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About rockyfort

I am a retired Middle School Teacher. I share each day what God is teaching me from reading His word hoping that people can benefit from reading what God has taught me.

December 12 – A Partnership That Changes the World

Philippians 1:1-11; Ezekiel 18; Isaiah 47 You probably don’t recognize the names Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They met at Stanford in 1995, became good friends, and dropped out of doctoral work together. They had worked together on some different … Continue reading

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December 10 – The Battle Against Spiritual Forces of Wickedness

Ephesians 6; Ezekiel 17; Isaiah 46 During the Vietnam War, Country Joe and the Fish asked the kind of question that should be asked by anyone who thinks war is an option: “One, two, three, what are we fighting for?” … Continue reading

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December 10 – Radical Marriages – When Christians Changed the Rules

Ephesians 5:21-33; Ezekiel 16; Isaiah 45 When you study history, the process of marriage was quite complex. Marriages were usually arranged for political purposes. King David had a number of wives, but Solomon had him beat with over 700 wives … Continue reading

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December 9 – Ending an Evil in Our World

Ephesians 5:1-20; Ezekiel 14-15; Isaiah 44 When Hugh Hefner died recently, he was eulogized and lionized by many who applauded his business acumen, or his work that opened up the doors to “sexual freedom.” He turned $8,000 of borrowed money … Continue reading

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Just a Note

I ran a little late on the devotional today because I was enjoying some beautiful South Texas snow. We don’t get that often. Last snow was 13 years ago. 😀

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December 8 – Dealing With Anger and Bitterness

Ephesians 4:17-32; Ezekiel 12-13; Isaiah 43 You’ve probably seen one of those commercials where someone is foaming at the mouth upset about something that seems trivial. Then, a friend recognizes their anger and hands them a certain brand of candy … Continue reading

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December 7 – Inconceivable!

Ephesians 4:1-16; Ezekiel 10-11; Isaiah 42 I know that this is inconceivable, but I‘ve never watched the movie “Princess Bride.” There are some great lines from that movie that I’ve picked up on, and use, but as inconceivable as it … Continue reading

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December 6 – I’ll Pray For You

Ephesians 3; Ezekiel 8-9; Isaiah 41 “I’ll pray for you” is a standard response among Christians when they share problems or concerns with each other. Sometimes, the person who says that really means it and you know that they’re praying. … Continue reading

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December 5 – Just When You Thought You Were Dead and Without Hope…

Ephesians 2; Ezekiel 6-7; Isaiah 40 Can a man divorce his own widow? That sounds like the start of a bad gotcha joke, doesn’t it? In 1987, Gandaruban Subramanium ran a car rental business in Singapore that had serious financial … Continue reading

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December 4 – When the Eyes of Our Hearts Are Opened

Ephesians 1; Ezekiel 4-5; Psalm 150 Movies and books turn on those major “Aha” moment when the main character realizes they need to take action to deal with a problem. Luke Skywalker’s came when, while searching for a droid he … Continue reading

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