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Mary of Bethany: Keeping it Real

28 May 2015

jesus with woman 425x282Recently we met Mary Magdalene who taught us we all experience bitterness in our lives. Jesus longs to help us accept it, heal from the pain, and move forward. Jesus has a great plan for you and believes you can do incredible things. 

Let’s introduce ourselves to another Mary, Mary of Bethany.

Mary had a holy friendship with Jesus. We first meet Mary at home with her sister Martha. Jesus is hanging out and joining them for dinner. Mary, sitting at Jesus’ feet, is amazed by the stories he shares and the images he paints of a world without pain, a world exploding with God’s love.

In Mary’s day, sitting at the feet of your guest was not proper. The house was to be spotless and the meal superb. Mary was so focused on Jesus that she forgot (or didn’t care) about her role as hostess. Martha quickly reminded Mary of her duty when she huffed out of the kitchen asking Jesus to send Mary to help. (Can you hear the sass in Martha’s voice and see a wooden spoon in her hand?)


TOO Many Good Things?

21 May 2015

happy girl in grass

Is it possible to have too of something good? Too much chocolate? Too much fun? Too many friends? Too much family? Too much money? Too many books? Too many clothes?

I guess it depends on what it is. Clearly, it is impossible to have too much chocolate. :)


What About People Who Never Heard of Jesus?

16 May 2015

 jesus with kidsIf you lived in some jungle and believed in God but had never heard of Jesus, would you go to hell when you die?

Angela DusenberryANGELA DUSENBERRY says:

Jeremiah 29:13 says, "And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."

The truth of the matter is that God will reveal Himself to anyone who is really seeking after Him and the truth. I once had a Christian friend who was being preached at by someone involved in one of the cults.


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