Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 31 – What Difference Does It Make?

Matthew 24:32-51; Numbers 28-29; Song of Solomon 8:5-14 I can’t tell you how many times we have gone through a predicted “end of the world” since I’ve been alive. People have set dates for the return of Jesus; written books … Continue reading

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March 29 – Follow the Leader

Matthew 24:1-31; Numbers 25-27; Song of Solomon 6:4-8:4 I’ve told my principal that she needs to let me know if she’s being transferred because if she doesn’t have a spot available for me on her new staff, I’m going to … Continue reading

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March 29 – The Bigger Picture

Matthew 23:13-39; Numbers 23:27-24:25; Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3 Sometimes as a teacher I get nit-picky when I’m grading. I take off points for missing, or extra, commas. I subtract for wrong use of capitalization. Incomplete sentences get point deductions as … Continue reading

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March 28 – When God Says “No!” (Don’t Try Again!)

Matthew 23:1-12; Numbers 22:41-23:26; Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1 I tend to be impulsive. I make my plans, start working on them and then, in the middle of the actions, breathe silent prayers asking God to bless what I’m doing. How … Continue reading

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March 27 – Love God, Love People

Matthew 22:23-46; Numbers 22:1-40; Song of Solomon 2:8-3:5 How many times have we heard people talk about “the bottom line?” They don’t want to worry about all the details. They don’t want to crunch the numbers. They just want “the … Continue reading

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March 26 – Snakes on a Plain

Matthew 22:1-22; Numbers 21; Song of Solomon 1:1-2:7 The Israelites were grumbling again. God sent poisonous snakes to bite the people. As the people started dying, they confessed their sin to Moses and when Moses prayed for them, God gave … Continue reading

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March 25 – In Spite of Me

Matthew 21:28-46; Numbers 19-20; Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14 There is a reluctance, a fear sometimes, when I know what God is calling me to do. There are people God wants to bless and He’s given me the privilege of participating in bringing … Continue reading

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March 24 – Scattering Love

Matthew 21:1-27; Numbers 17-18; Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 You probably know that you’re not supposed to put all your eggs in one basket. That is an Americanism that has been ingrained upon us from birth, or so it would seem. I guess … Continue reading

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March 23 – Incompetence

Matthew 20:17-34; Numbers 15-16; Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 We’ve all seen those types of movies. The good guys are under attack and the leader organizes them. A defensive plan is created. A perimeter is set up. One person messes it all up … Continue reading

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March 22 – Small

Matthew 20:1-16; Numbers 13-14; Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 I wonder why it is that I don’t remember the many different ways that God has protected me when I encounter a difficult situation. Trouble comes to me and I start whimpering, wondering why … Continue reading

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