Ever noticed how so many Christians use the word ‘just’ in their prayers? “Lord, just bless this person/instance/organization……..just fill each person with your spirit……just have your way in this situation….” Where did this come from? Why do we say this? It almost sounds as though we are limiting God, like we are only asking for... Continue Reading →

Jesus Didn’t Die on The Cross for Me (Or for You)

This was written by one of my all-time favorite people, a woman who has taught me so much over the years, and happens to be my daughter.


From the time I was able to understand the idea of dying on a cross, up until just a few weeks ago, I honestly thought, “Big deal. If everyone’s life was at stake, I would die on the cross for them too.”

The truth is, having your hands and feet nailed to wood, wearing a crown of thorns and hanging by your hands for hours is incredibly painful- but it’s just not that big of a deal.

But obviously, Jesus dying for us was, in fact, a HUGE deal.

So, what are we missing?

Luke 22: 39-46 is all about Jesus praying on the Mount of Olives right before he was crucified. After reading this scripture, it is obvious that Jesus was terrified of what was coming. It says He was literally sweating blood, He kept praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken…

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