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Jesus Sees You

When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” Luke 19:5 In this story, it says that Jesus is looking for Zacchaeus, and … Continue reading

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The Strange and the Stranger

Who do you need to make space for that is strange to you? Who is your “hard to love” person? On every street and in every home lives someone who is hard to love. If you look down your street … Continue reading

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Ellsworth’s Wine

“Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all … Continue reading

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Exclusion or Embrace?

How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. – … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Devil

“Let all bitterness…be put away from you.” (Eph. 4:31) It was late at night and on the way to the hunting camp, I got lost on an old logging road and was running low on gas. I began to think about … Continue reading

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The King Has One More Move

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Matthew 28:6 For the Christian, death is just a change of address. – Anne Lamott Do you recognize the name “Mel Blanc?” He was the voice behind all of … Continue reading

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The Taxman Cometh

The tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’  Luke 18:13 With the scolding stares of everyone on him, he doesn’t even … Continue reading

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