Monthly Archives: December 2012

Action Step #22 – Endings and Beginnings

As we look forward to the end of 2012 and 2013 many people will set resolutions or goals for the new year. So let me offer some suggestions for resolutions/goals for this next year. Begin by thinking about your finances. … Continue reading

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December 31 – Malachi 3-4 and Revelation 22:11-21

The “last minute” seems to be the most productive time in anyone’s life. Those deadlines we have imposed on us or that we impose on ourselves create a sense of urgency to complete our tasks and make sure that our … Continue reading

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Action Step #21 – Support Your Local Minister

Throughout the Bible we see situations where the shepherds, the leaders fail in their appointed duties. One of the things that we can do is work to support our local minister. Encourage them, pray for them, get to know them … Continue reading

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December 30 – Malachi 1-2 and Revelation 22:1-10

Throughout the years we have seen many scandals in churches. Leaders from just about every flavor of Christianity have strayed in ways that believers and non-believers alike realize is wrong. Why would those enjoying the privilege of being called God’s … Continue reading

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December 29 – Zechariah 13-14 and Revelation 21

“There’s got to be something better than this.” That sentiment has fueled all kinds of advances in human society. We have looked at our world and tried to find ways to make it better and have all kinds of products … Continue reading

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Action Step #20 – Blessings

The goal of these action steps is to give you ideas on how to bless others. Sometimes it may be an encouragement to give to some organization like Samaritan’s Purse which in this case is fighting slavery. Yes, slavery still … Continue reading

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December 28 – Zechariah 10-12 and Revelation 20

The story is told of the young newlywed couple walking along the shore. He looks out at the water and in a fit of poetic inspiration cries out “Roll on, thou deep and mighty ocean.” She looks for a moment, … Continue reading

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Action Step #19 – Caring for Others

A friend told a story on Facebook of being outside shoveling his walk when an elderly lady down the block caught his attention. She couldn’t shovel her own area and asked him what it would cost for him to help. … Continue reading

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December 27 – Zechariah 7-9 and Revelation 19

Tom Lehrer is a singing satirist who was famous in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. One of the lines that haunts me comes from his “Christmas Carol.” “At Christmas time you can’t be sore; your fellow man you must adore, … Continue reading

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Action Step #18 – Boxing Day

Boxing Day, in short, was a day designed to make a special effort to recognize the efforts of people who provide services to you throughout the year. While not celebrated specifically in America, because we are usually too busy taking … Continue reading

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