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In Jesus’ Words: Words for Life (Matthew 16:23-28)

The answer to life and all its riddles can be found in these few statements that Jesus made to his disciples right before he predicted his death.  These are so good, that it is better just to let Jesus’ words stand … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: It’s not about the bread (Matthew 16:1-12)

“Don’t you remember?”, Jesus asks his disciples. Silence. “It’s not about the bread.”  (shaking his head) “Oh, now we get it!”, exclaim the disciples. Jesus smiles and laughs to himself. That’s how I like to imagine the conversation went in Matthew … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Enter through the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-23)

(one of the most photographed gates ~ built in 1888 in  St. Augustine, Florida) We live in an age of mob mentality and contradictions.  We, as a nation, cry out that all lives matter, which indeed they do, yet many will blindly follow a crowd by destroying and burning property … Continue reading

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Raised on catfish from the Mississippi Delta

I sat in my favorite seaside restaurant enjoying a platter of fried catfish and hush puppies.  The food was delicious but I had to hold back the tears as my husband and I adjusted to a “table for two” instead … Continue reading

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The used up table

I’ve been shopping for a new dining room table to replace the old table that’s been a steady fixture in our home for the last 20 years.  Shopping for furniture is stressful enough by itself, but I was not prepared for the emotional weight … Continue reading

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How not to become bitter in your old age

I waited in the morning rush hour line at the local coffee shop.  My laptop was in one hand and my work bag in the other, while I searched around for my debit card.  An older gentleman stood beside me. “You can … Continue reading

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Beyond You

Once a year I take a vacation day from work, spend a couple hundred dollars and trek across Atlanta in the early morning traffic for two hours.  It is so that I can attend Leadercast, a motivational event that focuses on leaders … Continue reading

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