Jesus Follower Q&A: Loving Your Muslim Neighbor (Part II)

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Periodically, I want to present ordinary people who are following Jesus but choosing a path different from mine or yours. This is the first of such kind! I interviewed a young lady named Grace Taylor who is intentionally living in a Muslim community. Because the interview was long and rich, I’ve split it into two parts. (Scroll down to see Part I.) I’ve left off names to protect the individuals and work being done in the community.
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Jesus Follower Q&A: Loving Your Muslim Neighbor (Part I)

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Periodically, I want to present ordinary people who are following Jesus but choosing a path different from mine or yours. This is the first of such kind! I interviewed a young lady named Grace Taylor who is intentionally living in a Muslim community. Because the interview was long and rich, I’ve split it into two parts. Check back next Friday, May 26, for Part II. I’ve left off names to protect the individuals and work being done in the community.

SC: Grace, tell us a little about yourself.

GT: Sure, I grew up in a Christian home. My family was in ministry my whole life so I was very familiar with church and the truth of who Jesus is. Continue reading “Jesus Follower Q&A: Loving Your Muslim Neighbor (Part I)”

A Mom’s Musings from the Rearview Mirror

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I’ve been blessed to be a mom for 25 years. I’ve mothered quite poorly in many areas and for many years, but every now and then I would look brilliant–for a moment. I like to think those moments made up for the not-so-brilliant ones.  Continue reading “A Mom’s Musings from the Rearview Mirror”

The Jesus I Know

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I wrote this poem for Bible Study Fellowship share night. The poem summarizes what I learned about Jesus from each chapter of the Gospel of John. Several people asked for a copy so here you go!

He’s the Word made flesh. The One who dwelt on earth.

He turned the water to wine and displayed His glory and worth.

He’s the One and Only Son, sent to save us from our sin.

He’s the well of living water so we’ll never thirst again.

He’s the Healer of the sick. He does what the Father does.

He’s with us in the storms. He’s the Bread of Life from above.

He did not come on His own. He tells us, “God sent Me.”

He is the Light of the world. His truth will set you free.

He gave sight to the blind and blinded those who see.

He’s the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for me.

He is the Resurrection. He gives life to the dead.

This King rode on a donkey just as the prophet said.

He has a servant-leader heart. He loved each of His friends.

He’s the Way to the Father, and He’ll come back in the end.

He’s the Vine and I’m the branch. In Him I produce much fruit.

He sent the Holy Spirit to guide us into truth.

He prayed for His disciples. He prayed for you and me.

He was betrayed and denied. No one would set Him free.

He was flogged, mocked, and crucified, but this was not the end.

He arose from the dead. The tomb could not hold Him in.

He appeared and spoke to many. His life was not a facade.

I believe He is the Messiah–the One, true Son of God.

by Sally Cressman

 

 

 

The Path of the Firmly Planted

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We had a tornado rip through Middle Tennessee a few weeks ago. Just a block from our home it uprooted several mature trees in the commons area so they lay like Lincoln logs scattered about. Continue reading “The Path of the Firmly Planted”