Crumbs from the Table

“… a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, ‘Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David, my daughter is severely oppressed by demon’” (Matthew 15:22). A mother, living in the territory that gave the world Jezebel, pleaded for her daughter. She came to the Son....

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Sorrow, Rage and Resurrection

Jesus came to earth and faced life and death at every level. To me, John 11 is the chapter that encapsulates all of these things about the ministry of Christ, the Son of the Living God. This chapter features the Lazarus story. It comes right after an account that reveals...

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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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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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Crumbs from the Table

Jezebel country, Jesus spent some time there. He went to the region of Sidon and Tyre in search of some peace and quiet. What He found there was a woman of faith, a mother seeking a miracle for her daughter. A demon plagued the child, and this mother had heard...

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When Culture Fails

These things I learned this week: That in the culture, individualism can be good, as long as I don’t make an idol of me. Culturally speaking, community is desired; but don’t make an idol of them. Who-a-person-is subjectively is discovered in receiving an objective identity; it is not found by...

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Build the Expectation

Excitement With EuroCon less than a month away, there’s plenty of buzz around home base.   In passing conversation it’s commonplace to hear phrases like, Are you going to Budapest, or Did you buy your ticket yet?  It’s exciting, and people are getting ready to go, at least logistically. And while it’s important...

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