Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Growing Shadow Of The Cross

Once upon a time I was at this college ministry retreat where the speaker drew a diagram that I’ve never forgotten. He drew a horizontal line on an overhead transparency –  remember when that was cutting edge technology? Then he … Continue reading

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Old Man Wisdom

Mark Twain once said, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the … Continue reading

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Sweaty Palms

January 25 was my Mom’s birthday. This year was the first year of celebrating her life without her being in my life anymore. Jesus called her home on leap day Feb. 29, 2012. I remember my mom every day when … Continue reading

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Come Here!

The great Bill Cosby had this part in one of his old routines where he talked about trying to get his kids to come and talk to him. He described how he would say “Come here,” but they wouldn’t come. … Continue reading

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It’s Really Crazy

I spent a lot of my posts last week going through meaningful scenes in the life of Christ; scenes depicting the kind of relationship He had with the Trinity. It’s really crazy to think that what God shares with all … Continue reading

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Photo Madness

My new favorite comedian is Jim Gaffigan. He does the work of being very funny without  lazily eliciting laughter through crass humor. If you haven’t seen his routine “Mr. Universe” – watch it. In it Jim comments on the ridiculousness … Continue reading

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Brutal Honesty-Part II

My last post referred to Jesus’ brutally honest prayer as recorded in Luke 22. Jesus prayed, and prayed, and prayed some more in the garden of Gethsemane.  He called out in brutal honesty to His heavenly Father, “If you are … Continue reading

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Brutal Honesty-Part I

There is another moment in Jesus’ life that is compelling and deeply encouraging to me and I hope it is for you as well.  Here is the scene: “Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his … Continue reading

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Empowering Relationship

As I continue these posts addressing the life Jesus lived in the flesh, I want to address the power of relationships in our lives. Our relationships have the power to heal us, and they have the power to unravel us. … Continue reading

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Deeply Satisfying

At a very early age, Jesus’ life was marked by a deep interest in God. “Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, … Continue reading

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