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Encountering Jesus

“You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas”   – John 1:42 Sometimes you encounter someone in your life that you know you will never forget. A little over a year ago, Lynette and I boarded a … Continue reading

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Finding My Freedom

If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven…”          John 20:23 (NIV) In October 1914, Thomas Mott Osborne entered Auburn Prison in upstate New York, and like all the other prisoners, issued a set of prison grays, and led to a … Continue reading

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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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