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I Need a Breakfast Date with Jesus

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Day 21, Chapter 21 “After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.” (John 21:1, ESV) Even at the first line of John 21, my heart’s ache is pricked. Jesus revealed Himself to the disciples, affirming that He…

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When All That’s Broken Is Made New Again

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Day 20, Chapter 20 At this point in our search for Light in John’s Gospel, we’ve seen and heard all sorts of amazing things from Jesus. But here, in this chapter? It culminates in His power over death—the thing that haunts us, stalks us, worries us. Jesus dies and comes…

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Remembering It Is Finished

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Day 19, Chapter 19 “So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate also…

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The Voice that Changes Everything

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Day 18, Chapter 18 There is a Voice so powerful, so over whelming, that its sound brings light from dark, peace from chaos, life from death. I have heard this Voice. It has whispered and shouted, comforted and challenged. This is the Voice that echoes through the ages, the same…

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The Comfort I Need

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Day 16, Chapter 16 You may be aware of my writing project about comfort addiction. I’m exploring how easy it is to stay tucked within the boundaries of our self-defined comfort zones, thereby placing limits on what we will or will not do. It’s really a matter of control that…

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The Best Place to Call Home

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Day 15, Chapter 15 So here we are, in my favorite chapter of John’s Gospel. As usual, I read it and wept. How is it that the God of all Creation invites me to make myself at home with Him? How is it that He chooses me to go and…

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The Most Important Thing about Us

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Day 14, Chapter 14 Belief is a risky thing. It is making a choice, moving toward one thing and moving away from another. It is a conviction acted upon, a loyalty given. What we believe is of utmost importance. A. W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we…

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Lessons in Servanthood

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Day 13, Chapter 13 Our reading has finally gotten to my favorite passages in John (13, 14, 15). I read with expectancy, knowing what’s to come but asking God to show me what I’m missing. This passage in particular caught my heart: “Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all…

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Give Me a Reckless Love

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Day 12, Chapter 12 If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you probably know that I love words and language and grammar. Quite often, I look up a word that I think I know the definition for, and I am surprised to find I’ve had the nuance…

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