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Ed Jordan: Seeking the Seeking God

With the arrival of the new year, most of us are seeking a better year than the last one. It is a good thing to seek to improve our lives, whenever we can do this. But when it comes to planning the new year, we tend to neglect the element of our spiritual lives. People are willing to talk about a lot of things related to their lives, but the spiritual condition of their lives is rarely among them. Why is this?

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Ed Jordan: What are You Waiting For?

In the 1937 Disney film, Snow White, Snow White sang: “Someday my prince will come, someday I'll find my love; and how thrilling that moment will be, when the prince of my dreams comes to me.”  The music was written by Frank Churchill and the lyrics by Larry Morley. The sentiments of that song have revealed the longings of many people, even today.

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Ed Jordan: King or Servant?

It is always interesting when our lives are interrupted by the reality of death. We don’t like to be reminded that this physical life is an interlude, a time when we are to prepare for our permanent dwelling which awaits us after death.

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Ed Jordan: Facing God, or Turning Our Backs?

Most of us are fascinated by watching an analysis of a person’s body language. It seems that while a person is giving one message verbally, their body language is conveying their true feelings or attitude about the subject.

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Ed Jordan: To Laugh Again

In Psalm 126, the psalmist is addressing the feelings that people had upon returning back to their homeland from exile. Exile had been a very difficult time for the people of Israel. It had changed most of them forever. After seventy years, God made it possible for them to be freed from their captivity and return home.

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Ed Jordan: Walk Together, Children

I just returned from participating in the 2018 annual meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia. It was an amazing time, as we heard how God is working in so many different churches and in the lives of different people.

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Ed Jordan: Having Ears But Not Hearing

There is a great saying by Jesus in Mark 8:18 (ESV) where he confronts the disciples, saying: “Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?”  This saying is full of irony but also spiritual truth. There are at least three layers of background to this saying which influence its meaning. Three? Really? Yes, really. We were discussing how we would recognize the correct city bus, when a blind man with a white cane asked where we were trying to go. We told him, and he said that we were at the correct stop.

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Ed Jordan: Learning from the Blind

Some years ago we were in the St. Paul/Minneapolis airport waiting for our return flight to Europe. It was running seven hours late, so we decided to go visit the Mall of America by catching a bus that departed right outside the airport. We were discussing how we would recognize the correct city bus, when a blind man with a white cane asked where we were trying to go. We told him, and he said that we were at the correct stop.

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Ed Jordan: Living Without Power

This past week has been one of those life events that I wish had never happened. My wife and I returned from an overseas trip, but we caught some kind of illness on the plane coming home. It was one of those awful cough and cold conditions that just would not go away.

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Ed Jordan: Time is the Secret Ingredient

Recently I watched a documentary about the relationship between changes in cooking and our changing lifestyles. The film showed how natural cooking over wood fires takes a lot of time and is very different in nature from the fast foods and convenience foods we consume these days. Slowly cooked foods have great flavor and nutritional value and are easier to digest.  

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Ed Jordan: Partnering with God!

Almost two decades ago, my wife and I were sensing that the time of relocating to a new ministry was approaching. We had led our church at that time for 11 years and seen it grow in both numbers and health. While the work was thriving, I had led them as far as I could lead them. They needed a different kind of leader for the next phase of growth, and we needed a new challenge.

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