Salt and Light

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:13-16 (ESV)

 

Lauren Daigle “Salt and Light”

Breath of Jesus

Narrow John 20-21

 

Jesus breathed on me, even on me.

The Son of God Himself did this for me.

So I received the Holy Spirit.

And I have peace in Him.

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

John  20:21-22 (ESV)

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The Eternal House

TNBG Christmas 2017

“You need to tell me what you want for your Christmas,” my mom said to me. But I didn’t want to tell her what I wanted because, after all, Santa knows everything, right? Why did she need to know?

But my mother kept asking me every day, so I finally gave in and told her, “I want to have a Licca-chan house (doll house).” Continue reading

The Three Wishes

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“At least I want to survive until I hold my baby …” She told me quietly, and she stroked her large belly with her slender fingers. It was three more months until her due date. She looked abstract and detached from reality. I was overwhelmed by a flood of various emotions and could not hold back my tears. I was shouting in my mind, “Why? Why, God? She is a faithful Christian who loves you so much. Her husband and her two boys, and her unborn baby need her. And I don’t want to lose her either. She is my best friend and dear sister in Christ. She is too young to go to heaven. Maybe after forty years, but not now.” Continue reading

Mariko

 

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My very first Bible from a dear sister in Christ, Mariko

 

I woke up in the morning, worked hard for eight hours, went home and rested, and fell exhaustedly into bed. Every day was just the same as the day before. I began to wonder what was my purpose in life? “I will do the same things tomorrow and even ten years from today, I’ll be doing the same stuff,” I thought. At last I had found the life which I had always dreamed of; a good job with a high paying salary, a small but nice apartment, a brand new Suzuki Samurai, and my own freedom. Before long, I realized that none of these things actually could satisfy and fill the big empty holes in my heart. In fact, the more I enjoyed my possessions and this life I had created, the more my heart grew dry and cracked. Continue reading

Passion Week Quiz – Answers

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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.” John 11:25 (ESV)

The resurrection of Jesus was a stumbling stone for me to believe in Christianity. As you already know about my story from my previous posts, my father died and I saw his body become ashes. I knew he will not come back to life. Death is the end and there is no life beyond the grave, I thought. But when I read 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, the Bible clearly explains that Jesus was resurrected. God opened the eyes of my heart spiritually, and I could believe that Jesus came back to life so that I too will have eternal life.

Hallelujah! He is risen!

Here are the answers! Continue reading

Passion Week Quiz

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“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3 (ESV)

Many of us think we know what the Gospels say about the last week of Jesus’ life. But do we really know chronologically what happened? Although there are minor differences in details among the four Gospel writers, the main story line is coherent. My husband created a quiz for our family, and I want to share it with you! Why not take the quiz now? I will post the answers before Easter. Here we go! Continue reading