When Life Seems Impossible

There are impossible things in our lives. Weighty things that have been part of our landscape for a long time. Relationships, sickness, generational curses, strongholds…etc. Our initial reaction is to throw our hands up and say, “This will never change, he / she will never change! It will always be like this!” It...

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A Thief, Stolen by Mercy

With Jesus of Nazareth at Calvary, there hung two thieves. One thief somehow came to understand that the cross was where he belonged. His life spent steeped in crime meant that he had often found himself entangled in the Roman justice system. The logical outcome of his series of decisions...

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Simon and the Touch of the Spirit

This is the oft-misunderstood story of Magic Simon. Simon was a something of a wizard, a conjurer in Samaria, as we read in Acts 8. He astonished people with his tricks and his words. He held audiences captive and became a great celebrity over his years there. He had status...

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Forever Chosen

Weakness wins – sometimes. We grow weary in our well doing. We feel alone and forgotten. We stumble and struggle to take the next step. What is it that should come to mind when we find ourselves feeling this way? I think it is this:  “I chose you.” Jesus spoke...

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The Best Revenge

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Jesus spoke these words from the Cross. It was the first sentence He said once He was lifted up, according to Luke 23. His hands and feet were pierced. He had been lashed mercilessly with a scourge. A crown of...

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Indifference

     Consider the analogy of a frog sitting in a water pot. He is use to his environment, but subtly and unaware, the water is steadily heating up, and he is being slowly cooked! Subtle changes that we “learn to live with” we don’t feel the outcome right away...

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Forgiven, Forgiving and Free

I read something horrible this week. A pastor and ministry leader pleaded guilty to molestation of young girls and was sentenced to nearly 20 years. The man is 75 and in poor health. He’s likely to spend the rest of his days behind bars. It is something he expected and...

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Jesus and Our Feet

It’s easy for us to imagine Jesus looking down from Heaven upon us. As Christians, we believe that He ascended through the clouds to take His place at the right hand of the Father on high. “Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool …” so we read in...

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Finding the Way to Forgiveness

Joseph was a man done wrong. His brothers, in a fit of jealousy, threw him into a pit. He was Daddy Jacob’s favorite and these men were tired of him, and the fancy coat of many colors he had been given to wear. To make matters worse, this young man...

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