Yearly Archives: 2018

A Lent Thought on Body Image
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A Lent Thought on Body Image

In my job I work with a lot of teen girls which means body image issues are prevalent. They always have been. It doesn’t matter what decade (and I’ve got nearing 4 decades accumulated of working with teen girls). Yet every decade something new must be hated about our bodies. Now we have the “thigh […]

The Five Crucifixion Scars – Pierced to the Heart
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The Five Crucifixion Scars – Pierced to the Heart

The crucifixion continues. As the body fatigues, cramps sweep over the muscles, knotting them in deep, relentless pain. With the cramps come the inability to push upward. Air can be drawn into the lungs but cannot be exhaled. Carbon dioxide builds up in the lungs. Hours pass of limitless pain, cycles of twisting, joint-rending cramps, […]

The Five Crucifixion Scars – The Legs Carry the Weight
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The Five Crucifixion Scars – The Legs Carry the Weight

The crucifixion continues. Now Jesus’ two legs are nailed together onto the cross with one even larger spike which will equal two scars. All of Jesus’ body weight is now on the nails nailed above his ankles causing excruciating pain which shoots along the fingers and up the arms to explode in the brain. All […]

Esther’s Bravery
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Esther’s Bravery

We are in year 2 of a seven year prison sentence with one of our sons. In year 2 we are seeing an increasingly amount of growth in him! We’ve been through prison sentences with him before but never one this long. But this is what happens when he chose to self-sabotage his life instead […]

#DateFail  #SoWhat  #MemoryMade
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#DateFail #SoWhat #MemoryMade

When I went looking for my literature paper from 1986 I found this treasure. Remember back in the day when guys would write you letters to express their intentions? No, you don’t. It’s a whole different world now. This is a real letter that I got, dated July 9, 1982. I have the envelope and […]

The Five Crucifixion Scars – The Other Wrist
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The Five Crucifixion Scars – The Other Wrist

Then the two from Emmaus told their story of how Jesus had appeared to them as they were walking along the road, and how they had recognized him as he was breaking the bread. And just as they were telling about it, Jesus himself was suddenly standing there among them. “Peace be with you,” he […]

The Five Crucifixion Scars – The First Scar
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The Five Crucifixion Scars – The First Scar

What man-made thing is now in heaven? The answer is the scars in Jesus’ hands, feet and side. The five crucifixion scars. After they had nailed him to the cross… Matthew 27:35a. My favorite account of the Holy Week story is found in Matthew. I believe it gives us the most insight into this crazy […]

The View from Here – This Mixed Up World
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The View from Here – This Mixed Up World

We are in year 2 of a seven year prison sentence with one of our sons. In year 2 we are seeing an increasingly amount of growth in him! We’ve been through prison sentences with him before but never one this long. But this is what happens when he chose to self-sabotage his life instead […]

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