Looking again at what Jesus has to say about our treasures. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  […]

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Back to the Garden

I’m a couple of days late with this…but you know what they say, it’s better late than never… Returning to the garden after Good Friday, both we and Mary Magdalene. Mary is up before the first light. It is still dark outside, but the sabbath day of rest has come to an end. So Mary, […]

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God is dead.

  It’s Good Friday. It’s getting on in the day, it’s about four hours before sunset. Jesus is suffering upon the cross, hanging there, part of a larger spectacle which was not even his own but shared with two revolutionaries. The time has come and from two different accounts of the scene we can get […]

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Weeping over US

It’s Passion week, our Holy Week, the time when we remember the suffering, persecution, crucifixion, and ultimately the resurrection Jesus Christ our Lord. It’s the time when we remember all the events, decisions, and obedience of that week, and there is a lot to remember. I’m looking today at the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus […]

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I had big plans for something I wanted to share this morning.  I’m sure it’s the same plan I had the other day when I would up writing my “trust” post.   I still have that plan, but it will have to wait for another day. Part of my morning prayer liturgy now includes reading […]

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Sin of the World

John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way of the Lord. He was sent to prepare for the revolution. He was sent to prepare for what Jesus would do in bringing the kingdom of God. John had many followers of his own. He was a big deal in his own right. In fact, Jesus […]

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Announcing the Kingdom

I’ve said before that I’m reading the book “The Divine Conspiracy – Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God”, written by Dallas Willard, former (deceased) professor of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Southern California. In this book, Willard has by far the best interpretation/explanation of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that I’ve seen or […]

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Higher Power

  “Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” Then he said to them, “But who […]

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Walking in Peace

Then his father, Zechariah, was filled with the Holy Spirit and gave this prophecy: A prophecy from Zechariah, father of John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus of Nazareth whom we know as Christ. (That’s some family!!). The prophecy comes from about 6 or 7 BC…about 6 months before Christ was born. So yes, Christ was […]

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