Month: March 2018

Belief and Trust in the Resurrection

To be honest, this week has been a tough one. Each week I deal with the brokenness of the foster care system, but added to that, this week has been dealing with my mother’s impending hip replacement and hearing the news that my longtime childhood friend had brain surgery, suffered a stroke and now is expected not to wake up. …

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Jesus’ Triumphal Entry

Palm Sunday commemorates what we call the “Triumphal Entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem. When I read this heading in my Bible, I almost think the editors were adopting a tongue-in-cheek tone. Why? In the Roman world, a triumph was a centerpiece of military success and almost a sacrament in civil religion. It was an exultant procession, a parade of spectacular …

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More than We Ask or Imagine

Hello GRC! You know when you take a picture, and the subject matter is blurry because the camera couldn’t keep up with the action? That’s the image I’ve had lately of our staff and volunteers, practically on the run, all day long, to get ready for GRC’s “re-launch” in our new home! Yesterday was a major check-point as we prepared …

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Healing of the Lame Man

Acts 3: 1 One-day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer-at three in the afternoon.   2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.   3 When he saw Peter …

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The Matter of Food & Drink

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat… For life is more than food…” Luke 12:22-34 How much time do I spend considering what my family and I will eat? A whole lot! The rhythm of daily life seems to fall in step to the schedule of meals. Besides attending church, I am …

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