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Love Forever And Two Days

For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother. – Mt 12:50 My husband and I are celebrating our 41st anniversary today. 41 years that have gone by so fast, in the blink of an eye. We are so blessed and we have not ever taken our relationship… Read More ›

Trust in Jesus

At that time Jesus said in reply, “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.” (Mt 11:25) Pharisees rejected Jesus. They closed their hearts to Him. Pride shut them off from Jesus. … Read More ›

Do Not Be Afraid

So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. – Matthew 10:31 “So do not be afraid.” Jesus tells us that a lot. In fact it is in the Bible over 300 times. I guess God knows we need that reassurance. Do not be afraid. We are not alone even though it… Read More ›

Rest in Jesus

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 Oh, these words are so comforting right now.  We are all laboring in one way or another. We are all burdened as well. We need rest and nothing in the secular world seems to help. Resting… Read More ›

Who is Jesus?

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” – Matthew 16:15 Who do you say that Jesus is?  Who do you know Jesus to be? Not just His name but who He is.  I have related to Jesus in different ways throughout my spiritual journey. There are times when I have… Read More ›

Jesus Knows Our Hearts

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” – Matthew 2:21 Many like to give lip service to being a follower of Christ. Many like looking good, too. The question we need to ask ourselves is… Read More ›

Jesus is Peace

Even all the hairs of your head are counted. – Matthew 10:30 In this Sunday’s gospel reading, Jesus tells us to not be afraid. He tells us that we are worth more than sparrows. (Mt 10:31) These words come at the right time. (Of course, all of Jesus’ words come at the right time). But… Read More ›

Loving Our Neighbor

“The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31 It is easy to understand the verse before this one – to love the Lord your God with all your heart. It is easy to do, too, I might add. God is so good…. Read More ›

Peace

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  – John 20:19 Peace be with you. The disciples were afraid. And Jesus gave them peace…. Read More ›

Jesus, Hold Us Close

I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the Evil One. – John 17:15 Jesus asks the Father to keep His apostles from the “evil one”. He asks that they be protected from evil. And consecrated in truth. He loves all of His disciples. He… Read More ›

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