Monthly Archives: April 2016

April 30 – Encountering Jesus

Psalm 67; Proverbs 2:9-15; Luke 19:1-10 “Birds of a feather flock together.” We all know that cliche. We all know that it’s usually used to warn our children about the kinds of kids they are hanging out with. Well, there … Continue reading

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April 29 – Wisdom

Psalm 67; Proverbs 2:6-8; Acts 16:1-8 A lot of careers have basic educational requirements that include a college degree. Many places will increase their workers’ salaries when they receive advanced degrees such as masters or doctoral degrees. As a result, … Continue reading

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April 28 – Disagreements

Psalm 67; Proverbs 2:1-5; Acts 15:36-41 My pastor once said that if you want to learn about the disputes within a church, check out that church’s constitution. Those bylaws and amendments that make you do a double take – those … Continue reading

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April 27 – On Greed and Poverty

Psalm 133; Leviticus 19:9-18; Luke 10:25-28 Ok, I confess. When I have an ice cream sundae, I want to get ever last bit of that ice creamy and chocolatey goodness. I run my spoon over every part of the bowl … Continue reading

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April 26 – When Disaster Strikes

Psalm 133; 2 Samuel 1:4-27; Acts 11:27-30 Disasters. They happen all over the world. Floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, drought, and famines strike, often without warning, sometimes so slowly that we don’t realize it’s happening until we are in the midst of … Continue reading

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April 25 – Facing Difficult Circumstances

Psalm 133; 1 Samuel 20:1-23 35-42; Acts 11:19-26 There is a moralistic story told of a man who was an alcoholic. When he passed away, his two sons came to the funeral. It happened that one of the sons was … Continue reading

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April 24 – Loving Each Other

Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35 As a teacher I have been known to give assignments where the grading was simple: if you did the assignment you got a 100. If you didn’t do the assignment, you got … Continue reading

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April 23 – Judgment

Psalm 148; Daniel 7:27; Revelation 11:16-19 Many years ago I worked for a man who also had his girlfriend working there. That wasn’t a good situation because his wife would also come in to see him at various times. Ok, … Continue reading

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April 22 – Praise

Psalm 148; Daniel 7:13-14; Revelation 11:15 My wife almost always asks how my day was. Sometimes I’m not sure how to answer. You know what I mean when it’s been when of “those” days when your first reaction is that … Continue reading

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April 21 – A Bitter Pill

Psalm 148; Ezekiel 2:8—3:11; Revelation 10:1-11 “Do you want the good news or the bad news first?” How many times have we heard someone say something like that? We dread the bad, but want the good. We can’t have just … Continue reading

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