Do You Want to Get Well?

Do you want to get well?

Ty Tamasaka

“5 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda[z] and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.  One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”  John 5:1-6 NIV

As we continue in John 5, we see Jesus come to a pool called Bethesda.  He comes across a man who was an invalid for thirty-eight years.

Jesus asks the paralyzed man an unusual question.   


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Healing Stream

Morning Meds (Take 1 each Morning with all the Prayer You Need)


39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 8:39 NLT
The love of God is perfect and is far too great for the human mind to grasp in its entirety.   How could the Creator of the universe and everything in it stoop to loving us?  Why does He bother Himself to listen to and answer every prayer that we pray?  At our worst, we are wretched sinners and even at our best, we fall so short of being what you created us to be. We can only bow our heads and say with the Psalmist, “what are human beings that you should care for them”?  Yet, you gave up all of your glory in heaven…

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Rebooting the heart

K.C. Wahe

When our phones stop working, we’re told to power off the phone, wait a few moments, and power it back on. That’s where I’m at right now in my life as a pastor. I feel like my heart has been powered off and back on and that I’m waiting for the reboot to take effect. For those of us who’ve decided that we’ve been called by Jesus, to serve in the local church, sometimes the pastor’s heart needs a reboot. We need to stop, listen, pray, rest, and repeat and allow for the divine reboot to take effect.

If you’re a pastor and serve a local church, the assumption is, that God’s given you a heart for people. It’s not just about making sure your sermon is all fluffy and has the ability to rattle someone hard enough into the kingdom. It’s about actually responding to that call from God…

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Slow Healing

Field Notes On The Jesus Way

 God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.  (Genesis 1:30)

I took them up in my arms;
    but they did not know that I healed them. ~ God (Hosea 11:3)

We had bruised hips, blistered feet and various scrapes and cuts; battle wounds with the mountain. Our destination is a remote alpine lake. It is a talisman for me, a place of reverence. Some of the glory bestowed upon the lake is due to its rugged beauty and some is because it is the headwater for many myths that have shaped my life.

To say it is elemental and formative to my life as a human being on this earth would be accurate. At age thirteen on my first trip to the lake, I moved from being a boy into the awareness…

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Ultimate Healing…Salvation

Abundantly His

Salvation is the ultimate healing. The best thing anyone can ask for is forgiveness for all of his or her dark, evil sin by the Holy and Righteous God. That all someone has to do is believe, ask and receive is even more amazing and yet that is it.

Romans 10:9-10, 13: “if you confess with your mouth Jesus Christ as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes resulting in righteousness and with the mouth he confesses resulting in salvation … For WHOEVER will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” NASB

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Daily Mass: a faith that will not be denied. Catholic Inspiration

Three Great Things


Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 18th Week of the Year

The Canaanite woman in the Gospel is not Jewish, does not know the Law, the Prophets, or the great story of salvation history.  What she knows is that Jesus can heal, and on that simple premise she reveals a faith that will not be denied…giving us an example to follow.

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God by my side


Normally I sit down to blog with a thousand things on my mind and my thoughts racing away with things I need or want to say. Today I’m having to think hard to write but that’s ok. I tend to be far better at writing when I’m not doing so well so to need to think is a good sign lol!

I was driving along in the car earlier today listening to my favourite worship song and a new thought hit me. I love How we can read the same scriptures or listen to the same song yet it means different things to us each time and often God can reveal a new truth to us even if it’s something we’ve read for the hundredth time. That happened with this song today. I won’t go into all the details but my eyes were opened up to a new truth and…

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