Category Archives: Healing

A Second Look

While I traveled through The back pages of my mind In search of something meaningful To calm my awareness of failure, I realized under layers of Forgotten dreams That my heart had been disappointed To the Point of Despair   … Continue reading

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Why Attend Church With the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Many people are turned off by church people and so don’t attend.  Although I attend, my feelings run in different directions because of my experiences: a.   Church people have been unusually nice to me, visiting me in the hospital, … Continue reading

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I Put Your Hand in Mine

To my dear wife:  I feel a rolling warmth through my being every time I put your hand in mine.  First I feel connected to you and then surrounded by you.  Why should this be if I am claustrophobic?  I … Continue reading

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A Second Look at Life-Every Sunrise Brings a New Day

An experience with despair need not end there.  Every sunrise brings a new day. A Second Look While I traveled through The back pages of my mind In search of something meaningful To calm my awareness of failure, I realized … Continue reading

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Alive Again!

What is happening:  the followers of Jesus are taking in this startling reality.  He is alive!  He is back with them!  They can see Him!  He is eating with them!  He is alive. Ironically, I was unable to finish the … Continue reading

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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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Riding Under A Shell of Empty Praise

What’s Happening:  Today Christians mark the day of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the first day of the last week of Jesus’ life before the Cross.  We call it Palm Sunday. Let’s go with him today and through this week … Continue reading

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Denial

The final part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/23) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Matthew 26:31-35 Have you ever denied you are a follower of Jesus? In many countries a … Continue reading

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Religious Upbringing

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/22) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Philippians 3:4-14 When it came to belief in Jesus, Paul’s religious background was an obstacle. He had a … 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

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