With Suffering Comes Power

“that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:10-11 To join a fellowship usually brings prestige or social recognition, such as a fellowship of doctors or an …

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Raised from the Ashes: Holy Week Tuesday

18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor. 1:18 Read 1 Cor. 18-31 The Daily Cross As we journey through Holy Week, we are drawing ever nearer the source of our power as believers. The …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent-Day 10, In Memory of My Father

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life." John 5:24 Read John 5:24-30 Lent-Day 9 had no post as I was officiating at my father's funeral. Day -10 is In …

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Raised From the Ashes: Lent – Day 7

Lent – Wednesday, Day 7 “And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed” Mark 1:35 Read Mark 1:29-45   Lonely Places Generally speaking, loneliness is not good for us humans. However, we can acknowledge that there are times when we need …

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The Romance of Death

The more I've thought about last Sunday's gospel message this week, the less I've thought of death and all that's unknown about it. That seems remarkable to me considering I had a funeral to officiate yesterday, and two funerals to officiate today. Surrounded by so much death, I keep hearing Jesus words about the poor …

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Sin Is Wrong, Hell Is Real, No Second Chances

This week's gospel, November 1-7 The Rich Man and Lazarus Luke 16:19-31 Click Here to Read the gospel. We don't know a lot about what happens to us after we die. What is Heaven really like?  How will we experience it without our bodies? Of course, in the end of the book of Revelation we …

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