Author Archives: jesustrek

Coming Through in the Clutch

Mariano Rivera was just elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, the first player ever to be elected unanimously. Rivera had a 19-year career with the New York Yankees, 17 of those years as the closer. He was … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not to Tell?

In the first chapter of Mark’s gospel, Jesus heals a man with leprosy and says, “See that you don’t tell this to anyone…” (v.44). However, v.45 says, “Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As … Continue reading

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Handed Down

A little girl had often heard her mother tell the story of the vase that occupied a prominent place on the mantle in their family’s living room. The vase was quite valuable, not just because of how much it cost, … Continue reading

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Fear Not!

Isn’t it funny how our fears change over time? I heard about one fellow who remembered how he used to be afraid of the dark when he was a little boy. Now that he is an adult, he is no … Continue reading

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Blindfolded

The Netflix movie Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock, is causing quite a stir these days. The characters in the movie must make a journey blindfolded in order to avoid danger. Copycats have come up with various “Bird Box” challenges in … Continue reading

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Active Seniors

Broadway star Carol Channing died Tuesday at the age of 97. Channing was known for her memorable performances over the years in such productions as “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Hello, Dolly!” She was still performing in her 80s, including her … Continue reading

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Valued Possession

In Reed, North Carolina you will find the Reed gold mine. It was first excavated in 1799 when Conrad Reed discovered a strange rock on the Reed farm. In 1802, a jeweler in Fayetteville offered Reed $3.50 for the rock. … Continue reading

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Parable of the Birds

There once was a flock of birds who forgot to fly south for the winter. Now it was late in December and it was getting awfully cold. God loved those birds and didn’t want them to freeze, so he sent … Continue reading

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He Stilled the Storm

It continually amazes me to see how often the Old Testament predicts the coming life and ministry of Jesus that unfolds in the New Testament. Psalm 107:28-30 says, “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he … Continue reading

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Reading Between the Lines

In her song Stoney End, Barbra Streisand sings, “I was raised on the good book Jesus till I read between the lines.” That’s when people get into trouble, when they start reading between the lines. The “good book” is God’s … Continue reading

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