checklistsNatasha Fernandez

Checklists, Finish Lines, and Jesus’ Ascension

  Monday is the day I create my checklists. Yes, lists. Plural. But Jesus' ascension gives me hope that I will cross the finish line. *Yawn* Pouring coffee I remember three more things and add them to my to do list. The puppy…
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Ascension Hope and Persecution

photo by Alex Ustinay Jesus' ascension gives us hope long after we've packed away the Easter baskets and chocolate bunnies. As I write this blogpost, Easter 2022 is yesterday's news. It happened only 8 days ago. But 8 days is an epoch…
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Defying Gravity: What Comes Down Must Go Up

  Have you ever dreamed you were flying? Defying gravity feels normal while you're dreaming. Normal but wonderful. There is a sense of freedom from the relentless downward pull of life. A sense of adventure as you zoom and soar. When…
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Ukraine’s Plight and Jesus’ Ascension

  Ukraine's plight has gripped the world's attention from the moment Putin began his war of aggression against this former Soviet republic. We wake up each day to check the headlines. Has Ukraine's plight worsened during the…
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Pursuit: Rude Jude and the Heart of Christ

    Jude was Jesus' youngest sibling. His pursuit of Jesus was full of insults and bullying. Actually, we might be justified in labeling him Jesus' bratty younger brother. Today we're going to trace Jude's biography through…
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Upgrade: I’m With Him

  An upgrade makes all the difference when you're flying internationally. But who can afford the first class ticket? Mark and I spent the past week in Novi Sad, Serbia. Our trip back to the states would involve 24 hours of travel,…
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A Higher Throne: Why It’s Better

  Jesus ascended to a throne, after the disciples lost sight of him. Descent had marked the beginning of his saving work for us on earth. Jesus' descended to the womb of Mary. His ascent through the clouds marked not only the end of his…
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Hi friends This post is for those who have subscribed.  It is a test. If you have subscribed and receive the mailchimp post, please reply to the email to let me know you received it. Thank you for your help as we work through some technical…
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Clueless: When Angels Scratch Their Heads Over Us

  Are your kids as clueless as mine once were? You tell them to go wash their hands because it's dinnertime. Instead both of them come racing to the table, slurping milk before their bottom hits the chair. "Show me your hands ...…