When On The Cross

When on the cross, Jesus saw His mom standing next to one of His disciples and said, “Dear woman, here is your son.”  He then looked at His disciple and said, “Here is your mother.”  The Bible says that “from then on this disciple took her into his home.” (John 19:26-27, NLT)

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When Peter Got Out Of The Boat

When Jesus approached the disciples in the boat, and was walking on water, Peter asked Him if he could join Him.  Jesus answered affirmatively, and Peter jumped out the side of the boat.  Things started out okay, but as Peter continued to walk his fear got the best of him, and he began to sink.

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Jairus, The Woman, And The Crowd

In the Bible there’s a story about a synagogue leader (Jairus) who seeks Jesus out to ask Him if He will accompany him to his home and heal his daughter who is dying.  On the way to Jairus’ house, a messenger arrives to tell them that his daughter has died.

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When Jesus Spoke And There Was Calm

Have you ever been inside of a small airplane when it’s being jostled by a storm?  Have you ever walked into a wind so strong that it redirects you?  Have you ever observed a dark, stormy ocean from shore?  All of these things are reminders that nature is beyond our control.

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When Letting It Be Both Brings Peace

I can begin my morning by reading the Bible, and I feel very close to God.  An hour later, I step out the front door, start thinking about the day ahead, and the nearness I felt to God disappears.  I am often surprised at how easily my attention is diverted away from Him.

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Where Water Meets The Sky

To me, the ocean is beautiful and another example of the power and goodness of God.  He made it pleasing to the eyes and filled it with interesting creatures.  It showcases His glory every night as the sun sinks below the horizon.

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Love Made Me Love

I have found that I need to be careful not to fall into the trap of trying to appear as if I have my life “together” in the hopes of being a better example for God.  Since I am human and not without fault, I will never truly have a handle on everything.

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“Rabboni!”

My Friend lived a sacrificial life.  He defended outcasts and made sure that those who came to Him for help got what they needed.  He traveled far distances to let people know that God was near.

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Joseph Wept

Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers.  It must have been traumatic to be given against his will to a strange people, traveling to an unfamiliar land.  Through the many trials he faced, Joseph remained steadfast in his loyalty to God.

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The Keeper Of Life

When I read the Bible and questions come up for me, I sometimes take them to God, or I seek a friend’s counsel.  But what I’ve realized is that there are some questions that may not be answered in this lifetime; perhaps they will never be answered.  And maybe that’s okay.

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