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  • Arise!

    On Sunday, April 08 th, 2007
    “The crowning evidence that Jesus was alive was not a vacant grave, but a spirit-filled fellowship. Not a rolled away stone, but a carried away church.”~Clarence Jordan “It is not enough to celebrate Easter and say “Christ is risen.” It is useless to proclaim this unless at the same time we can say that we
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  • Our Sin and Jesus’ Choice

    On Friday, April 06 th, 2007
    “If we asked God if he would live so that sin should remain, or die in order to destroy sin, he would choose death. For God feels more pain over our sin and it gives him more grief than his own torture and death.” ~Martin Luther
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  • To Save You…

    On Wednesday, April 04 th, 2007
    Do you believe? Consider… Be changed.. Experience the powerful words and music of what God did to buy you back…
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  • Passion Devotions: Not as it seems

    On Wednesday, April 04 th, 2007
    Passion Devotions: Day 5Today’s Reading: John 11:17-44 It may look grim, today, this week, life. The dirt may be be settling on the grave, weeds starting to sprout. The stench of despair may already be wafting heavy. It all may seem terminal and conclusive; who needs Jesus now? The case is closed; like Mary, we
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  • The Story Beyond

    On Wednesday, April 04 th, 2007
    I write in the quiet dark, knowing that tomorrow’s forecast for southwestern Ontario calls for snow squalls with 2-4 cm. of white lace falling from the skies, winds gusting winds up to 60 km/hr. Darryl’s Dad just called: Mom V., with leukemia, has been admitted to an isolation unit at the hospital, fever leaving her
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  • Passion Devotions: His Birth

    On Tuesday, April 03 rd, 2007
    Passion Devotions: Day 4Today’s Reading: Matthew 2 The heavens have been waiting with bated breath, all the expanse of universe anticipating this apex in time. Blinding rays of light shatter the blackness. A star, the star, splinters the eastern sky. He has come. Messiah, Savior, Redeemer. The woman has bore the offspring; the Child has
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  • Of Sap, Frogs, and Life

    On Tuesday, March 27 th, 2007
    Craning to see over the hill, I can’t make out smoke signs from the sugar shanty tucked behind in the bush. Is the sap running today? The sun on our backs warms indeed. A day for no mittens. And spring. And blueberry eyes. She seems too little walking down the gravel path in the sunlight,
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  • When I rise…till when I die….

    On Thursday, March 15 th, 2007
    UPDATED: A few moved souls emailed to inquire as to whom the singer is… My humble apologies for the oversight. The melodic voice is a gift to Fernando Ortega (if you enter his website, you can let him sing praises with you for an extended, worshipful time: beautiful.) Our two youngest, Shalom (20 mos.) and
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  • Making A Passion Tree

    On Wednesday, March 14 th, 2007
    You hung on a tree, Lord.Because of Your passion for all humanity. We remember.And make our own Passion Tree. An old sap bucket, a patina of rusted green, hangs on the end of the gnarled wooden beam of the fireplace mantle. Red dogwood branches from Christmas fill the bucket, remembrances of Your birth, Your Glorious
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  • Passion Devotions: The Ram in the Thicket

    On Wednesday, March 14 th, 2007
    Passion Devotions: Day 2 Today’s reading: Gen.22:1-14 God asked for Abraham’s son. Abraham’s only son. The one Abraham loved so much. God did not ask for Abraham’s son to serve him in a temple, or to follow him to a distant land, but rather to crawl up on an altar, lie his back down on
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  • Emptying to Fill

    On Thursday, February 22 nd, 2007
    Like draining out a basin, lessen me.Empty this container, brimming.Into this dust of the ground, hollow out, excavate empty places.For something always comes to fill the empty places. If I were empty, would He not fill me with more of Him? He has to become greater while I become less (Jn.3:30). Full house drains: Share
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