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Beyond the Doom and Gloom of the Tomb

I can hear the soulful music playing down below as I sit on my 24th floor terrace. It is beautiful, and yet, there is a sense of mourning and loss. As we look ahead to the Easter celebration of our resurrected Lord (tomorrow), today (the Saturday before), we pause in somber remembrance of his death. […]

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Four Steps to Living the Resurrection Life

Millions of people around the world celebrated the resurrection of Christ over the weekend. For many though, the joyful celebration ended after the sermon and life will continue on as normal this week. But as my pastor says, we are  ‘Easter people’. Easter people continue to live out the Easter message, even when the Easter […]

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Why Attending Your Own Funeral is Crucial to the Christian Life

I said my final good-bye and walked away from the grave. It wasn’t easy. Funerals never are. They’re full of pain, loss and grief. But this funeral was different. Because it was my own. Yep. I died to my old ways and buried them myself. Old attitudes, habits and behaviors I had picked up over […]

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A Rusty Old Nail

I was about to exit the sanctuary after the Easter event was over when a woman came running up to me in a frenzy, “Don’t leave without your gift!” Then she handed it to me and scurried off to catch another woman who had apparently forgotten hers too. Since the mood for the women-only event […]

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