBAGE MARGIN: CASTING FIRST STONES

It’s amazing how many know Bible accounts while disclaiming they believe any of it. Case in point:  the ‘hoe’ the priests and their sycophants threw to the ground before Jesus.  “Whichever one of you is innocent and totally sinless, how about you throwing the first rock?” “Garbage Margin” is that wide space you give everyone around you … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll, 10/19/16: TIME-SHARE TOMBS & LED GRAVESTONES

“You just had to go there?  The whole Halloween shtick?” I’m a writer.  I find inspiration in just about everything.  I’m ghoul that way. “Ho-kay.  What’s bubbling over in your mind this time?” Why, thank you for asking.  Why, um–why did Isaiah stipulate a borrowed tomb (53:9)?  All four gospels affirm it.  Matthew says Joe of … Continue reading »

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100-Word Stroll for 8/8/16: DO UNTO OTHERS, YADDA YADDA

Bedtime for the kids, “at-last” time for Sarah.  Boyish yelling bounced her up and running to find Tim’s two-year-old sister tightly gripping a handful of the five-year-old’s hair. Gently removing hair from the little girl’s grip, she responded in fluent PC.  Soft, reasoning “I’m-your-friend” tones.  “We didn’t mean it, did we, honey?”  To Tim:  “She doesn’t understand that hurts.” … Continue reading »

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