A Busy Summer

By now it has come to be expected that COVID will create interruptions and challenges in just about everything we do. International travel is much more complex than it was before, with governments changing their restrictions and requirements frequently. Because of this, more than once this year a trip has been carefully planned and scheduled,…

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If You Know These Things

In washing the feet of the disciples, Jesus gave us a powerful example. This isn’t the idea that we should literally go around washing each other’s feet, but rather that even the most humble of tasks are not beneath our station in life because they were not beneath our Lord. When we learn to set…

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You Have No Part With Me

In the opening verses of John 13, Jesus washes the feet of His disciples. When he comes to Peter, Peter declares, “You shall never wash my feet!” (v. 8). Jesus responds swiftly by telling Peter that if he does not allow the Savior to wash his feet, then he has no part with Jesus. Peter,…

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Fast Iced Latte Recipe

Summer got here, and it got here fast. It’s hot outside, and you want iced coffee, but you don’t have any cold brew. What do you do? You’ll need three glasses. With the first glass, add sugar to the empty glass, then brew espresso directly into the sugar or pour a strong, hot, coffee over…

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The Word I Have Spoken

John 12 brings an end to Jesus’ public ministry before His crucifixion. The last words of His teaching that John records are about the coming judgment. Jesus tells us that we will be judged based on His word. Knowing the standard of judgment helps us prepare for that day. It also tells us what won’t…

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lest they should be put out

Perhaps even sadder than those who refused to consider the evidence for Christ, are those who Joh speaks of in the next verses. In John 12:42-43 we read of many who did believe in Jesus but refused to follow Him. They did this because they were motivated by fear of what they would lose. They…

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Why You Should Try Different Roasts

Coffee has long been a staple in our homes and in our culture. To many, it is a necessary part of starting the day but doesn’t go much beyond that. For others it is the caffeine delivery system of choice, but not much more. Yet, coffee is also one of the most complex, labor-intensive beverages…

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How To Make Dalgona Coffee

During the world-wide quarantine brought on by COVID-19, a new and exotic looking coffee drink has taken social media by storm. It is called Dalgona Coffee and hails from South Korea. According to Wikipedia, “The viral trend of sharing recipes and photos of the do-it-yourself (DIY) coffee first gained prominence during the social distancing orders…

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If I Am Lifted Up

In John chapter twelve Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, beginning the week that would end in His crucifixion. On that occasion, He declared, “if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself” (verse 32). Here He spoke of His crucifixion, in which He would literally be lifted up…

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