Thursday, March 29 Don’t Just Sit There Chad Vitarelli Day 39—Read Mark 16 My reaction time often leaves something to be desired. For example, when Ben was a baby we lived in Southern New Jersey. Hayley’s mom would travel from Grand Rapids to come and help care for her  grandson....

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Free Him – Lent Day 37

Tuesday, March 27 Free Him Chris Lemke Day 37—Read Mark 15   “Wanting to satisfy the crowd…” – Mark 15:15   Those words describing Pilate’s decision to crucify Jesus are most interesting. Historical accounts of the Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate, color him as more of an antagonist of the Jews,...

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God with Us – Lent Day 36

Monday, March 26 God with Us Sharen Kreitsch Day 36—Read Luke 22   Jesus is about to gather with His dearest earthly friends for the last earthly Passover meal they will celebrate together. As Jesus looks forward to this Passover meal, He uses particular words that set it apart from...

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Lost-ness – Lent Day 23

Monday, March 12 Lost-ness Chris Lemke Day 23—Read Luke 15 “Son, you are always with me…” – Mark 15:31 Every time I read this chapter, I’m drawn to the closing paragraph, the narrative describing the displeasure of the older brother of the prodigal. The audience to these three parables consists...

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Around the Table – Day 22

Saturday, March 10 Around the Table Sharen Kreitsch Day 22—Read Luke 14 The best celebrations take place around a table laden with delicious foods. In our home, the celebration begins with “circling up” for a prayer that concludes with a “squeeze of love” being passed around the circle. In our...

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