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Jesus, the Paralytic Through the Roof and Mind-Reading!


Photo by Sgarton on Morgue File.

Who’s the last person you saw before reading this prompt? Whether it’s a family member, a coworker, or a total stranger, write a post about what that person is thinking right now.

It is interesting to have this prompt this particular morning. I say that because I have been reading and pouring over the first couple of chapters in the gospel of Mark. In fact, I taught from the first half of chapter one last night at my local church. Mark is a fascinating gospel. Most scholars agree that Mark was the first gospel written, which they refer to as Markan priority.  Read the rest of this entry »


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Appearances and a Ruddy, Handsome Tender of Sheep


Photo by Seemann on Morgue File.

Look in the mirror. Does the person you see match the person you feel like on the inside? How much stock do you put in appearances?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest . . . Oh, never mind. I am not looking to be the fairest in the land; probably a good thing for me! Appearances can be used, portrayed, manipulated, exaggerated and downplayed. We can make our appearances to, as best they can, reflect how we feel inwardly. Conversely, we can make our appearances be the exact opposite; masking and hiding what we feel on the inside.  Read the rest of this entry »


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Bartering and the Prophet Amos


If the world worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter? Would you be successful, or would you struggle?

Bartering, while not as prominent as it once was in human history, is still alive and well today.  I have, on more than one occasion, bartered a skill for someone else’s skill.  Basically the dynamic is straightforward.  Person A barters her skill of plumbing, while Person B barters his skill of auto repair.   Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Daily Prompt, Discipleship and Confession


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