Dear Disney, I'm going to stall for a bit in this letter so that those who have not yet seen the film won't accidentally read any "spoilers". I'll start with the compliments. You kept John Williams as composer. Most wise. In buying the StarWars franchise, you acquired yet another Disney princess. She fit all your …
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Faces of Jesus: Lars & Christmas Today Lars has survived our first serious frost. I asked him today how he spent the night. "Right here." Under the awning of the building where one can go inside and choose carpet and flooring. I handed him my typical Nature Valley granola bars and a five dollar bill, …
The way of “Jesus-only” is narrow, yes. But you can’t find a more open, wider chance to put one’s name on the guest list to eternal life...
"If you have faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would have obeyed you.
To want forgiveness without being willing to repent is like clinging to the outside of the ark, holding your breath, still in love with everything that’s underwater. John’s “bear fruit in keeping with repentance” calls for change on the outside--change even AGAINST what the culture has come to accept as The Way Things Are.
...If you got this far and think that we get to beat people up with guilt, you haven't been reading with your heart.
Jesus, I want to look at this guy and see You, but that's hard anymore. You, at least occasionally, I can understand.
Herod and Herodias were a family. One family member was willing to listen to John, the other wasn’t. God’s law is like that. Some people can’t stand it, while others are curious and actually like to hear it. Herod liked listening to John.
Maybe we've felt for the longest time like we're striving to get out of a fog, never knowing where it'll end, and our prayers have been like sonar, "HELP!" and then we listen for an echo. "...help..." and we try to find our way.