New Again

“But He was pierced for our transgression, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His woulds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5  

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Even Judas!

Did you know today is called Maundy Thursday? I remember when I was little I used to think people were saying Monday Thursday. I thought they were confused about what day of the week it was. Were they calling it Monday Thursday because it felt like a Monday even though it was really Thursday? Clearly […]

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Better than a Vitamix!

Do you drink smoothies? Our family loves them. When my son was home, he would make a smoothie a day, usually following a workout. I needed to buy stock in frozen strawberries. My problem with smoothies is the blender. It was notorious for failing to fully mix everything, leaving chunks of fruit or cubes of […]

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We Cannot Overlook the Middle

How do you celebrate Holy Week? Many Christians like to celebrate Palm Sunday and then skip over the week and go straight to Easter. Who could blame them; both are celebrations of positive, upbeat things. Palm Sunday is the celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey.You can find the full story […]

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Who goes to jail?

Who goes to jail? When police have a bust in a hotel room where prostitution is taking place, who goes to jail? Historically, the pimp (the seller of sex) was nowhere to be found, the john (the purchaser of sex) was sent on his way and the girl was the one put in handcuffs and […]

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It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin’!

Can you believe Easter is just a few days away? One week from today is Good Friday, the day Christ was crucified. I’ve often thought it should be called Black Friday because the sky turned black at the death of Jesus; however, it had to happen. If Good Friday didn’t take place, there’d be no […]

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What will you take a stand for?

What are you willing to stand for? I have friends who just returned from Disney World. They stood in line for almost two hours to see the Disney princesses. What about concert tickets? I know people who’ve camped out for almost twenty-four hours to get great seats to a concert. Are you one of those […]

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Make the call! Save a life!

Did you ever read the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes growing up? It’s a story by Hans Christian Andersen about a king who was duped into believing he was wearing the most beautiful suit of clothes when, in fact, he was stark naked. The weavers, who promised the emperor a beautiful suit of new clothes, […]

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Victim or Victor?

Do you have a fire escape plan? In fifth grade the fire lady used to come to our class and talk about fire safety. I’m sure she had a name other than fire lady, but that’s who she was to me. She told us it was important to have a fire escape plan at home […]

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How to Avoid Being a Victim

Do you know how to avoid being a victim? In an earlier post I shared the story of how a friend of mine was targeted by a man as a possible victim. He lurked throughout the Dollar General, basically casing her to see if he liked her and to determine how he would obtain her. This […]

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