Monthly Archives: October 2017

October 31 – May God Bless and Keep the President…

1 Timothy 2; Isaiah 34-35; Psalm 119:65-96 The musical “Fiddler on the Roof” is the story of Russian Jews during the pogroms led by the Russian government. As the Jews sing about their traditions, and how they help the Jews … Continue reading

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October 30 – Living in the Grace of God

1 Timothy 1; Isaiah 31-33; Psalm 119:33-64 The image of the ugly American is one that causes most of us to cringe. We think of the loud-mouthed lout who acts obnoxiously in a foreign country. When people call him on … Continue reading

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October 29 – That Ages Old Problem

2 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 29-30; Psalm 119:1-32 Every industry, every business wants to improve productivity. In short that means they want the most output per dollar. Let me put it in simple terms: which worker is the better bargain – … Continue reading

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October 28 – Christian, Christian, Wherefore Art Thou, Christian

2 Thessalonians 2; Isaiah 27-28; Psalm 118 Teen love can be a terrible thing to watch. Shakespeare showed us that in the classic play of Romeo and Juliet. According to Shakespeare, Juliet was 13 and Romeo was just a bit … Continue reading

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October 27 – Unleash the Power!

2 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 25-26; Psalm 117 In every bad situation, there are blessings from God that can be gained if we look for them. Last year, my wife conquered cancer. During that time, one blessing I had was learning … Continue reading

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October 26 – I’d Rather Be Able to Pay Them Back…

1 Thessalonians 5; Isaiah 23-24; Psalm 116 I’m generally an easy-going person. I don’t hold grudges. I forgive pretty easily. But then I get behind the wheel of the car. Can you guess the rest of the story? I get … Continue reading

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October 25 – Power vs. Respect – Doing Things God’s Way

1 Thessalonians 4; Isaiah 20-22; Psalm 115 Harvey Weinstein. Hollywood. Yep, I just used those codewords to trigger you into anger even before you started reading this thought. Let’s face it though, how many of us were really surprised by … Continue reading

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October 24 – Don’t Be Surprised

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20; 1 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 17; Isaiah 18; Isaiah 19; Psalm 114 Surprises can be fun. When it’s your birthday and your spouse takes you out for what you think is going to be a dinner between the … Continue reading

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October 23 – Are You Worthy of the Name?

1 Thessalonians 2:1-16; Isaiah 14-16; Psalm 113 It is one of the “poignant” scenes in M*A*S*H that bring tears to your eyes. Charles Emerson Winchester, The Third, has decided that he needs to talk with Father Mulcahey because he’s afraid … Continue reading

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October 22 – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

1 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 11-13; Psalm 112 The movie series “Back to the Future” reminds us how small things can cause great changes. In the first time travel experiment, Marty McFly meets Doc Brown at Twin Pines Mall. Terrorists meet … Continue reading

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