Tag Archives: Religion

Blessed Wresting, Genesis 32:22-31

  22 Jacob got up during the night, took his two wives, his two women servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed the Jabbok River’s shallow water. 23 He took them and everything that belonged to him, and he helped them cross the … Continue reading

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Never the Wrong Time, Luke 2:1-20

In celebrating his birth in the wrong month, so to speak, we see how powerful it truly is that he came at all, when nobody expected. Jesus came as a surprise, so that we all can be saved, so that we all can have hope. Continue reading

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The Hardest Thing to Do, Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like someone who planted good seed in his field. 25 While people were sleeping, an enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 When the stalks sprouted and bore grain, then … Continue reading

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Ideal Conditions, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

A storyteller often wonders if the people understand what they’re trying to tell them. Jesus didn’t have to wonder. He knew. And he knew that those who did understand would be blessed with a glimpse at the kingdom of heaven. Continue reading

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Bring it Into the Light, Matthew 10:24-39

In darkness, our eyes adjust, and soon we begin to believe we don’t need the light. But when the light shines, we truly see what we missed out on Continue reading

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Bittersweet Parade, Matthew 21:1-11

When they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus gave two disciples a task. 2 He said to them, “Go into the village over there. As soon as you enter, you will find a donkey tied … Continue reading

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A Moment of Rest, Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;[a] 3     he restores my soul.[b] He leads me in right paths[c]     for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I … Continue reading

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