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Celebrate Pentecost! The Birthday of the Church

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Celebrate Pentecost! The Birthday of the Church

The 50 day celebration of Easter is completed and closed with a tremendous feast. PENTECOST. The reality of what happened at Pentecost truly rivals Christmas and Easter in spiritual significance. It’s when God-with-us became God-in-us. Let’s face it however, Pentecost is sort of a forgotten holiday. For most of us, it’s just another nice Sunday. But this is…

Genuine Spiritual Saltiness

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Genuine Spiritual Saltiness

    In the biblical phrase from Matthew 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth,” Jesus calls us salt. In a good way. We are meant to be the ingredient that makes another substance palatable and tasty to someone else. God’s life and love is the substance. When our faith is expressed with sincerity…

Lent: A Virtue Spa for the Soul

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Lent: A Virtue Spa for the Soul

Have you ever wondered how Lenten sacrifices “feel” to your soul? What might feel like a privation to us is actually a VIP (Very Important Pampering) Treatment for our souls. Think of it like this. On Ash Wednesday we allow Jesus to welcome our soul to the forty day spa experience with some natural palm…

The Big Day…Easter! Grandpa Bunny Letters #39 and #40

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The Big Day…Easter! Grandpa Bunny Letters #39 and #40

Happy Easter, Little Bunny!!!!   I hope you are jumping with lots of JOY today! If there ever was a perfect little bunny to become an Easter Bunny, it’s you! I can’t wait to hear all about Your first Easter as an Easter Bunny! While I’m waiting for your news, I’ll tell you about my first Easter…

The JOY of Jesus! Grandpa Bunny #38

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The JOY of Jesus! Grandpa Bunny #38

  Dear Little Bunny,   After I surprised Iris with the picnic, she asked, “Who ARE you child?” I replied, “ Just a little bunny. My friends call me Ben.” With great ceremony she said, “I shall call you Benjamin. You are a good boy. You are very brave to do a kind thing for…

A Courageous Sacrifice! Grandpa Bunny Letter #37

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A Courageous Sacrifice!  Grandpa Bunny Letter #37

Dear Grandpa Bunny, What did you do? I think I’d have been afraid to even talk to an old bunny as grouchy as Iris. Love, Little Bunny   Dear Little Bunny, I was afraid of her, but I knew that being an Easter Bunny requires courage and I was going to show some. You know…

Love a Grouch! Grandpa Bunny Letter #36

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Love a Grouch! Grandpa Bunny Letter #36

Dear Little Bunny,   When my Grandpapa Bunny suggested that I find someone who needed some comfort and compassion, I thought of someone immediately. There was an elderly bunny who several years ago had hopped too slowly to escape the heavy hoof of a galloping horse. Her left hind leg had been crushed and had…

My Caring Matters. Grandpa Bunny Letter #35

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My Caring Matters. Grandpa Bunny Letter #35

  Dear Grandpa Bunny, I’m glad you really think I’m almost there. I’m just not sure what to do now. Love, Your Little Bunny     Dear Little Bunny,   I understand. Holy Week is like that. There are many preparations for the celebration of Easter, but there is an awkward feeling too. We need to…

Worried or Discouraged? Grandpa Bunny Letter #34

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Worried or Discouraged?  Grandpa Bunny Letter #34

Dear Little Bunny,   Think for a moment… What is it that makes you worry that you’ll never be an Easter Bunny? Does it seem like there have been too many days in which your plans to make little gifts and sacrifices to God, by saying no to yourself and yes to others…just didn’t happen? Or…

Jinking, on the Inside! Grandpa Bunny Letter #33

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Jinking, on the Inside!  Grandpa Bunny Letter #33

Dear Grandpa Bunny,   This time of Lent is almost over. I’m excited about all you helped me learn.  I love Jesus in ways I never knew I could. So, that’s all good. But then I’m also really worried. I can’t tell if all that is actually changing anything inside of me. I’m afraid I’ll…

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