Day 47- Resurrection Sunday!

He is not here… He is Risen!   Celebrating with you today the joy of Christ’s Resurrection!!   Here are a few favorite Resurrection Sunday songs that make my heart soar! Christ is Risen, by Matt Maher Living He Loved Me, by Casting Crowns

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Day 46- Holy Week- Holy Saturday

Waiting… I am not good at waiting…time seems to slow down, days drag on and waiting seems endless. I resist waiting by keeping busy, trying to “make things happen. I am not good at waiting. Are you? Today is a day of waiting. The women had wrapped Jesus quickly in grave clothes, before the Sabbath… Read more »

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Day 45- Holy Week- Good Friday

Read John 18 You know the story, we have all read it, heard it told, watched it on the big screen It is always heart wrenching, profound and life changing. It is difficult to behold, understand and accept. The Creator of the Universe, the One who spoke the stars in to being, is accused and… Read more »

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Day 44- Holy Week- Luke 22:1-23

        Read Luke 22: 1-23 How do I write about the Last Supper?  I started this devotional three times… got mired down with so many thoughts, words, questions, trying to figure out what to say and how to say it… This night ushers in the 3 holiest days of our Christian calendar: … Read more »

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day 43- Holy Week- Matthew 26:14-25

Read Matthew 26:14-25 Judas has agreed to betray Jesus to the religious leaders.  He is watching for an opportunity. Fast forward to the Upper room A meal prepared according to the Jewish custom of Passover, in remembrance of when God “passed over” the first born sons of the Hebrews when the first born sons of… Read more »

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day 42- Holy Week- John 13

 Read: John 13 The Last Supper is finished; Jesus rises from the table and wraps Himself with a towel and bends to wash the feet of His disciples.    He know that Judas has decided to betray Him, He knows that Peter will deny Him… three times He knows this motley crew will have their… Read more »

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Day 41- Lenten Journey- John 12:1-11

Read: John 12:1-11 I love this story… I am deeply moved by the way that Jesus treats this woman and what that teaches us about who He is and how she loves Him. “I see Him, my Lord, reclining at the end of the long table.  How will I get to Him without causing a… Read more »

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Day 40- Holy Week- Palm Sunday

Today begins Holy Week, made so by the self-surrendering love of Jesus. Whatever your weeks have been like, I want to really encourage you to take time this week to ponder and sink into the power and meaning of this week.  This is the center of our lives as Christians. Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good… Read more »

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day 39- Lenten Journey: John 11:45-56

Read: John 11:45-56 Jesus has just raised Lazarus from the dead, the Jewish people, at Mary and Martha’s house for the mourning time after the burial, saw what He did and believed in Him. This threatened the religious leaders of the time, and thinking they were saving the nation of Israel, they plotted to kill… Read more »

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Day 38: Lenten Journey- Psalm 18:2

Pictures: Nimrod Fortress in Israel Read Psalm 18: 2-7 I love the Psalms.  They are rich with imagery.  Through the years as I have read and studied them, I have come to know God more intimately, as well as gained a greater understanding of who He is and what a relationship with God really means… Read more »

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Day 37- Lenten Journey 2014

          Read Psalm 105:4-9 Sometimes I read the Scriptures and miss the richness that one verse can contain.  Big picture reading is important, sure, but sometimes, when I slow down and focus on a verse or two, I glean new lessons, strength, and encouragement from the Scriptures. Hopefully, this will happen… Read more »

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day 35- Lenten Journey 2014

Read Psalm 102 This Psalm is called the prayer of the afflicted, of someone in great suffering.    Psalm 102:1-2 ( The Message) God, Listen!  Listen to my prayer, listen to the pain in my cries. Don’t turn your back on my just when I need you so desperately. Pay attention!  This is a cry… Read more »

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day 34- Lenten Journey 2014

Read John 8:1-11 Jesus is at the Temple teaching a large crowd and in the middle of His lesson, the religious scholars ad Pharisees show up and thrust a woman who had been caught in adultery in front of Him, demanding that He pronounce judgment, that He condemn her to the death she deserves for… Read more »

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day 33- Lenten Journey 2014

Read John 11:1-45 Life changing encounters! literally for Lazarus in this passage, as Jesus raised him from the dead.  for Martha as Jesus reveals to her that He is the Messiah, when He says, “I am the Resurrection and the Life.”  for the mourners who witnessed Lazarus walk from the tomb; unwrapped his grave clothes;… Read more »

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day 32- Lenten Journey-2014

Read: Psalm 7 Today I spent the day at the IJM Global Prayer Gathering. I heard stories of darkness, oppression and evil. delays, bribery, men laughing at the thought of being held accountable for their crimes. corrupt officials business and profit more valuable the lives of children families selling a child to slavery to provide… Read more »

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day 31-Lenten Journey

Read Psalm 34 How Great Thou Art. No matter what…   “I will praise the Lord at all times; my mouth will continually praise Him. I will boast in the Lord, let the oppressed hear and rejoice! Magnify the Lord with me! Let us praise His name together!” Ps 34:1-3 New English Translation   Tonight… Read more »

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day 30- Lenten Journey 2014

Read Exodus 32:7-14 backstory: God rescues the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. They have witness his miracles, plagues on the Egyptians, the first Passover and are on their way to the Promised Land!  God has provided a way through the red sea, a cloud to lead them by day, a pillar of fire at night,… Read more »

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day 29- Lenten Journey 2014

Read Psalm 145 Reread Psalm 145:1-3 in these two less familiar translations: Psalms 145:1-3. I will praise You, my God and King, and always honor your name. I will praise You each day and always honor Your name. You are wonderful, LORD, and you deserve all praise, because You are much greater than anyone can… Read more »

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day 28- Lenten Journey 2014

Isn’t this how we are actually able to “keep calm and carry on?” Read Psalm 46 I want to invite you to mark up Psalm 46 in your Bible.  Circle or underline all the active words describing God and all He does for us. This sets the context for the verse we will focus on… Read more »

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