Category Archives: Suffering

A Full Feeling

Over this past weekend, my wife and I opened our house to a college buddy and his wife whom I have known for over fifty years. They flew into town for the celebration of another couple we know who were … Continue reading

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It’s a Test!

Do you remember dreading tests in school?  I was never fond of the cramming method and was always looking for the best way to take a test.   One fellow I met suggested having a drink beforehand because it helped … 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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Good Friday

What is happening:  Jesus was interrogated last night before the ruling body of Elders, the Sanhedrin, where they tried to figure out what to do with him.  Finally he was locked away in a dungeon at the home of 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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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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The Promise of the Rainbow

Living in the Past:  Back in the late 1970’s I was returning to Michigan from California.  I had lived out there for almost two years and was now heading home.  I was driving through New Mexico when it started to … Continue reading

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