From Beggar to Follower

Each step closer to Jerusalem. Focused on His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Anticipating cleansing the temple. Considering this final week’s teachings. Looking forward to His supper with the disciples. Smiling as He thinks of His disciples’ reaction to Him washing their feet. Dreading the pain of the beatings and the shame of the cross. Praying for His followers. Trusting in the resurrection. Rejoicing that His friends will be with Him forever.

What were the thoughts of Jesus that day?

A noisy crowd follows Jesus of Nazareth, all going up to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover.

“Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Mark 10:47)

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10 Years Healed! A Name For Each Year

Come and listen, all you who fear God,
and I will tell you what he did for me.
For I cried out to him for help,
praising him as I spoke.
Psalm 66:16-17

There is no cure for fibromyalgia.

Brain fog, pain, fatigue, and depression plagued me for about 15 years.

Pills for pain, pills for sleep, pills to wake me up, pills to counteract the effects of the other pills, and handfuls of supplements filled my days and nights.

The work that I thought God had placed before me demanded too much from me, and my doctor encouraged me to resign.

One Saturday, I told God that I must have misunderstood His direction and that I would resign that Monday.

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Peace in the Tangles

Throughout the weeks, I’ve noticed a spike in the number of people visiting this blog and reading the posts focused upon depression, trouble, hope, and prayer.

I adapted some of my posts and Bible study helps that I’ve written in the past to create a booklet. Additional Scriptures to consider are included at the end of the first four chapters. The last two chapters apply the Scriptures as prayer.

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Hope in the Midst of Suffering … I’ve Seen the End of You, A Review

Dying children, incurable cancers, irreparable brain injuries. Trying to help, praying for hope, dealing with doubt. This was neurosurgeon Dr. Lee Warren’s day and his ministry.

Dr. Warren reveals his inner thoughts as he asked himself how to pray for his patients and offer hope when he knew the end result, death. When he emailed Philip Yancey asking him how to “handle telling a patient to have faith when I don’t?” Yancey emailed him and told him to “write his way through understanding the issue” (p. 28). This book is the result of Dr. Warren’s journey.

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