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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Our Hearts Will Rejoice

So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. – John 16:22 The present time is certainly a time of anguish and grief. So many deaths from this pandemic. So many separations as family members cannot… Read More ›

Come, Holy Spirit

But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. – Jn 16:7 I can understand the apostles not wanting to see Jesus go. They really do not… Read More ›

Jesus Our Friend

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13 Think of how we feel when we are with our friends. Especially our best friend.  We love them and know we are loved by them. We are relaxed with our friends. We have no fear. We do… Read More ›

The Light of My Life

I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. – John 12:46 As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I lived in a world of darkness. There was not much about my childhood that makes me smile.  What I do remember was going to church…. Read More ›

The Life Within

Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.” – John 6:53 The child sexual abuse crisis in the Church had me feeling sad and angry and lonely. I felt sick inside. I… Read More ›

The Gift of the Spirit

For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God. He does not ration his gift of the Spirit. – John 3:34 “He does not ration his gift of the Spirit.” I love that. God does not “ration” the Spirit. God does not hold anything back. He gives us His all. He gives us… Read More ›

Have No Fear

Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” – John 3:3 I’ll Nicodemus came to Jesus at night. He wanted to talk to him. He wanted to learn from him. There was something about Jesus that touched Nicodemus… Read More ›

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