Looking for Love

Listen to Audio Jesus was a no-show. Expecting to find a corpse, the women were bringing spices. They had watched Jesus draw his last breath.  Joseph of Arimathea carried Jesus’ limp, tortured body to a tomb that he had bought for his own future use and laid Jesus to rest there instead. Having followed Joseph…

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Do All Dogs Go to Heaven?

Listen to Audio I still miss Plato. Our Golden Retriever, that is, not the philosopher. He’s been gone a while now, but the rest of us in the family still frequently reminisce about him.  When we open a jar of peanut butter, one of us will mention how he always assumed that he was getting…

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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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Beyond Repair

Listen to Audio When our children were young and had been sick, Joy and I always waited at least 24 hours after they were free from fever before sending them back to school. We wanted to ensure their recovery and to keep our children from spreading germs at school. This practice frequently meant that the…

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