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Jesus wants what? Part Four

Back in April 2010 I wrote three blogs titled “Jesus wants what?” About how the things Jesus asks us to do seem crazy, sometimes stupid. Now I share with you a real life story in which I no longer “discuss” what Jesus wants, but must now choose to actually do it. If I am a follower of Jesus, I must actually follow Jesus. Part Four: The application….

How Do You Make Decisions?

A friend asked my opinion today. As my husband is wont to say “Opinions are like belly buttons, everybody’s got one.” I am no exception. I have one belly button, but myriad opinions. So I listened readily to his question. I was eager to give away one of my fabulous opinions. My friend presented some questions he wanted to add to a document, I was willing…

And the Winner Is…

Life is a contest. And we are all in it. We dream and desire and we work very hard to be the “est”. The prettiest, fastest, smartest, wittiest, kindest. We want to be the best. At something. At something we like to do. Something that we admire or enjoy. We want to be the best at something that others will admire. It is heartbreaking to be eliminated from the…

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like

The Kingdom of Heaven is like an army engaged in a far reaching battle. One day the commander in chief of the army sent orders to the captain of one of his companies: “Have your lieutenant ready a platoon to be deployed to an additional front.” The lieutenant assembled a small group of volunteers for the platoon. Under the direction of the commander in chief…

Plymouth Rock

In the summer of 1976, my family took a vacation out to Cape Cod. On our way home we stopped to see Plymouth Rock. It was my dad’s idea. He had the perspective of history and a sense of wonder. The appreciation for gazing at a rock that people we study in history stood by. Feeling a connectedness with the past. It’s tough to achieve in the U.S. where there…