Monthly Archives: December 2016

Herodias Wins a Pyrrhic VIctory

“For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her. For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful … Continue reading

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The Messengers Die; the Message Continues On

“So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.” (Mark 6:12–13 ESV) “The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Younger Self, Part II. Zacchaeus of Jericho

Dear Younger Me: When you look back on your life, at first you are going to think that the day when those four idiots hang the “S” word on you, is the first link in a chain of grace that … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Younger Self, Zacchaeus of Jericho

Dear Younger Me: Tonight is going to be your last good night of sleep for awhile so after Mama comes in and shares some of the psalms of David with you, after you pray together; snuggle down into your blankets … Continue reading

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Risking Oneself for Jesus

“And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding Jesus

“And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by … Continue reading

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