Monthly Archives: October 2016

October 31 – Judge Not?

Psalm 50; Nehemiah 13:1-3 23-31; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 In an essay on not judging others, Barbara Markway tells a story about a person walking through the forest. This person sees a cute little dog in the distance. As they approach … Continue reading

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October 30 – Improbable

Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-7; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4 11-12; Luke 19:1-10 Sherlock Holmes once said that “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” This is how the great Sherlock Holmes solved so … Continue reading

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October 29 – Doing it God’s Way

Psalm 32:1-7; Isaiah 1:1-9; John 8:39-47 You see stories about them occasionally. People with great war records, their medals available for all to see. They tell you of their accomplishments in serving our country. Then, they run into a member … Continue reading

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October 28 – More Than I Planned

Psalm 32:1-7; Job 22:21—23:17; 2 Peter 1:1-11 It seems to happen with me more than my wife. I go to the store to pick up a couple of things. On the way, she texts me to add something else to … Continue reading

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October 27 – Confession

Psalm 32:1-7; Proverbs 15:8-11 24-33; 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 I get tired watching a marathon on TV. Do you know that there are some people who run Marathons all the time? There is an even more difficult race called a Triathlon … Continue reading

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October 26 – They Should Know Better

Psalm 84:8-12; Daniel 5:13-31; Matthew 21:28-32 My pastor began his ministry at our church by talking about the past. One of his remarks was that if there were issues in the past, it was time to build a bridge and … Continue reading

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October 25 – Job Descriptions

Psalm 84:8-12; Daniel 5:1-12; 1 Peter 5:1-11 How would you describe your job in one (funny) sentence? Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert asked readers to do just that. Reader’s Digest posted some of the responses. Let’s see if you … Continue reading

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October 24 – I’ll Sue!

Psalm 84:8-12; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; 1 Peter 4:12-19 “I’ll sue!” I wonder if we had a national poll on establishing a new national motto if those words might be chosen to replace e Pluribus Unum. We are not only willing … Continue reading

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October 23 – Resume Padding Before God

Jeremiah 14:7-10 19-22; Psalm 84:1-7; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 16-18; Luke 18:9-14 You can find anything on the internet. Recently, someone posted guidelines on using a role-playing game to enhance a resume. They talked about meeting for creativity and conflict resolution … Continue reading

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October 22 – Mercy

Psalm 84:1-7; Jeremiah 14:1-6; Luke 1:46-55 We occasionally see stories in the news about couponers who get amazing deals. They have these awesome coupons from the manufacturer, they go in on triple coupon days, and by the time they leave … Continue reading

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