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Jesus, Respecter of Women

Jesus, Respecter of Women

“Jesus Christ raised women above the condition of mere slaves, mere ministers to the passions of man, raised them by His sympathy, to be Ministers of God.” – Florence Nightingale We are living in a time in history where nearly everyone claims to be a respecter of women; but so many men’s lives (and behind-closed-doors

John 7:37

Loud and Passionate

When we view the invitation to come to Jesus through the lens of the Greek text, it is passionately expressive: If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. — John 7:37 The wording of the original text indicates this is a rather loud and deeply emotional outburst. Jesus was not speaking softly here.

Turn toward grace

Graffiti Grace

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine… Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. — Isaiah 43:1, 4 ESV When I find out what a teenager’s done,

Rejoice to the Lord!

The Choice to Rejoice

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. — Psalm 5:11-12 As believers

Goodness is His Nature

Does Suffering Disprove the Existence of a Good God?

The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it? — Jeremiah 17:9 NASB As I tried to imagine the depth of pain, the horror of suffering that so many humans have inflicted on each other, I began to have that most unwelcome feeling of having my paradigm shifted.

The more I focus on God, the better I run

Run with a Positive Focus

My getting into running in the late nineties happened to coincide with the genesis of the internet and online chatrooms. One day at a friend’s house, I entered an online chatroom for runners, expecting it to be fun and inspiring. I recall being surprised to see my name in a chat and being intrigued. But

Psalm 13:5

Fixing My Eyes on Jesus: Faith

The Risk of Faith “Come,” [Jesus] said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. — Matthew 14:29 The older I get, the less I want to take risks. How about you? In today’s financial world, that’s probably a wise thing. But a cautious attitude in your

Moments

Some days I pick up a camera and the lens is my ink, for cameras have sensor eyes, and pixels record. I slide it into a pocket, a thin point-and-shoot, and find another way to chronicle, to force the lids open; another way to receive the moment with thanks reverential. When he comes in from

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving

Don’t Forget Thanksgiving Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him. — Psalm 95:2 Have you ever noticed how after Halloween, many stores immediately bring out their prelit trees, ornaments, Christmas wreaths, and candy canes? The weeks between Halloween and Christmas are often a blur of colored leaves and

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