Monthly Archives: August 2017

August 27 – Words Mean Something, Lots of Things!

John 7:1-24; 1 Chronicles 27-28; Zechariah 12 We use words in funny ways. Some people can craft amazing sentences that stir the soul. Others, while writing a lot more, can make us feel like places such as Narnia are real … Continue reading

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August 26 – Should I Stay or Should I Leave

Yes, I know it’s late. I’m going to be catching up after our hurricane break. Be ready for more than one a day until I do get caught up. John 6:60-71; 1 Chronicles 25-26; Zechariah 11 Evacuation was an important … Continue reading

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August 25 – No Empty Shelves There

John 6:22-59; 1 Chronicles 24; Zechariah 10 The first things to disappear from store shelves when a hurricane is coming are water and bread. We have to have that water. We have to have that bread. Those are vital for … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey Update

Greetings Folks! This is a little administrative update. I live in the path of Hurricane Harvey (well, expected to be a hurricane soon.) I’m mentioning this because if I don’t post on Saturday and for a few days after, it’s … Continue reading

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August 24 – It Seemed Like a Good Idea…

John 6:1-21; 1 Chronicles 22:2-23:32; Zechariah 9 In 1876, Western Union had a monopoly on the most advanced communication technology available: the telegraph. The President of Western Union, William Orten, was offered a chance to buy the patent on a … Continue reading

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August 23 – Whatta Ya Know?

John 5:19-47; 1 Chronicles 20:1-22:1; Zechariah 8 Science is the art of knowing. It is an ever-expanding thirst for knowledge that’s never satiated as each discovery leads to even more questions. This thirst, this quest for knowledge, is why “Settled … Continue reading

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August 22 – God Helps Those Who…

John 5:1-18; 1 Chronicles 18-19; Zechariah 7 The average American has some understanding of the Bible. For instance, almost all of us know that “God helps those who help themselves” is a direct quote from the Bible. It’s there in, … Continue reading

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August 21 – What Would You Do?

John 4:43-54; 1 Chronicles 17; Zechariah 6 An advertising slogan that really caught on was a certain company asking what you would do for one of their products. (The name of course isn’t mentioned because they don’t need free publicity. … Continue reading

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August 20 – Progressive Faith

John 4:27-42; 1 Chronicles 16:7-43; Zechariah5 Advertising is a tricky business. People trying to sell you something try to make their product so appealing that you’ll want to go out and buy it. At the same time, they can oversell … Continue reading

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August 19 – “Not One of THOSE People!”

John 4:1-26; 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:6; Zechariah4 My wife has often joked about me being her fourth child when I, uhm, enjoy life too much. I have to correct her, mildly of course, and remind her that I was with her … Continue reading

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