Posts with the tag “jesus”

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Our Promised Land
May 4th, 2017
​I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the promised land. We talk about it still today, right? We think of the promised land as being a place or a thing. But in fact, our promised land has already com...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Live the Season All Year Long
January 13th, 2016
​I finally finished packing up all of the Christmas decorations a couple days ago and as I closed the last box, I had this thought. Do you ever feel like a little child as you put up your Christmas de...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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It Takes a Village
November 5th, 2015
​Every day, I take a certain exit on the tollway near my house at least twice, and each time I exit, there is a person asking for money. Usually, I recognize the person because there are a few who rot...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Santa and Jesus Both Have a Place on My Mantle
December 1st, 2014
​A few years back, an agnostic (on his way to being atheist) friend of mine chided me for being a Christian who allowed my children to believe in made-up, worldly things such as Santa Claus and the Ea...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Under the Cover...
June 25th, 2014
Have you ever been in an uncomfortable situation? You know, the kind where you know people are staring and whispering and well, who knows what else? Me too. And so did Jesus. When one of the Pharisees...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Great Men Are Sifted
March 29th, 2013
"So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor" (1 Peter 5:6). I have come to realize over the years that my husband processes information much...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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"La, La, La, La, La!" (Insert Fingers Into the Ears)
March 26th, 2013
“La, La, La, La, La!” That is what my five year old shouted from the back seat this morning as he was sticking his fingers in his ears.  “I don’t want to hear about this! Sometimes these Bible stories...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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What's More Important Than a Flu Vaccine?
February 12th, 2013
Does anyone know when a person should get a flu shot? My guess is that's it is best to get one before flu season hits. And since we can't foretell the future, it's better to be prepared when the seaso...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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Spiritual power source
April 23rd, 2012
If you have ever worked with preschoolers or kindergarteners, you know that one of the most coveted things the children want to be, next to the line leader, is the door holder. For some reason, they j...  Read More
by Erin Olson
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We Are Sheep Among Wolves
March 12th, 2012
One night this week, I actually prayed that God would silence me and that I would be unable to speak. This is slightly adapted from Luke 1:18-22 wherein Zechariah, upon a visit from the Angel Gabriel...  Read More
by Erin Olson