Author: Jathan Maricelli

When You deserve it the Least, Jesus Loves You the Most

On Good Friday night, my wife and I went to see a passion play. Eventually, I stopped trying to hold back the tears like the macho guy that I’m not much of anymore. When Jesus fought for the woman who got caught red-handed, cheating on her husband, I cried. When Jesus cast the devils out of the possessed husband and father and sent him back to his wife and kids in his right mind, I cried. When the friends who wouldn’t take no for an answer, tore the roof open and lowered their lame friend to Jesus’ feet, I...

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Sixteen Bible Quotes about Hope

Daily defend yourself against despair. Although there is debate as to HOW to fix the brokenness in society, the fact that society is broken is not. In my profession, I’m up close and personal with the good, the bad, and the ugly of humanity every single day. While there certainly are plenty of good people doing beautiful things, it would be naive to suggest that society is trending in a positive direction. In fact, it’s easy to find oneself despairing of hope that the future is going to be something that we’re excited for our children to be a...

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What makes me angry, breaks my heart, and what I’m trying to do about it.

A podcast recently challenged me to go through this exercise. I’ve done if before, but not in a long time. Being that I don’t have all of the answers and that I’ve made more than my share of mistakes, I hope this doesn’t come across as self-righteous. But as a person who stands in front of eighty teenage students for five days a week in a public school classroom, not only has this recent school shooting stirred me up, but the subsequent public reaction has as well. So, here goes. What makes me angry? It makes me angry when Satan...

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Have You Lost Confidence In Your Calling?

A few nights ago my wife thought it would be cool for us to watch a DVD of me speaking at my home church from eleven years ago. This was to be my calling, so it should have been a great experience – for both of us. It was excruciating…for me. She, on the other hand, loved it. After all, it wasn’t her up there mumbling and bumbling and publicly making a mess of things. As we watched, true to form I over critiqued myself — “I never knew a person could fit so many ‘and-ums’ into a single...

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How to Give Thanks for the Bad Things in Your Life

The Gratitude Transaction Apostle Paul said, in Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” And sometimes I have a real problem with this verse. In EVERYTHING give thanks…really? Everything? This might not be a problem except for one tiny little detail. That is, “thank you” is a transactional process in which thanks are given only after one receives something of value. If you want me to give thanks to you, you must first give something of value to me. We must make a transaction. For example: You hold...

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