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APR
2019

The Beauty of the Ashes: The Praise of Agony

The Praise of Agony Yet you are the Holy One, *enthroned upon the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3 “Eli! Eli! Lama sabachthani”, the voice of Jesus cried out from the cross. Most scholars agree that those words were written as a Greek transliteration of the spoken Aramaic of Jesus’...
05
APR
2019

The Beauty of the Ashes: The Greatest Force In the World

The Greatest Force In the World Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35 NRSV The love of God is the greatest force in all the world, because it is the very essence of His...
29
MAR
2019

The Beauty of the Ashes: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Follow the Yellow Brick Road   “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.” John 13:36 NRSV   I know it’s a weak metaphor, but I love the Wizard of Oz. When Dorothy is told that...