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Passionate Love: Applying Mark 15

Photo by Zac Durant on Unsplash Why is it good to remember the passionate love of Christ for us? Is it so we will feel bad for putting him through such pain? Or is it some kind of ploy for using guilt as a tool to manipulate our…
A baby's fingers grip his mother's thumb showing the vital connection
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A Praying Life: Augustine’s Mother Monica

Praying may look like a spiritual discipline, but it often feels like agony. That's what I've learned personally, and seen recently as I've studied the life of Monica, St. Augustine's mother.
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The Temptations of a Servant: Applying Mark 1

Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash   We began studying the Gospel of Mark last week. Now it's time to begin applying Mark 1. For me, the temptations of a servant--do it all even if it kills you--were all over the place:Sending…
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Jesus, Martyr Mom or Servant King? Studying Mark 1

Photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash   I hate it when I get an attack of it--the Martyr Mom Syndrome. I'm going along, doing this and that around the house, not looking for any thanks or even acknowledgement. I'm…