Tag Archives: bible

How to Resolve Conflicts

This photo makes my heart race… and I don’t even have a conflict with this lady in red! Conflicts are daily occurrences. Maybe not rising to the intensity of angry lady-in-red…but, they are never pleasant. Learning to resolve conflicts effectively … Continue reading

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Shepherd for the Journey

In my longing to be more like Jesus, I’ve undertaken the study of his “I am” statements as recorded in the book of John. Jesus said “I am the good shepherd.” (John 10: 11) I am not a shepherd. My … Continue reading

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Who are you influencing? (Part II)

… continued from Who are you influencing? (Part I) Brutus took custody of the bleeding and beaten men. He thrust them into one of the inner cells. Fastened their feet in the stocks.  “We don’t need your kind around here. For … Continue reading

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Who are you influencing?

Life as a Roman guard had its perks.  They lived in the middle class working group, receiving pay and housing and some status. The guards took their job of protecting the community quite seriously.  They were responsible for people who … Continue reading

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How is your life parable-shaped?

Please welcome author Cheri Cowell… Our tour guide almost casually offered the words that nearly knocked me off my feet. “The stones upon which you are walking are the stones where Jesus could have walked.” I stopped in midstride and … Continue reading

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Living Parable of the Carpenter

Living Parables blog shared a guest post from me. I’m delighted to connect with Cheri Cowell! Her writing truly brings biblical history to life in her book and workbooks. She also leads parable tours of the Holy Lands. Next trip … Continue reading

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Come to the Door, Please

We arrived at the Detroit community center to host a children’s afternoon program. We had been asked to lead three hours of programming which would allow the “regular” staff to do much needed planning for the upcoming school year. With … Continue reading

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