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Archive for February, 2015

Week 2 The Fragrance of Love

What does Easter smell like?  Close your eyes and think of as many spring fragrances as you can.  Did you smell fresh flowers, orange blossoms, rain on the desert or pavement (Petrichor), newly cut grass? Even breezes have a smell. What do you suppose Jesus smelled? What fragrances were at the first Easter? The spices […]

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Week 1 The Mind of Love

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Ps. 90:12 What does it mean to number our days? It’s not the ability to count how many days we have lived or to predict how many days we have left. Numbering our days means realizing the brevity of life. It […]

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent.  On this day many people put on dark clothes as a sign of mourning for the sacrificial death of Jesus.  Some folks continue this until Easter Sunday.  Also, people go to church where their foreheads are marked with ashes in the sign of the cross in memory […]

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Pancake day!

Traditions are the things we do all the time and eventually pass on to the next generation.  they can be good or bad, ruts or memorials, fun routines or boring rituals. Sometimes we do things in a certain way for do long that we forget the reason and the meaning for doing it. What are […]

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Easter Kaleidoscope

This is from a devotional I wrote in 1991 for my junior high students at First Baptist of Scottsdale: Lent is the old name for spring; it means that time of year when the days lengthen. It now is the traditional time of repentance, self-examination, and fasting lasting for forty days and leading to Resurrection […]

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Even though I may be losing my influence over my kids (like I ever really had it in the last 10 years anyway) as they fly the coop and leave me in the nest, empty, I do have an “ace” up my sleeve!  Their heavenly Father still has their hearts and their lives in his […]

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6 years since the strange shuffling of his foot and the droop in in his smile.  6 years since he seemed to become slow to respond and abnormally quiet.  6 years since the “C” word entered my life and altered the landscape of my existence.  6 years.  It seems distant and faded in many ways.  I […]

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