Tag Archives: Mercy

Here Comes the Judge!

Judge not, that you be not judged.~ Jesus Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Sons

Love suffers long and is kind… bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~Saint Paul “What punishments of God are not gifts?” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien. I know you are looking at what happened last Tuesday and … Continue reading

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A Sin Too Far

Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him… Matthew 12:32 As a pastor I certainly have discovered over the years … Continue reading

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Monsters and Mangers

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.                                                         … Continue reading

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Getting out of God’s Chair

 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. ~ Saint Paul My oldest son, Cole, was UNinvited to preach at a … Continue reading

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Confession is Good for the Soul

…and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Revelation 5:8 The Cat in the Hat is a children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and first published in … Continue reading

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Mercy Me

Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Legion; for we are many.” Mark 5:9 Ever have an enemy? When I was in high school I dated the town bully’s ex-girlfriend. How smart was that? … Continue reading

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Call Me Ishmael

“Community is the place where the person you least want to live with always lives.”  Henri Nouwen “Let us journey on our way, and I will go alongside you.”  Esau, (Genesis 33:12) It was getting dark on Day 26 of … Continue reading

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Helter Mercy

Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” Mark 5:9 A pretty girl started coming to our church when I was a sophomore in high school and I asked her out. … Continue reading

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Who’s Coming to Find You?

“When he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion… and… said this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”  Luke 15:20, 24 We were camped at close … Continue reading

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