Tag Archives: Identity

Favorite Bible Verses

The verses lay hidden in the passage.  They were words that would envelope my life.  They were words that would put into precise expression my new feelings for Christ. I can no longer remember what I was doing when I … 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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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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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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Position

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/19) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Commenting on Nicodemus’s visit to Jesus, Alfred Edersheim (The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah) wrote: “It must … Continue reading

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Not Chosen

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/17) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read Matthew 15:21-28 As I became a better hitter in baseball, I felt good when I was among the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Pandemic

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/13) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read 2 Kings 23:1-25 In the 21st century the world has learned a new term: pandemic. A virus that … Continue reading

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Connecting with Old Friends

Connections A blessing breeze blew through my life the day I connected with someone I had known many years ago.  We were in school together and had shared common interests.  He was older, wiser I felt, and an accomplished organist.  … Continue reading

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I Met My Wife in My Former Church

A Gust of Grace blew into my life in November of 2009.  On that Sunday I visited my old home church and saw someone I had known over 20 years ago.   Seven months later we were married. At the … Continue reading

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