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Mixed Emotions

Matthew 17:1, 4-6, 9 Six days later, three of them saw that glory. Jesus took Peter and the brothers, James and John, and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. Sunlight poured from his face. His clothes were filled with light. Then they realized that Moses and Elijah were also there in deep conversation with him. Peter broke in, “Master, this is a great moment! What would you think if I built three memorials here on the mountain—one for you, one for Moses, one for Elijah?” While he was going on like this, babbling, a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and sounding from deep in the cloud a voice: “This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of my delight. Listen to him.” When the disciples heard it, they fell flat on their faces, scared to death. But Jesus came over and touched them. “Don’t be afraid.” When they opened their eyes and looked around all they saw was Jesus, only Jesus. Coming down the mountain, Jesus swore them to secrecy. “Don’t breathe a word of what you’ve seen. After the Son of Man is raised from the dead, you are free to talk.” Continue reading

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Prayer, Please — Daily Meditation Moment

“Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray…. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet.” James 5:13,14 (The Message Bible) While away from my … Continue reading

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Who is the Idiot? — Daily Meditation Moment

  ” You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.” James 3:18 (The Message … Continue reading

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Live and Learn — Daily Meditation Moment

  “Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts.” James 3:13 (The Message Bible) The … Continue reading

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God-talk or God-acts — Daily Meditation Moment

“Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?” James 2: 17 (The Message Bible) I do not thumb through the bible to find a book and chapter to use as a reference for my daily blog. The brief … Continue reading

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Lead, Follow, Straggle — Daily Meditation Moment

Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. James 1:19 (The Message Bible) As a writer of inspirational material, do all three of … Continue reading

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Why Evil? — Daily Meditation Moment

“God is impervious to evil, and puts evil in no one’s way. The temptation to give in to evil comes from us and only us. “ James 1:14 (The Message Bible)  Incidents of crime, such as the mass shooting in … Continue reading

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Worry Prayers — Daily Meditation Moment

”People who ‘worry their prayers’ are like wind-whipped waves.” James 1:7 (The Message Bible) James goes on to say, “Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea….” God likes strong prayer, not meek … Continue reading

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Wisdom Rules — Daily Meditation Moment

May 8 “Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others.” James 3:17 (The Message Bible) This morning I listened to a short You-Tube presentation by Bishop Michael Curry in North Carolina, … Continue reading

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