Category Archives: John

Devotional writings from the book of John.

Trust: Who Else But Jesus?

It is easier for us humans to believe and trust in everything else than in the name of Christ, who alone is all in all ~ Martin Luther. As we reflect on our trust in ourselves and the things of … Continue reading

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Left Here With Purpose

Jesus asked not that his Father would take us from this world. He left us here, and Jesus’ confidence to keep us here was based on his leaving us with the word of God. Word: we’re here for this job. … Continue reading

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Lessons From Panajachel: Struggles Filling the Horizon

As God increases in my life he takes me and molds me and makes me into what he wants me to be to go where he wants me to go. I want my horizon to be filled with the uncertainty … Continue reading

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Lessons From Panajachel: The Struggle is Real

We arrived in Guatemala yesterday to visit a mission work associated with my organization. This morning I grabbed a T-shirt from my suitcase to wear – it says, “The Struggle is Real” with a faint WIFI signal on the front.  … Continue reading

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Believing God: A Matter of Trust

It is more important to believe God than it is to believe in God  We can believe in, yet do we believe on? This is all a matter of trust. So, as you reflect upon your life, consider whether you … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust to Eternity

A trip to the cemetery has me thinking about our deaths… We are all returning to the dust of our formation. We were made from dust and our bodies become dust. Yet, our souls move on. Our souls are eternal … Continue reading

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Whose Truth, Whose Justice?

Are you listening to Jesus? Are you on his side? The side of truth and of justice? No hesitation. We are on the side of truth and justice. Except that we are often not. Not on-side. Many times, human ideas … Continue reading

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