Ash Wednesday and some Sunflowers for Ukraine

- Sunflowers for Ukraine Then Jesus said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my …

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Parent update – and some hard questions for God

Jesus said - "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these.” - Mark 12 Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my FatherThere is …

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over the river and through the woods: living flat out!

Give this command to those who are rich with the things of this world. Tell them not to be proud. Tell them to hope in God, not their money. Money cannot be trusted, but God takes care of us richly. He gives us everything to enjoy. Tell those who are rich to do good—to be rich …

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The suffering of children: my response to a hard-ball question

FIELDING A HARD QUESTION: A few weeks ago, just the day after my brother died, someone asked me a question about suffering. I'll post the gist of the letter (names removed) : Hey, Derek - My friend's daughter just died of a brain tumor. She suffered horribly and was just 4. I've been very preoccupied with …

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