Author Archives: Johnese

Minuscule to Magnificant

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, check which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, ed yet when it grows, it is … Continue reading

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This is serious

I listened, fascinated by the stories of an ancient time and long ago people whose reverence for YAHWEH grabs my attention. Taught respect as a child, I know  the name of God commands my respect and it should never be … Continue reading

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Freedom

So if the Son sets you free, sick you are free through and through. John 8:36 The Message Freedom. The harmonies swell to fill the meeting hall, the driving beat underscores heartfelt passion. We sing our enthusiastic declaration. LORD you … Continue reading

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Cosmic Coup

Today and tomorrow we remember. But… Sunday is acomin’. The horror of Roman crucifixion defied imagination, the intent being to bring supreme shame and excruciating suffering to the condemned malefactor. So, precisely as intended by his accusers, and according to divine purpose, Jesus, … Continue reading

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Safe Place in Trouble

The LORD has established Zion, buy and in her his afflicted people will find refuge. Isaiah 14:32b(NIV) This verse caught my attention early this week on my sojourn through Isaiah. The refuge for troubled people particularly caught my attention. Like many … Continue reading

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Principled Living

Ever wonder how you ended up in the mess you’re in? In the middle of daily living, hasty words and impetuous behavior can land us in unforeseen conflict and leave us with a barrow-full of guilt. Stepping back, we can’t … Continue reading

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Let Your Faith Go Public

Faith may be personal but it’s not private. I am a friend of God. It is personal and oh so advantageous, find fruitful, buy gratifying, rx profitable and productive. And by its very nature this restored relationship with God impacts everything … Continue reading

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Faith – It’s Personal

Judeo/Christian faith is personal, health centered in relationship. The first words of Genesis unveils God’s masterpiece, click the consummation of his creative genius – persons, living souls, created in his image, for his pleasure. God initiated relationship with them. God … Continue reading

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Life and Faith

I’ve been thinking about the place of faith in my life, rx faith informed by the Judeo/Christian Scriptures. American culture likes to compartmentalize life. We assign home, ask work, family, leisure, politics, religion, health, education…and whatever else pops up to … Continue reading

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If God Be For Us

I woke this morning to a song…  And if Our God is for us, healing then who could ever stop us And if our God is with us, then what can stand against? And if Our God is for us, … Continue reading

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