Sweet Talk - Rose's Blog
SIMON OR VERONICA?
From Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ”
Every day people are carrying crosses up their own Via Dolorosa. They stumble, get back up, and fall again. And you are invited to give them comfort and aid. But are you helping or hurting?
Heavy lifting helps!
This Palm Sunday we’ll read again how Jesus, under the... Read More
“Rose, can you please come right away? I’m in the hospital. They say I have bleeding on the brain.”
Oh, dear. After I finagled my way into the ICU, I found my sweet, eighty-seven year old friend lying in bed with a bruised and swollen face, stitches in her forehead, wired to flashing and beeping monitors, and in tears... Read More
NO MERCY FOR YOU!
“I hate him! I hope he burns in hell!”
Gulp! How do you handle it when someone spits out such fury? What do you say? What do you do? I’ve heard this too many times in my twenty-plus years ministering to the separated and divorced. Sadly, I’ve witnessed well-meaning but misdirected responses such as:
Oh, dear.... Read More
PRAYING? BE CAREFUL!
“Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you…”
Well, that’s pretty bold of James and John, the sons of Zebedee! In Mark’s Gospel (Mark 10: 35-45) we hear about how these two practically demanded the choice seats in heaven. And yet if we see God as a Loving Father, he encourages us to be bold in... Read More
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