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Friday Coffee with PJ

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Today is not just Friday ... it is Good Friday, the day we commemorate the death of God's Son and our savior upon the cross. To mark this day, I thought I would post several quotes about the cross. I encourage you to reflect on these and rejoice that our God so loved us that he sent his one and only son . . . !

“Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.” (John R.W. Stott)
 "Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.”And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink.But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.”And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice …

Friday Coffee with PJ

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I apologize if you came looking for a morning post today ... it's been a busy week. But, since I am up for coffee at anytime of day (although as I write this I am just finishing up a cup of decaff!), I invite you to join me for a couple of random (and brief) thoughts.

1. If you want to get a better feel for what presidential candidate Donald Trump really believes, here is an interesting and insightful article by Michael Horton as published in Christianity Today (Horton wrote one of the better books I have read of late titled, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World. Well worth the read!

2. I recall reading a story a few years ago about a Tokyo woman who called in the police after a hit man she paid to kill her lover’s wife failed to carry out the job (this is so bizarre, you may want to read that first sentence again!). Apparently this woman had contacted a private detective via the Internet and paid him several thousand dollars to kill her love rival. When he fai…

Friday Coffee with PJ

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It's Friday ... so it's coffee time! Pour yourself a cup of your favorite blend and join me for a couple of random thoughts.

1. It seems like the variouss groundhogs got it right back on Groundhog Day. Most of them predicted an early spring (although how they failed to see their shadows on a bright sunny day is beyond me!). And the weather this week has been downright springish ... if not pushing summerish!  But, it is only mid March. More cold may be on the way. Consider the tweet yesterday of one of my favorite meteorologists, Henry Margusity of Accuweather. He tweeted, "Enjoy the warmth...cold shot coming 18th-23rd which may bring late season snow storm with it in the East!"  Now ... I love Henry. And he is often right on the mark. But not always. And here is one time I hope he is downright WRONG! SO Henry (not to mention every other meteorologist) does not have a 100% accuracy rating. But God does! His Word is something that we can always count on! That's ri…

Friday Coffee with PJ

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It's Friday .... and its snowing!  I sure hope it is the last snow fall of the season. I am more than ready to enjoy the warmth of a spring breeze rustling my hair and the fragrance of spring flowers tickling my nose (and yes, sometimes making me sneeze). But whether we are in winter or spring ... I enjoy my coffee whatever the season. I hope you to do. So pour yourself a cup of your favorite joe and join me for a couple of random thoughts.

1. I must confess that roller coasters were not really part of my growing up years. It's not that I never went to amusement parks ... in fact ... the year between my freshmen and sophomore year of college, I worked a summer at Hershey Park. One of the perks was free park admission for me and a guest. So opportunities to ride coasters were always available. It was just ... well, lets' just say I began to cluck when ever someone suggested we ride one! But this all changed when I was 25 years old. It was a hot, steamy day in July. At the t…