Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 30 – Dealing with Evaluators

Psalm 90; Numbers 17:1-11; 2 Peter 3:1-18 It happens every year or two for teachers: the dreaded teacher evaluation. During this time the principal or other supervisor comes into the classroom with a pad of paper and write down everything … Continue reading

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November 28 – … and Comfort the Afflicted

Psalm 25:1-10; Nehemiah 9:16-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 Comedians have a special kind of problem when they perform. There are people, who, having imbibed enough adult beverages, think that they are funnier than the comedian and make a point of letting … Continue reading

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November 27 – The Best Days of our Lives

Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36 There is a lot of nostalgia for the good old days. We think back to younger, more care-free days and somehow idolize those times as the best of all times. That … Continue reading

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November 26 – Advent

Psalm 122; Genesis 6:11-22; Matthew 24:1-22 I grew up loving the Cubs. Friends who wanted to poke fun at me over the past few years would post a picture of a wagon train with the caption “Pictures of the last … Continue reading

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November 25 – Choices and Consequences

Psalm 122; Genesis 6:1-10; Hebrews 11:1-7 There is an old saying that you can choose your actions, but you can’t choose the consequences of your actions. For example, and please don’t do this, you can jump out of the tenth … Continue reading

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November 24 – A Time for Thanks

Psalm 122; Daniel 9:15-19; James 4:1-10 Thanksgiving. Today we set aside this day as a day to give thanks for the blessings of God. In a recent discussion, someone noted that they don’t count today special because they give thanks … Continue reading

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November 23 – Fake News and Real News

Psalm 24; Isaiah 60:8-16; Luke 1:1-4 The chatter these days is of the problems with “Fake News.” A friend recently asked if anyone knew what “Yellow Journalism” was, perhaps to remind us that “fake news” has been around for a … Continue reading

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November 22 – The Power of Grace

Psalm 24; Isaiah 33:17-22; Revelation 22:8-21 Mercy is an important quality among Christians. We are to have mercy to one another. In one of the most well-known parables on this subject Jesus tells the story of a King who forgives … Continue reading

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November 21 – When Will There Be an End?

Psalm 24; Jeremiah 46:18-28; Revelation 21:5-27 In the movie “The Agony and the Ecstasy” Rex Harrison plays Pope Julius II. The Pope commissions Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel. He was, perhaps, concerned about his legacy. While the painting is … Continue reading

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