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The War Of Faith

I guess all the panic buying (hoarding) lately due to the Pandemic has caused me to ask myself if I’m guilty of keeping things to myself that should be shared. I don’t mean grocery store items but more important things with lasting value. I’m talking about things that can be shared without even diminishing my own supplies!

I was reading the latest post from one of my favorite bloggers when it dawned on me that I was being selfish if I didn’t share it with others.

So, that is how it came about that today I am introducing you to Bill Sweeney and his blog which is aptly titled –  Unshakable Hope 

Read a little about Bill and his motive for blogging –  About Bill

Please read the latest post by following the link below.

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Passover – Easter – Resurrection Day

Passover, Easter/Resurrection Day celebrations are very different this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic the entire world is experiencing.

I’m writing this as Passover begins and thinking about the significance of leaven.

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In the past few weeks, stores have run out of ordinary products that suddenly became very valuable because of panic buying. Along with toilet paper, pasta, and eggs, baking supplies are depleted in some areas. One of the supplies that have become scarce and precious is yeast. This is why I have been led to think about the importance of leaven and specifically what Jesus said about it. Maybe you are interested to learn more about it also.

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Click on the link below and read an article written by Lois Tverberg.

The Imagery of Leaven

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Christian Pandemic Response

What is the proper response to the Coronavirus?

Some things are common sense like protecting ourselves and others by following the suggested hygiene practices and social distancing.

But what is our response beyond these actions?


First of all, Christians should not be overcome by fear and panic.

_The Christian need not dread sickness, for he has nothing to lose, but everything to gain, by death._

It’s helpful to look to history for guidance.

Read this short excerpt from Martin Luther’s clear simple response to the bubonic plague in 1527.

We die at our posts. Christian doctors cannot abandon their hospitals, Christian governors cannot flee their districts, Christian pastors cannot abandon their congregations. The plague does not dissolve our duties: It turns them to crosses, on which we must be prepared to die.


Please read one more portion of Luther’s writing for a great balanced view. This is a handy guide to refer to during these days of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

“I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shal

Please don’t let this unusual time come and go without squeezing the good from it. Ask God to open your eyes to what He wants you to see. Know that Jesus is constantly with you. You may be isolated from others but not from Him.

I hope you are finding more time to be with Jesus and read His Word. Have you been spending more time in prayer? Are you unsure of how to pray? Pray by simply expressing your honest thoughts and feelings. Ask questions and then expect God to answer you in some way. I have found a very simple prayer from the Old Testament to be perfect for this time.

We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You.  – 2 Chronicles 20:12

Your comments are always welcome