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Hooked on a Feeling: How to Help Teens Balance Emotions and Reason

We need to help them to see that joy can be found in suffering and that a lack of outward happiness is not an excuse for despair.

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A Bird’s Eye View: Keeping Perspective within Ministry

Ministry is a challenge. A beautiful and sanctifying challenge, but a challenge nonetheless.

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Freedom

“For I know well the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not your woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope.”– Jeremiah 29:11 “I came that they might have life and have it to the full”– John 10:10 It’s no secret that […]

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What Now? (Holy Saturday)

Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Lord of the Universe, is dead and laid in the tomb. Imagine that you are one of His disciples. Yesterday Jesus was beaten, scorned, and hung on a cross to die naked in front a crowd of those He came to save. And what did […]

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Good Friday (The Passion of our Lord)

NOTE: Please read this blog as a continuation of the Holy Thursday blog posted yesterday, as one coherent narrative. There is so much beauty and mystery revealed in the Passion of Jesus. Here, we will only emphasize a few scenes, but to truly grasp the enormity of Jesus’ Passion, please […]

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In the Garden (Holy Thursday)

Then going out he went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. When he arrived at the place he said to them, “Pray that you may not undergo the test.” After withdrawing about a stone’s throw from them and kneeling, he prayed, saying, […]

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A Spy Among Us

Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him [Jesus] over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver, and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to […]

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The Anointed One

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the […]

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An Interesting Start

The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the moneychangers at their business. And making a whip out of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and the […]

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Passion Sunday: Behold Your King!

“A great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!’ And Jesus found […]

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