Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Let not your hearts be troubled. Jesus tells his disciples this as he is preparing for his painful, ignominious death. He has such a short time to tell them everything they will need to know when he is gone. There is still so much to teach them! How could he be so...
What Does Lent Have For You?

What Does Lent Have For You?

This Lenten season has given me some time to reflect. In years past, I would sometimes give up something that I loved (that is, food) during Lent, but it was more a quasi religious self-improvement program than anything to do with the sacrifice of our Lord. Nowadays I...
Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Set Your Eyes On Jesus

Have you ever failed at something, or gone through something really hard, and yet come out on the other side feeling like it was all worthwhile? Researchers and experts say we learn more through failure and adversity than we do from success. Winston Churchill said,...
Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Jesus Is The Good Shepherd

It’s below freezing outside as I write this, so it is with special interest that I notice John writes in chapter 10 verse 22 that it was winter. We don’t get many details like that in scripture, so the few that are included sound off like klaxons in the text, loudly...
Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Jesus Gives Us True Sight

It seems like just yesterday we were cooing over a chubby 8oz little baby Jesus sleeping serenely in a manger full of hay, his cherubic face lit by glimmering fairy dust falling from angel wings in the rafters, the shepherds tiptoeing around the barn so as not to...
Join the King at His Table

Join the King at His Table

In the busyness and general sparkly jolliness of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget that many, many people do not feel particularly merry. It could be they are missing a loved one, it could be they are struggling with addiction or besetting sin, it could be...

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