Wants and Needs

Listen to Audio Miss Beth was my oldest son Andrew’s first grade teacher. She ably and lovingly taught her little charges how to read and write. Increasing their knowledge base was part of her job description. And yet like all truly good teachers she understood that her vocation included much more. Miss Beth intentionally nurtured…

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More Than We Bargained For

Listen to Audio The Christian hope rests entirely upon the resurrection. And yet, paradoxically, the disciples greeted the risen Christ with fear and hesitation.  Jesus saw it immediately. He greets them with words of peace and then asks them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?” (Luke 24:37) Why indeed?…

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Getting Used to the Resurrection

Some things take getting used to.  There are simple things like figuring out where the buttons are on a new remote control. Some things are more complex. Getting married is relatively easy. Being a devoted, loving married couple takes practice and perseverance. Our chief challenge as followers of Jesus is getting used to the resurrection. …

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