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April 01, 2020

Death is Swallowed Up!

"Man, what a big mouth!" That phrase, "big mouth" (which I'm sure has been used to describe me once or twice before), can mean several things. Usually it's a reference to one who talks too much or especially to one who makes big boasts. But "big mouth" is also a reference to a variety of fish, like the bigmouth goby and the bigmouth buffalo fish, who, as their names imply, have big mouths and swallow their prey whole. This month, as we celebrate the victory that Jesus won for us on Easter, we rejoice that that Easter has a big mouth! It swallows its prey—Death—whole, in one big gulp. Here’s Paul's description of this big-mouthed Easter as in 1 Corinthians 15:54-57...

March 01, 2020

Jesus Came For This Hour

Many times in life we anxiously wait for a particular moment.  Maybe it is waiting for the show to begin.  Maybe it is waiting for the phone to ring to know if you are going to get the job.  Or maybe you have gone through the experience of having been awakened in the middle of the night knowing that it was time, and an anxious husband stands by at that point, trying to be supportive, waiting to see what will happen.  For the mother it is an anxious time which drags on and on, full of discomfort and apprehensions.  But then, the moment comes!  And a new born child is brought into the world.  What a glorious hour it is...

February 01, 2020

Plugged Into God’s Love


“Buzzzzzzzzzzzz!”  A loud alarm sounded whenever you opened the box unless you knew how to secretly disable the alarm by breaking the close circuit through which the electricity from the battery pack flowed.  I’m pretty sure I drove my parents crazy with the constant buzzing coming from my room.  But I’m also pretty sure I got an “A” on that science project for demonstrating that a circuit must be closed for electricity to pass through wires and make and electric device work.  That’s why there are two prongs on anything you plug into the outlet on the wall.  As Valentine’s Day approaches... 

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