Monthly Archives: April 2011

Stealing Praises

“One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, ‘Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the … Continue reading

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The Temptation To Be Relevant

These are Henri Nouwen’s words from his book, In The Name of Jesus. It is a book for Christian leaders. “Jesus’ first tempation was to be relevant, to turn stones into bread . . . . Aren’t we priests and … Continue reading

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Solitude and Silence For the Sake of Others & More . . .

This is a reflection from my friend Jean Nevills, a fountain of wisdom–way up there near Portland, Oregon. Thank you Jean for these good words, words flowing from your solitude and silence! Happy Easter Monday! I was sitting this morning … Continue reading

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He Trusted Him Enough.

It struck me that Jesus trusted the Father enough to die. When he said, “Father take this cup from me,” What was he expressing? Fear? We’re not completely sure. Theologians argue about it. We know Jesus was sinless. He chose … Continue reading

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Tripping Jesus.

“Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Matthew 16:23 (NIV). It happens often in the life … Continue reading

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