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blood is in the air

Matthew 27 I stood at a distance with the other women, watching Jesus die. The smell of blood is in the air. Passover lambs being slaughtered and the Lamb of God dying. The law being kept in the shadow of grace flowing from the veins of God. Blood is in the air and it means… Continue reading blood is in the air

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the things of God

He was in our midst. Listening. Watching. Whispering. None of us saw him there, except Jesus. Jesus heard. Jesus knew.  "From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and… Continue reading the things of God

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it’s not about hands

Matthew 15:1-20 This is my continuing journey through the gospels, standing among the disciples of Jesus, watching, listening and discovering Him anew. There we were, surrounded again by hoards of people. Well, Jesus was surrounded. The people weren't there to see us or touch our clothes. Good thing, since I think most of us were… Continue reading it’s not about hands

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rememberings and flames and a sovereign God

"Word of God speak". With that request and a cup of coffee nearby, I open my bible and it falls open to the worn, ink marked pages of Matthew. I flip to the Psalms. Then to Samuel. Quiet. Unlike my anxious thoughts and wonderings of late. Little fears murmuring away in my heart. So I… Continue reading rememberings and flames and a sovereign God