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Jesus' Last Days - All The Way To The Cross

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Today's post is the continuation of yesterday's look into Jesus' last days on earth. To read the first part, click here.

When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. Matthew 27:24-28

Jesus already knew He would be mocked this way. He knew their spite, dressing Him up like fake royalty. But He also knew that all this would come full circle, and the robe would mean everything.

I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed …

Jesus' Last Days - The Holy Week

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Jesus Christ took on the form of man. He walked the same paths we're walking today. Our human hearts forget that, though, as we let situations and circumstances block that out. When we're feeling alone or hurt or sad, Jesus knows. And He can relate because He's been there.
But at the same time, He was still completely God. He was never surprised by the twists and turns of life, and He knew the significance of each event. As we look through the last days of His life, we can clearly see that Jesus knew.
Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? Matthew 26:59-62
Jesus knew the heart condi…

Easter Morning Breakfast Cresent Ring

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Make Easter morning breakfast simple and tasty with a cresent ring. Fill it with some favorite breakfast ingredients and enjoy more time with your family instead of slaving over the stove.

Ingredients:
2 cans refrigerated cresent rolls
1 box pre-cooked bacon
1 package refrigerate sausage crumbles
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 eggs
Milk
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Beat four eggs with a splash of milk. Scramble in a small skillet.

3. Open both cans of crescents and fan them around a pizza pan. A small bowl upside down in the middle will help make your circle.

4. Layer eggs, bacon, sausage and cheese around the thick, inside part of the ring.

5. Remove the bowl and fold up the points of each cresent and tuck it under in the middle.

6. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until the cresents are browned and the cheese is melted.

Words For Wednesday

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Words For Wednesday

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Fun New Looks For Custom Card Orders

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I had the joy of making a set of custom cards for a friend last week. She blessed my heart because she is dealing with a serious health problem, but she still has other people on her mind. That’s why I was delighted to make these cards for her.

I had been given a boatload of greeting cards to upcycle, and several of them just screamed “make me into a birthday card!” With some of them, I was able to punch out the images and repurpose them as a fun border.

Others had big, beautiful sentiments on them that I could cut out and raise on 3D adhesive.

This might be my favorite card of all. It’s made in shades of green, and each little word or phrase just needed a little color around the edges to make it stand out.

Finally, I was asked to make some masculine birthday cards, since they’re so difficult to find at the store. That’s why I adore these feathers, especially with the metallic birthday sentiment in the middle.
I pray over every card I make, that the sender and the recipient will be …

Where Are You Running?

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On Saturday night, we noticed some lights on top of the ridge. We have two neighbors back that direction, but we weren't concerned just yet. As the lights continued to grow, we realized they were tiny fires, like they were working on a burn pile.

Over the span of a few minutes, the fires had grown considerably. We continued watching them grow and spread until we were getting concerned. It's been fairly dry here over the past couple of weeks, and a good wind would send the flames in our direction.

It wasn't long before we saw flashing lights and heard the sirens of the fire trucks coming. The flames were huge, and it took the better part of an hour to put them out. We so appreciate our fire department for stopping what could have been a disastrous situation.

At one point in the firefight I took the dogs outside, and I was amazed. I could hear the rush of the flames on top of the hill, but I could also hear pounding footsteps through the leaves on the ground. The animals th…