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The Journey to the Cross – The Last Supper

A letter becomes a treasure when it is the last one from a loved one. A handshake becomes significant when it brings two enemies together as friends. An old photo could bring back happy memories. And a kiss symbolizes love and commitment.    “There is many kinds of memorials on the earth. If you have…

Happy Families Part 2

James Dent used to tell the story of a woman doing some cleaning at home when the telephone rang. While going to answer it, she tripped on a rug and, grabbing for something to hold onto, seized the telephone table. It fell over with a crash, jarring the receiver off the hook. As it fell,…

Happy Families

At the annual family reunion picnic, a young bride led her husband over to an old woman busily crocheting in a rocker. “Granny,” she said, touching the old woman’s hand affectionately, “this is my new husband.” The woman eyed him critically for a long moment, and then she asked abruptly, “Do you desire children?” Startled…

Resolving Everyday Conflict, #2 in the “Getting There” series.

Years ago, a large statue of Christ was erected high in the Andes Mountains on the border between Argentina and Chile. Called “Christ of the Andes,” the statue symbolizes a pledge between the two countries that as long as the statue stands, there will be peace between Chile and Argentina. Shortly after the statue was erected,…

We Will Serve the Lord

Joshua is standing on the brink of his eternal reward. His ministry is over. He has nearly completed his mission. He has faithfully done the job God has given him to do. When Moses died, the mantle fell upon Joshua. He accepted the challenge of the Lord and did a mighty job for his glory. Now he stands triumphant…

Words of Grace and Truth

In John 8, we encounter the famous story of a woman caught in the act of adultery. Ill-intended religious leaders were using her as a pawn in a devious trick to corner Jesus between the Law of God and the law of the land.  Jesus’ legendary response was simple; he simply stooped down and began…

Here I AM

Bertoldo de Giovanni is a name even the most enthusiastic lover of art is unlikely to recognize. He was the pupil of Donatello, the greatest sculptor of his time, and he was the teacher of Michelangelo, the greatest sculptor of all time. Michelangelo was only 14 years old when he came to Bertoldo, but it…

Follow Me

During the World War some Turkish soldiers tried to drive away a flock of sheep on a hillside near Jerusalem. The shepherd, who had been sleeping, was suddenly aroused by the commotion to see his herd being pushed away from their place of safety. He realized almost instantly that single-highhandedly he could not hope to…

Speak Lord, Your Servant listens!

A famous statesman once found himself with too many commitments in too few days. He got nervous and tense about it. “I was snapping at my wife and our children, choking down my food at mealtimes, and feeling irritated at those unexpected interruptions through the day,” he recalled. “Before long, things around their home started…