Side by Side – Day 29 “Abba”

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I believe that there are certain words we use that call us into a deeper level of spirituality. One of those words is the name Jesus utters for His father in heaven, “Abba.” Author Brennan Manning wrote, “My identity as Abba’s child is not an abstraction or a tap dance into religiosity. It is the core truth of my existence.” …

Side by Side – Day 27 “Too Young to Die”

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I was convinced I was going to die young. I am still young so I hope that is not true physically, but it has already happened spiritually. God knew me before I was born and in the time I pushed aside His love for a worldly life, He taught me to die to myself so I could let Him increase …

Side by Side – Day 23 “Listen to Me”

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The quote from the philosopher Epicetus tells us, ‘We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Isn’t that the truth? Our words can often get us into trouble, not because we say bad things, but because we keep talking when we should be listening. God asks us to simply listen for His voice… …

Side by Side – Day 21 “Scripture”

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I spent a lot of my early years being told what I should believe. I have to say, it wasn’t fair that people allowed me to think that is how a relationship with our Lord works. You must make an effort in your day to live in His word. It fills you in ways with grace that you cannot even …

Side by Side – Day 20 “Blessed Mother”

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Some denominations of Christianity hold a very negative view of the Catholic recognition of Mary as the mother of God (Christ in His humanness). I don’t understand that. Mary was the first disciple, the first one to answer the call to follow Christ by her “Yes” to bring Him into the world. She was also the ultimate mother. Doesn’t every …

Side by Side – Day 15 “Servant Leadership”

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What makes a good leader? Our entire Lenten journey has us reflecting on Jesus who led twelve men, with different professions, into ministry to carry on the same church we celebrate thousands of years later. Jesus Christ came down from Heaven as a human being to humble himself to share in our humanity. Never asking us to do anything that …