Category: Bible

celebrating “Creation Care” in our garden, in our church, and – hopefully – in the way that we live

Then Moses hiked up from the Moabite plains to Mount Nebo, the peak of the Pisgah slope, which faces Jericho. The Lord showed him the whole land… Then the Lord said to Moses: “This is the land that I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when I promised: ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have shown it…

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Love is a Severe Mercy

Forgive us the wrongs we have done as we ourselves release forgiveness to those who have wronged us. – Matthew 6:12 Love is a severe mercy. Love is costly, and we are called to follow Jesus in love. Love is never taken, it can only be given; and love can never be imposed, it must…

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Living a better story

As the guards led Jesus to be crucified, there was an African man in the crowd named Simon, from Libya. He had just arrived from a rural village to keep the Feast of the Passover. The guards laid Jesus’ cross on Simon’s shoulders and forced him to walk behind Jesus, carrying his cross. Luke 23:26 Here’s a true…

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belief in the middle of struggle

“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:23-24 I hadn’t planned to write about this; but – as it is literally impossible to think about anything else – I guess I have no choice. This blog is, after…

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