Author Archives: Rich Bassett

About Rich Bassett

I am a husband, father of 2, and kitty papa of Laura Lea, Connelly, Carrigan, and Grace respectively. I'm trying to better understand God's grace in everyday life.

Auf Wiedersehen My Friend

The other night, while putting my 16 month old daughter to bed, I was captivated by the cute little sleep noises she was making. Pachelbel’s Canon in D was tinkling in the background and the snow was lightly falling outside. … Continue reading

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Dirty Hands are Better than Dirty Hearts

Luke 11:37-54 My wife, by her own admission, is a germaphobe. I am not. For example, I find it delightfully liberating to eat food as long as it doesn’t smell or exhibit any gross pathology. I can eat a sandwich … Continue reading

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Behold His Majesty

Luke 9:28-36 Sometimes people disappoint. Leaders, family, friends, coworkers, you name it and they will disappoint you somewhere along the line. Pre-election expectations turn into post-election reality. The heir to the throne squanders what was previously gained and misery grows … Continue reading

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Ministry Practicum for the Twelve

Luke 9:1-11 The purpose of Ministry Practicum is to allow students in ministry to gain valuable and practical experience by serving in the local church. It is getting out of the classroom and actually doing the things one is learning; … Continue reading

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Miraculous Interuptus (Hey! That’s my miracle)

Luke 8:40-56 You know the feeling. In the airport or on the runway, desperately checking the seconds and wondering if you’ll make that connecting flight. You can already see yourself running faster than O.J. in a Hertz commercial to your … Continue reading

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A Parable of the Heart

Luke 8:4-15 Reading the parable of the soils reminds me of the story of Johnny Appleseed; a story I heard growing up in Cleveland. I always believed there was a real person named Johnny who planted trees wherever he went, … Continue reading

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Hopeless Travelers

Luke 24:13-35 They had pinned their hopes on him leading them to success. They weren’t sure what would happen along the way, but they knew he would protect them. Long days and ominous night were their lot, but they assumed … Continue reading

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