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Why I Need a One Little Word One of my biggest obstacles in accomplishing anything in life is my fear that I won’t finish or I won’t do it (whatever it is) right. So I sit and ponder all the possible ways for creating and accomplishing my big ideas.  What if I do it this way? Maybe I should get this other thing done first? What if it doesn’t turn out the way I expect? Will anyone like it? Is this a waste of time?  And in all the pondering — all the hours, and […]

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Jesus Prayed :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

We’ve enter the last week of reading quietly through John’s gospel and I’ve nearly dropped the ball. I apologize for this late post, but here are the last five days of the reading plan. Nov 9-13 Day 1 John 17 Day 2 John 18 Day 3 John 19 Day 4 John 20 Day 5 John 21 As you read the final chapter, remember that Jesus was not forced to the cross. He went willingly. But first he prayed. Jesus Prayed Jesus prayed for Himself, but not to be spared from the cross. Not to be […]

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A New Commandment & The Answered Prayer :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

We are nearing the end of John’s gospel. This week as we read quietly through Scripture we come to Jesus’s final conversation with His disciples before He heads toward the Cross. Nov 2- 6 Day 1 John 12:37-50 Day 2 John 13 Day 3 John 14 Day 4 John 15 Day 5 John 16 The New Commandment Beginning in chapter 13 Jesus starts to make mention of a new commandment. “A new commandment I give to you that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this […]

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Opening Blind Eyes :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

This week as we read quietly through John’s gospel we will see Jesus demonstrate that He is the True Shepherd. Oct 26-30 Day 1 John 9 Day 2 John 10 Day 3 John 11:1-37 Day 4 John 11:38-57 Day 5 John 12:1-36 In chapter 9 Jesus encounters a blind man and heals him on the Sabbath. It is a beautify story of love and compassion for a man who has been rejected by society his whole life. The prevailing belief at the time was that if you were blind or suffered from another impairment it […]

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His Glory :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

This week, as we read quietly through John’s gospel we come to a long dialogue between Jesus and the Pharisees. In this exchange Jesus claims that He gives living water (John 7:37-39), that He is the light of the world (John 8:12), and that He is the great I AM (John 8:58). The religious leaders grow furious and attempt to kill Him. Oct 19-23 Day 1 John 7:1-24 Day 2 John 7:25-44 Day 3 John 7:45-8:12 Day 4 John 8:13-36 Day 5 John 8:37-59 Back in chapter 6 we read about how many “were about […]

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Most Assuredly :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

We are entering our third week of reading quietly through John’s gospel. Oct 12 – 16 Day 1 • John 5:15-30 Day 2 • John 5:31-47 Day 3 • John 6:1-21 Day 4 • John 6:22-40 Day 5 • John 6:41-71 This week as we read about Jesus we will see Him proclaim His equality with God the Father and be rejected by the religious leaders, feed thousands with just two fish and a few loaves of bread, and walk on water. Jesus explains that He is the Bread of life, is rejected and gossiped […]

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Hear, Understand, Believe, and Experience Jesus :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

This is week two of our John reading plan. As we read quietly through John’s gospel, we will see Jesus speaking with four different people. October 5 – 9 Day 1 John 3:1-21 Day 2 John 3:22-36 Day 3 John 4:1-26 Day 4 John 4: 27-54 Day 5 John 5:1-15 Nicodemus is a Pharisee who seeks out Jesus to find out who He is and what He is teaching (John 3:1-21). Jesus crosses ethnicity boundaries with the Samaritan woman who has a shady and sinful past. The nobleman pursues Jesus to ask for his son’s […]

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And the Word Became Flesh :: Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 The Greek word for manifest is phaneroo and it appears 14 times in John’s Gospel. Synonyms for the word include reveal, show, and appear. Manifest means to make visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way. It can also be defined as to become known, to be plainly recognized, thoroughly understood; […]

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Quietly Through the Gospel According to John

Many of you (anyone still around?!) know that I write for HelloMornings on occasion. This past year I have also been leading Bible study for a group of ladies online using the HelloMornings studies. We just finished a study session and the next session doesn’t start until November. It’s terribly important to me to keep our morning routine God-centered, even if we don’t have a HelloMornings study to lean on, so the ladies and I thought we’d do something a little different and a little simpler. We have decided to just read the Gospel According […]

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