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The Swine Corollary

I’ve always only seen two things generally noted about Stephen’s stoning in Acts 7: that Stephen was the first Christian martyr (first in a long line which continues through today) and that those who stoned him laid their coats at the feet of a man named Saul (later Paul). 2,068 more words


All The Difference In The World

Every Sunday morning I take a light jog around a park near my home.  There’s a lake located in one corner of the park.  Each time I jog by this lake, I see the same elderly woman sitting at the water’s edge with a small metal cage sitting beside her. 323 more words

Inspirational Stories

Mixed Blood and Good News, Part 2

So the story continues. Jesus completes his response to the people with a parable. At first glance it is a strange parable to tell in the circumstances. 680 more words


I Can See Clearly Now

I have to tell you that ever since I have been putting into practice my last post “Love Covers”, I have been experiencing freedom. Freedom from all those nasty emotions that make my day feel swampy instead of clear. 440 more words

Women's Devotional

What I Want

Watching over us from the heaven, You are most aware of what they’re going through. You love them more than I can ever do. And Your heart must have been much more broken than mine. 126 more words

Random Thoughts

The harmonized heart

New to the land of Mesquite trees, I am quickly learning their branches bear thorns long and efficient at piercing through the gloves which have protected my hands from everything else but these thorns. 364 more words


Lenten Love (Wk 3)

Suffering comes in many sizes, ages, shapes, weights, degrees, educations, and cultures.  He doesn’t play favorites or care about our economic or social status. It doesn’t matter if we are religious – or if we shake our fist at the sky in derision. 1,417 more words

Grief, Trauma, And PTSD