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Blog posts October 2013

Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of The Lord

As Jesus left the synagogue he sensed some negativity coming his way.  He was tired from talking earlier and just wanted to get to a quiet place under the clump of Cedar's nearby in this little hamlet on the way to Jerusalem.  Sure enough, as he rounded the path some Pharisees came to him and said, …

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When Last Becomes First

Jesus knew that someday it would be just one more day to be a part of this world and he didn't think about it too often because the people needed to hear him now.   He looked into the sun for a few seconds then he closed his eyes storing the visual on the back of his lids in his memory for that Dej…

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What is the Kingdom of God Like?

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus stopped in many synagogues.  It was a bright morning;  all the morning clouds had faded leaving the sky a clear blue.  It just happened to be the Sabbath.  He was teaching and said,"What is the Kingdom of God like?  To what can I compare it?  It is like a mustard seed t…

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The Lord is My Shepherd

The shepherd boy worked hard to find food and water for his sheep.  It was hot as the sun beat down upon him and his flock entrusted to him by his father, Jesse.  Just yesterday David had fought off a lion while on duty.  That day was just a foreshadow for when he would wrestle a lamb out of a bear'…

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Setting the Earth on Fire

Dust suddenly swirled in the air around the edges of his disciples  like it was herding the chosen closer to him so they could hear him more closely.  Jesus said to his disciples: "I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!  There is a baptism with which I must be …

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Deep is the Love of Christ

How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. -Ephesians 3:18 NIV

"Keep it simple- sometimes that's all you need." - MLBDuncan

To be continued in 101 Days to Jesus by MLBDuncan

Be Ready

The Sea of Galilee twinkled in the moonlight as Jesus and His disciples enjoyed a fire and some broiled fish.  A swirling breeze came off the lake to cool them.  The gathered, sensed The Son of Man was going to say something especially important and they were right.  Their Lord was always trying t…

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Fear Not

Fear not, for I am with you.  Do not be dismayed.  I am your God.  I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. -Isaiah 41:10 TLB  This is the verse for every October 21 in my Amish Country Cooking Perpetual Calendar ISBN 0-8423-8853-2 (1996)

Hymn - A…

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The Wisdom of God

It appeared that this day was just going to get worse.  Jesus looked up to the sun for a few seconds then closed his eyes and was relieved by what his saw projected on the back of his eyelids.  He was just going to have to give it to them.  "Woe to you!  For you build the tombs of the prophets, and …

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The Holy Spirit Will Teach You

Finally, Jesus was alone with his disciples after an exhausting morning.  Jesus said to his disciples: "I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.  But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.  "Eve…

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"Woe to You Pharisees!

Jesus could see where this meal was going and he didn't want heartburn.  "Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your meal with me but I have to go.  I feel the crowd outside wants more from me.  Gotta go!"  Still shocked the Pharisee rose to his feet and escorted The Son of Man out the door.  T…

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Dine

He closed his lids against the noon day sun and it was revealed to him he would be dining at a Pharisee's home any minute now.  He smiled inside.  He felt his life was amazing.  As the meeting broke up a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home.  He entered and reclined at the table to eat.  "I am s…

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The Sign of Jonah

Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time-  Today's Gospel is taken from Luke 11:29 - 32 - It was  nearing noon and the crowd was getting restless as the sun began it's climb to it's Zenith, and more people joined  the crowd already listening to his important words.  Jesus said, "This generation is a…

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While Jesus Was Speaking

 His deep brown long hair ruffled in the wind as he walked along a path he could barely see.  The Son of Man was looking for a secluded place to pray so he could connect with His Father.  Sequestered inside a clearing in a heavily wooded area he looked into the sun for a few seconds and then shut hi…

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Teach Us To Pray

Jesus walked back from prayer with His Heavenly Father, walking stick in hand, deep in thought.  Soaring hawks overhead with little sparrows flying in and around him, he walked back to town.  (based on Luke 5:16) One of his disciples caught up with him as he entered the town they were visiting.  "Lo…

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Let's Get Busy!

It seemed like a modern day employee meeting at a park.  Jesus needed help in furthering His Father's message in the little time he had left.  It was an hour after the sun had risen and before beginning to speak he looked into the sun for 15 seconds and closing his eyes the message was revealed to H…

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Who is Greatest?

There was a breeze in the air this morning in a town that welcomed Jesus' group on their way to Jerusalem. The sun shone brightly on the children playing around them as they talked.  Jesus looked up to the sun for a couple of seconds and then closed his eyes.  Behind his eyelids he could see the fie…

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The Journey of Jesus

October 1, 2013 Luke 9:51-56  I am taking dramatic license with this Gospel.  Tom Mison is playing Ichabod Crane in Fox's  Sleepy Hollow about The Four Horsemen and he looks like Jesus to me.  From now on he is starring in my mind as The Savior.

It was another hot day in "Paradise on the Road t…

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