Category Archives: Bondage

Holy/Maundy Thursday-New Covenant

What is Happening:  We don’t know anything about what happens earlier in the day other than Jesus is focusing on the Passover Meal (start reading at Matthew 26:17).  At some point his disciples come to him and ask where he would … Continue reading

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Spy Wednesday or Holy Wednesday

What is Happening  On Wednesday Jesus remains in Bethany.  According to Wikipedia “Bethany has traditionally been identified with the present-day West Bank city of al-Eizariya (Arabic (العيزرية), meaning “Place of Lazarus”), site of the reputed Tomb of Lazarus, located about … Continue reading

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Locked Up in Prison

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/21) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Acts 12:1-17 Hoping for a higher popularity rating, King Herod ordered the arrest of some Christians. He had … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction, Adversity, Alcohol, Bondage, Claustrophobia, Darkness, Drugs, Eating Disorder, Fear, Food, Freedom, Gambling, Grace, Habitual Sin, Healing, Jail, Life, Morale, Persistence, Prayer, Prison, Repentance, Sex, Sex Addiction, Sleeplessness, Social Pressure, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life’s Distractions

General Observation On Life:  There are many things along the Road of Life that distract us: a pretty (handsome) face, a deep discount on something we want, a newspaper headline.  Some distractions have a pull so powerful they are termed … Continue reading

Posted in Balance, Bondage, Coin Collecting, Enjoyment, Exercise, Focus, Fun, Games, Knitting, Laughter, Life, Peace, Photography, Pleasure, Priorities, Reality, Relaxation, Stamp collecting, Stress, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grades? What Grades?

Observations About Life:  I went back to seminary later in life.   I was in my forties and retaining information for tests was tedious and at times impossible.  It seemed the harder I worked for a class, the worse grade I received.  … Continue reading

Posted in Appreciation, Belief, Bondage, Education, Employment, Feelings, Happiness, Identity, Perfectionism, Perseverance, Personality, Perspective, Priorities, Reality, School grades, Self-Worth, The Past, Work, Worry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Resolutions are Not Me!

Experience as a Flashlight: I can make all the resolutions I want, but they really have no connection with me.    I live in the real world.  Say, for example, I resolve that I am not going to eat any cookies … Continue reading

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Waiting for Weight Loss

Experience as a Flashlight: For the last few decades I have had trouble getting down to my “goal weight.”  I was a regular at Weight Watchers Meetings for a few years but I found there were always more calories going … Continue reading

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