Meet Me in the Middle on the Way to Freedom

Exodus 16:1-12 (NIV)   Freedom—love it. There is, however, a price for freedom. A price paid by those who serve our great country. Heroes in my book. Knowing I’d never have the courage. Those I call father, daughter, son-in-law, father-in-law, cousin, uncle—those who served our country proudly. Those who paid with their life to give…

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Are You Relentless

Are You Relentless Genesis 37:1-11 (NIV) This is a story of jealousy and hate; of new shoes and new coats; of evil doings and the cover-up. And they say the Bible is boring—not. The story of Joseph’s family reads just like one of those HBO drama series. But unlike those drama series the story of…

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Enough Growth

Enough Growth John 15:5-11 (NIV) Remember Prince? Sad ending. I’ve never been much of a fan, but I did like “Purple Rain.” It’s one of those swaying kinda songs. My minister brought up Prince’s song “Let’s Go Crazy.” I’d never heard it. Please don’t gasp! So, I looked up the lyrics. I was all in…

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Enough Grace

Enough Grace 1 Corinthians 12:6-10 (NIV) Enough is enough. Yes? Sometimes? Never? I often wonder if, as a Christian, I have enough of what it takes. Especially grace. Why? Probably because of its definition in our Christian belief: free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of…

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So Why Are You Weeping?

So Why Are You Weeping? John 20:11-18 (NIV) Easter. I’m forever in love with Easter. Not for the baskets, bonnets, bunnies, and chocolate but for the true meaning of Easter. My Easter Lilies in my backyard remind me of just how much I love Easter. Their blooms are magnificent. Lilies are also known as White-Robed…

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Rooted in Love-How Rooted Are You?

Rooted in Love—How Rooted Are You? Ephesians 3:14-21 (NIV) People are capable of great things. Helping others, giving of themselves, going over and beyond. We see disaster and so we respond. How we respond or in what way we respond is so very interesting. It certainly takes a mission heart. Being a storyteller, I’m in…

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The Stairway to Heaven-Dream On

The Stairway to Heaven-Dream On Genesis 28:10-17 (NIV) Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which…

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Follow the Star: Trust

Follow the Star: Trust Matthew 1:18-25 (NIV) The birth of Jesus is so very significant to Christians in that it was the incarnation of God Himself. John 1:14 tells us that very fact. “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” During Christmas we celebrate when Jesus came into the world. In…

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Do I Have Enough…Enough Love?

Do I Have Enough…Enough Love? Ephesians 2:4-10 (NIV) George Carlin had a take on baseball and how it’s different from any other sport. Now the people who know me well, know just how much I don’t care about sports. Sorry, but it’s just a fact of life. Let me repeat—I DON’T CARE! Now that that’s…

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Hold Fast to What is Good

Hold Fast to What is Good 1 Thessalonians 5:15-24 (NIV) Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the…

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