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Take This Cup: March 29th

by ROSIE OLSON Luke 22:54-65 After years of observing patients for signs of distress, I’ve learned to Look Closely for small changes. In Luke 22:56, a young girl Looks Closely at Peter and even through the haze of courtyard fire, recognizes him as one who was with Jesus. Someone else…

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Take This Cup: March 27th

by CYNTHIA DEMENT Luke 22:1-23, 49 Every night I fight the urge to yell and speak harshly towards my two toddler-aged daughters to hurry up and get ready for bed faster. Sometimes this impulse becomes a reality, I lose control, and then look back with disdain and ask myself, ‘What…

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Take This Cup: March 26th

by CARLA JOHNSTON Luke 21 Rise early in the morning to hear Jesus in the temple of my heart. (Luke 21:38, my paraphrased resolution and prayer) In essence, this is my New Year’s Resolution.  More specifically it is to wake up, get up early, and kneel in solitary prayer every…

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Take This Cup: March 25th

by KEKOA KAAIKALA Luke 20 I was never very political. I still wouldn’t say that I am… but my interest has certainly grown as events unfolded in recent months. If there was any doubt in our minds that our nation was deeply divided before the pandemic hit, well, let’s just…

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Take This Cup: March 22nd

by JAN MONROE Luke 17 Leprosy is a disease originated from Eastern Africa and spread with successive human migration. A leper is a person, avoided or rejected by others for moral or social reasons Lepers are sufferer, sick person, or outcast. The word “outcast” really hit home. I was born…

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Take This Cup: March 21st

by HANS LABOR Psalm 118 When I was younger I felt a strong eagerness to follow Jesus. My experience in the youth group initiated my faith which continued to develop as the church encouraged me to serve and teach. I was zealous and naive. When I got older my priorities…

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Take This Cup: March 20th

by SUSAN GRIGG John 12:1-8 Whenever I read this story, I always think of the expense of the perfume. Like Judas, I question the value of spending about a year’s salary on a single moment.  But this time, I noticed that this story takes place after Jesus has raised Lazarus…

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