Personal Walk with God

Monday Meditation – Go, Go, Go!

The word “go” is prevalent in the gospel stories.  In Matthew alone it appears 82 times, not counting any derivatives.  Jesus is the one who often is uttering the word to his disciples, to demons, to those sick and now healed.  Almost everyone is charged with “to go” in some way by Jesus. We Christians […]

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Monday Meditation – A Ministry Passion of Mine

And I will still be carrying you when you are old.  Your hair will turn gray and I will still carry you.  Isaiah 46:4 ERV During my sabbatical, in addition to caring for my grandchild, attending Spanish classes and keeping the house clean, I was able to participate in a passion of mine in ministry […]

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Monday Meditation – Change Is Hard

All of us have probably gone through or are going through a change.  Some we hate, some we enjoy, some we fear, others we don’t know what to feel or think about.  It is in these times of change that we see who we are and not just who we say we are. We have […]

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Monday Meditation – Touch

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners, (Isaiah 61:1  NIV) Jesus healed the sick by touching them and restoring them to their communities. The priests only wanted […]

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Monday Meditation – Father’s Day

You know what just makes me cry as soon as I see it?  Those commercials where service members who are fathers surprise their kids when they come back from war.  The kids are so happy and excited.  Both the 2 legged and 4 legged variety.  In one commercial, a man in fatigues crouches down to […]

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Monday Meditation – Outside Our Comfort Zone

Sometimes we are called upon by God to do things that are outside our comfort zone.  Nowadays almost anything God asks us to do will tend to fall outside of what we usually do. It is how our faith grows.  We come to trust in the Lord as we walk into unchartered territories. Opposition Our […]

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Monday Meditation – Giving

It is the heart that does the giving; the fingers only let go. – Nigeria proverb For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 NIV All giving is from the heart.  Giving is first an inner choice before being an outward action. We must ask ourselves several questions as we […]

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Monday Meditation – Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

It seems one can blaspheme the Holy Spirit and commit an eternal sin, one that will never be forgiven. What is this unforgivable sin? Juan Luis Segundo writes, “What is not pardonable is using theology to turn real human liberation into something odious.” (1979, Frontiers of Theology in Latin America, p 240ff.) In other words, […]

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Monday Meditation – The Ascension

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. Acts 1:8-9 (NIV) Ezekiel ascended leaving […]

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Monday Meditation – After Easter Fear or Joy?

The ending of the gospel of Mark is filled with fear.  So much so that it can baffle us with its lack of a happy ending.  Hence why some have tried to add a happy ending to the gospel which was not there in its earliest renditions. Mark ends abruptly with Jesus’ death and the […]

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