Grace is what we receive that we do not deserve while mercy is what we do not get that we do deserve. – Jack Wellman Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy. ~ Matthew 5:7 September is spider season, rather spider mating season. If you’ve had a wet spring and a mild summer,…

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Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”  Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.”  ~ Matthew 18:21-22 ESV Last month was not an easy one for so many reasons…

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Holy Cow, Holy Smoke, Holy Moly, Holy Mackerel. Robin of the 1960s Batman TV show used holy as an adjective. Holy Agility, Benedict Arnold, Chicken Coop (yep, those are his real exclamations). And then there are other uses of holy that are more on the sacrilegious side. Use your imagination or your own experience. Most…

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Aware of their conversation, Jesus asked them, “Why are you debating about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Do you have such hard hearts? ‘Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear?’ And do you not remember? ~ Mark 8:17-18 At the moment, I’m obsessed with…

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