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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Secrets We Leave Behind

When I read a book and find a nugget of truth, I highlight it and sometimes write myself a note by it. Sometimes I mark the page with a sticky note.

You can tell quite a bit about a person by picking up the books she reads and flipping through them. Oh, the secrets we leave behind.

I spent time in 1 John this morning. I typically spend time in my NASB Study Bible, but I wanted to compare. I pulled out my Scofield Bible.

I got distracted.

Blessed beyond measure.

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Ditch Disappointment

The pandemic and the challenges of 2020 and 2021 have changed the way we see life, play, respect, and love.

We’ve seen family projects on television and YouTube like dominoes and toilet paper tumbling throughout a house. We’ve laughed at dancing and exercising family videos. We’ve sung with live-streamed concerts and worship. We’ve watched golf ball and ping pong challenges, and much more.

Maybe you’re binging on television programs that you never had time for when life was in full-swing.

All this is a way to pass the time when we’re bored or depressed. They don’t fill the gap, do they?

It’s easy to get depressed as the pandemic and all things associated with it continue to drain us, isn’t it?

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America … It’s Up to Christ Followers

My heart is broken … radiant colors for 2021 in pieces.

After a 2020 filled with murders, riots, rage, the cancel culture, COVID-19, loss of loved ones, loss of finances, loss of jobs, politics, and natural disasters, we all looked forward to a new year.

A new year filled with the pandemic conquered, regained jobs, renewed strength, and a new normal.

But this week, we, again, saw America at the boiling point … rage out of control … but this time was different.

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