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3 Problems if Jesus is Your GPS

Mark 7:24-37      It took me a long time before I finally broke down and bought a portable GPS for my car. That was before smartphones. I’d been holding out like the thrifty Lutheran that I am. I weakened when … Continue reading

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Do Not Resist Evil

 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to … Continue reading

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New ebook on Forgiveness Available Now!

       My newest ebook, 7 Prayers for the Power to Forgive and Move Forward with Your Life, is now available online at these links: here for your Kindle, here for your Nook, here for your Apple device. It’s forty-three pages long and will … Continue reading

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The Day of the Lord and the Kingdom of Heaven

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 / Matthew 25:14-30 How long has it been since you’ve heard or said these words: “You just wait ‘til your father gets home! He’ll make you pay for the way you’ve been acting!”? We hear the same … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God is Being Taken Away

  Matthew 21:33-46      Here’s another group of people (to add to the list in my last post) that Jesus says will not participate in the kingdom of heaven (also called the kingdom of God). In my ebook about the … Continue reading

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Calm Down – Don’t Retaliate

John 20:19-23      Jesus was viciously murdered by the Romans at the instigating of the religious people of his own faith tradition. Let’s paint another picture of that scene in the Middle East today. This could take place in any … Continue reading

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Peace – Absence of Red Flags

  John 14:23-29      We have a young male cat at home that we call Teddy. He doesn’t need any catnip to enter into a new dimension of existence. He’s here one minute, and flipping out the next. We’re pretty … Continue reading

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5 Easy Steps to Peace in Your Lifetime

  1.  Turn off the #!*@(#!  news. It’s biased, opinionated, negative, and keeps you perpetually angry. The media giants are in the business of making money, not truthtelling,. They steal your security and keep you coming back by stoking your fears. It’s your … Continue reading

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Overcoming Evil with Education

  Matt. 15:19      When I was researching material for my second book, In Living Color: The Lord’s Prayer, I was introduced to a new way of understanding evil. The seventh petition of the prayer Jesus taught his disciples seeks … Continue reading

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Jesus, Peace, and Symbolism

  Luke 21:25-36 Jesus coming in a cloud. Literal explanations are so much easier than allegory or symbolism. There’s no concreteness in symbolism. You can’t be certain you’ve got it right. As if it’s more concrete to explain signs or … Continue reading

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