Breaking Eggs

As I shared on Easter, in the middle of dying eggs, Ivy dropped one. Which happens, but the shell didn’t just crack. Liquid started to seep. Startled, she asked, “what is happening?”, as the egg fully cracked in her hands. Of course, we confused our fresh and hard-boiled eggs. Meg was frustrated, but the rest […]

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Beyond #23 (Luke 20&21)

This week read Luke 20-21 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: God Forbid (Luke 20:9-19, 19:45-46 & 21:20-24) The Parables can feel like enigmas and sometimes they are difficult to interpret. But at other times the parable is […]

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Beyond #22 (Luke 20-21)

This week read Luke 20-21 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: “Fair-you-see”  (Luke 19:39-40) This is from last week’s chapter, but I didn’t want to parade into the triumphal entry before now… Jesus rides in on a colt […]

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Beyond #21 (Luke 18&19)

This week read Luke 18 & 19 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: Reading Luke, Not Matthew  (Luke 19:11-27) We often read this story in correlation with Matthew’s story of the talents (25:14-30), but there are key differences. […]

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Beyond #20 (Luke 18&19)

This week read Luke 18 & 19 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: Holier than…  (Luke 18:9-14) “To some who were confident in their own righteousness… (v9)” The word for confident also occurs in Luke 11:22. In that […]

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Beyond #19 (Luke 16&17)

This week read Luke 16&17 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: Jewelry (Luke 17:1-2) There were multiple types of millstones. Smaller stones for each household, large stones used by the whole community.  With some, the stones were perpendicular […]

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Beyond #18 (Luke 16&17)

This week read Luke 16&17 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: How does this Fit? (Luke 16:14-18) Chapter 16 is bookended by a pair of parables about money. So these verses feel out of place. Especially verse 18. […]

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