Author Archives: Jody

My Life – Yes?

In John 14-17, Jesus speaks very intently about who I am as His disciple and who He is as my Savior, Redeemer and brother who shows me how to live closely with our Father. The chapters are beautiful, filled with … Continue reading

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How Far Am I Willing To Go?

I was thinking this morning about Jesus sitting on a hillside talking to 2, 3, 4,000 people. I am not an ancient near Eastern historian so I don’t know what the population of Nazareth or even Jerusalem was. It struck … Continue reading

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Adult Sunday School Observations

I have two terrific SS (Sunday School) teachers. They take time every week to read the material, check other sources for what they say about the subject or the time frame. One of the teachers has a Masters Degree in … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2019 – Faith & Trust

Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,so that the thoughts of many hearts … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Come to Earth for Me?

Instead of focusing my attention on what all is going on in my “normal” week, I’ve been meditating on what Jesus’ week may have been like. It’s Holy Week. Question: Why did Jesus, Immanuel, God-in-the-flesh, come for me? He could … Continue reading

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The Darkness Around Christmas

There is a Child within a manger Whose love can reach the smallest heart, From kings to shepherds, To everyone of us whose dreams have been torn apart. And he was born for all the children Who watch the snow and … Continue reading

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Love One Another

“… you can’t come where I am going. So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the … Continue reading

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Let Me Live in the Glory of Your Grace

I was listening to this song two nights ago and I was struck by the phrase, Let me live in the glory of Your grace. What does this mean? I define God’s grace as His unconditional love. It is His … Continue reading

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“I love you, Jody!”

How often have you heard God say that to you? How often does a father tell his child “I love you”? Once in a lifetime? Every year? Every month? Every week? Every day? [Jesus said,] “Is there anyone among you … Continue reading

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Sometimes, It Takes A Mountain or A Desert

O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest … Continue reading

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