Entries by Stephanie

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Follow Me

“Follow me.” Those two words, although short, have the power to transform lives and change the course of history. Look no further than Matthew, the tax collector, for proof. When Jesus spoke the words “follow me” (Matthew 9:9) to Matthew, his life came to an abrupt crossroads, a turning point, a once in a lifetime […]

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Well-Watered

The parking lot was empty, but the lawn was well-watered, thanks to an expansive irrigation system. The perfectly scheduled midst was going off each day without a hitch, ensuring great looking grass even if there was not a soul in sight. This was the scene I encountered just the other day while driving past one […]

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While it was still dark

If you’re like me, you tend to move on quickly after a holiday. Take, for example, Easter.  The build up to resurrection Sunday, marked by a number of special days on the Christian calendar, lasts for weeks. And then, after the big day, the celebration comes to an abrupt end. While dining room table decorations […]

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Scattered

Today, April 5, 2020, is Palm Sunday and not a single church in my area opened its doors to honor the Holy Day. They’ve all closed up their sanctuaries in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Now all services and ministries are online, streaming from any and every device. When the shuttering of churches first happened, […]