Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 30 – Standing Strong

Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Kings 19:8-20 35-37; Revelation 2:12-29 It was a little over a month ago that we were given those amazing words “Complete Pathologic Response.” What that means is that after all the chemo and the surgery, there is … Continue reading

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September 29 – Destroying Snakes

Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Kings 18:1-8 28-36; Revelation 2:8-11 There is this mythical belief among Christians that somehow, if they had more direct contact with God, they wouldn’t sin. I say mythical because that belief contradicts human nature, and we actually … Continue reading

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September 28 – Dealing with Arrogance

Psalm 62; Hosea 12:2-14; Matthew 19:16-22 There is an arrogance that comes with wealth. Not every wealthy person displays arrogance, though. We have been the beneficiaries on a couple of occasions when wealthy people have helped us and I know … Continue reading

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September 27 – It’s All About That Power

Psalm 62; Hosea 10:9-15; James 5:1-6 It happens every four years here in the United States. People struggle to gain their party’s nomination t’for President, and then the two main nominees and a gaggle of other candidates engage in a … Continue reading

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September 26 – In Search of Gold

Psalm 62; Amos 6:8-14; Revelation 3:14-22 In the late 1500’s the English and the Spanish were competing for discoveries in the New World. The English, having seen the gold brought back by the Spanish from South America, headed towards the … Continue reading

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September 25 – Clueless

Amos 6:1a 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31 It’s hard to say this without sounding judgmental, but some people are just clueless. There, I’ve said it. You can now think quietly about some of those people in your … Continue reading

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September 24 – Build Relationships

Psalm 146; Proverbs 28:11-28; Luke 9:43b-48 It is interesting that the passages this week focused on caring for the poor, and looking out for the oppressed. It has been a difficult week for those who are truly seeking justice for … Continue reading

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September 23 – Not What We Deserve

Psalm 146; Proverbs 28:3-10; Ephesians 2:1-10 Ah, the good life! A nice home, a loving spouse, 2.2 children, a good job, a fine car, the best food and drink…. don’t we all dream of something like that? As we walk … Continue reading

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September 22 – Calming the Tides

Psalm 146; Proverbs 22:2-16; 2 Corinthians 8:8-15 Ocean tides are interesting. Some places have two high tides and two low tides per day. Others have just one high and low tide per day. In some cases, the differences between the … Continue reading

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September 21 – When Reconciliation is Needed

Psalm 12; Proverbs 21:10-16; Luke 20:45—21:4 Let me start out by saying that I completely disagree with Colin Kaepernick’s method of protesting. I believe that we should honor our country and our flag. I still tear up during the National … Continue reading

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