Receiving the new birth completely changes the way we see the world. It's the difference between being stuck inside a dark egg or being alive outside in the world. This Lent, we are reminded that if we trust in God, Christ will help us to break out of our shells int to the glorious resurrection of an Easter morning.
Waiting is hard. My cat and I are both impatient. This caused a near Christmas cookie disaster. As hard as it is to wait for cookies, waiting for the return of Christ can be even harder, but we must never give up hope.
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In Luke 20:27-38, the Sadducees had the opportunity to ask Jesus questions regarding the resurrection; however, their main concern was undermining Jesus’s authority.
Even if you only have a little bit of faith, God can still work miracles with it. When our church family stepped out in faith, we witnessed a small but powerful Christmas miracle of our own.
Money makes life easier, but it is not the most important thing. When God looks down on humanity, does He see a group of children squabbling over a game of Monopoly?
Humans have a lot in common with wabi sabi teacups. Even though we all have cracks and imperfections, we are all beautiful works of art.
I admire the woman in Luke 13:10-17 because I know from firsthand experience how embarrassing it can be to go into a public space when you look different from everybody else. Her faith is an inspiration to all of us.
All of us need to straighten up sometimes- all of us are tempted to judge others. Furthermore, all of us are bound by something. We are all in need of healing, whether it be spiritual, physical, or emotional. When Christ shows up on the scene, everything changes. “
I have a confession to make: I ate the rice krispie treats that were meant for the children. Sometimes sin is like a rice krispie- we know better- but we just can't resist. I'm grateful that God forgives us for any sin if we earnestly repent.