Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 31 – Luke 22:39-71, Genesis 40, and Psalm 31

My family has a strong family resemblance. I remember visiting with my father once when my eldest son was less than a year old. He pulled out a picture and I racked my brains wondering how and why someone had … Continue reading

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January 30 – Luke 22:1-38, Genesis 39, and Psalm 30

Crunch time! I think that just about every boy dreams of being in a situation where they are called in at the last minute and winning the game. Touchdown pass in the Super Bowl; Grand Slam in the World Series; … Continue reading

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January 29 – Luke 21, Genesis 38, and Psalm 29

T-shirts today are a mix of pop psychology, religion and standup comedy. There’s also a sense of safety in wearing a t-shirt; people put shirts on with the most outlandish comments and rather than being ashamed or embarrassed, they shrug, … Continue reading

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January 28 – Luke 20:27-47,Genesis 37, and Psalm 28

I sing a lot. When I am teaching I can’t sing out loud, at least most of the time, so I sing to myself, or at least I thought I did. I had some of last year’s students in my … Continue reading

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January 27 – Luke 20:1-26, Genesis 35:1-36:43, and Psalm 27

Life can be discouraging. We look around us and we see how evil seems to take control. Bad news comes at us from every side: TV, radio, newspaper, and internet, and it seems like there is no respite from the … Continue reading

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January 26 – Luke 19:28-48, Genesis 34 and Psalm 26

Unintended consequences almost always have negative effects. When people search for an easy solution and don’t consider the possible outcomes, they are surprised. For example, a a state in Australia passed a law that you could not ride a bike … Continue reading

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January 25 – Luke 19:1-27, Genesis 32-33 and Psalm 25

We’ve all had THOSE dreams, haven’t we? In our dreams we are at school and notice we are only wearing underwear…or less.  You know what I mean. We supposedly have those dreams because of fears of being embarrassed. Or maybe … Continue reading

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January 24 – Luke 18:18-43, Genesis 31, and Psalm 24

As a teacher I set guidelines for students when they do their assignments. It must be a certain length. It must cover certain subjects. You know what I’m talking about. It is amazing to me that when assignments are completed … Continue reading

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January 23 – Luke 18:1-17, Genesis 29:31-30:43, and Psalm 23

  People react to things in different ways. Some, upon a great achievement make sure that everyone knows how great they are. They point out all the wonderful things that they have done in the past and how they expect … Continue reading

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January 22 – Luke 17, Genesis 29:1-30, and Psalm 22

Sometimes life gets hectic for me. I know that it never gets that way for anybody else. In the middle of all the hecticity I sometimes want to cry out, “Can’t I just have a normal peaceful life?” It is … Continue reading

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