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Easter Joy

I love Easter because it reminds me, every year, of why my faith is so important to me. One might think that re-reading and retelling the same story over and over again might get tiresome at some point, but it never does. The story of Jesus’ resurrection and his victory over death is Good News…

Ordinary Donkeys

With Palm Sunday just days away, I thought I’d share with you again a parable about the donkey who carried Jesus into Jerusalem so long ago. The story goes that on the day after Jesus’ triumphal entry, the donkey awakened, still excited about the day before. He went into town and found some people near…

Oyster People

During the ministry of John Wesley (founder of the Methodist Church), many churches were led by lay preachers with limited education. On one occasion, one of these simple preachers was called on to preach from Luke 19:21, which reads in the King James, “Lord, I feared thee, because thou art an austere man.” Not knowing…

Wounded Healers

A woman in a Bible study I was leading once declared that the nearly fatal disease she’d been fighting was the best thing that had ever happened to her. What she meant was that her pain and fear had led her to the true source of healing and peace. As a result of her diagnosis,…

A Chance Encounter

After taking communion I encountered a couple seated in the chairs, heads bowed, hands clasped together, and one praying over the other. Changing direction, I headed to the prayer candle table. My prayers of thanksgiving were: that people had been led to pause to turn burdens over to the power of God; that folks had…

Attitude is Key

Charles Swindoll writes, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so, it is with each of us… we are in charge of our attitudes.” I came across a wonderful illustration of this that contains excerpts from the diary of a dog and…

Living on Kairos Time

Last weekend, we set our clocks ahead an hour to take advantage of Daylight Savings Time. I’ve never liked losing an hour of sleep, but I love the fact that the sun is now still shining at 7 pm and beyond! All this talk about time reminded me of an old song called “Living on…