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The Woman, the Betrayer, and the Disciples: Choosing Our Actions. April 13, 2018

We choose our actions everyday. Those choices are leading us into the Kingdom of God, away from the Kingdom of God, or allowing us to miss the Kingdom of God. In Mark 14 there is an unfolding series of actions based on choices people have made. There is the woman, the betrayer, and the disciples. The woman anointed Jesus with oil. “She broke the jar and poured the oil on his head.” She had time. She had money. She had…

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross. March 28, 2018

Introspection and personal inventory necessarily accompany my survey in this sacred season. The Prince of glory, author and finisher, saw fit to put the exclamation point on eternity and offer it to a wretch such as I. How is it then, whereupon my acceptance of this inexpressibly divine punctuation mark, my steps were not led immediately to my victorious rest? What kind of a confident God would allow a newly minted believer to venture forth on this earth, hung with…

Accepting Your Journey March 21, 2018

I teach an anxiety group at Good Samaritan Ministries. One of the main reasons I am passionate to help those struggling with the disorder is that I myself faced the deep confining darkness of an anxiety disorder. Five years ago I spent two months inside, unable to walk into the garage without feeling dizzy and faint. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 Million…

The Miracle of Jesus’ Ministry of Love February 13, 2018

One cold December morning, I prepared 100 ham and cheese, with mayo and lettuce, sandwiches, stuffed them into sandwich bags, and piled them into 100 lunch bags that I had filled the night before, each with a drink, an apple, a bag of chips, a cookie and a Christmas card that spoke of Jesus’ love. My husband and I drove to our downtown area and handed them out to the homeless on a cold, wintery day of Holy love. In…

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