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May 29 – Carry On in Faith

Romans 4; 1 Samuel 13; Psalm 58 It’s been a long while since I’ve been to an amusement park. I have to admit, I enjoy the rides and the shows, but I hate the lines. For some of the roller … Continue reading

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May 20 – Faith Leads to Works

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor at Syracuse University. She was opposed to Christian beliefs as an atheist and was working on a book to “expose” the Christian right from her viewpoint. As … Continue reading

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May 11 – What Contract?

Acts 20:1-16; Judges 13; Job 41 Whenever music stars appear in concert there are interesting provisions in the contract. Some require certain types of water. Others require certain kinds of fresh fruit. Perhaps one of the more outrageous contract provisions … Continue reading

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May 8 – Hearing the Unexpected

Officer Scott Patrick of the Sarasota, Florida Police Department was walking into the department headquarters to turn in some paperwork when a car stopped in the middle of the road and honked at him. Figuring the driver needed help, he … Continue reading

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April 1 – Don’t Be Foolish

Matthew 25:1-30; Numbers 30-31; Job 1 It was Thanksgiving Day and Raymond Banuelos of Phoenix, Arizona decided that the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving would be to go rock climbing. A lot of people do outdoor activities on Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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March 15 – A Disturbing Story

Matthew 15:21-39; Leviticus 26-27; Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26 My daughter has accused me of being a “softy” when it comes to her dog. Sometimes, I think she thinks I do nothing but feed her dog table scraps. I don’t. That doesn’t quell … Continue reading

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February 12 – Power in the Blood

Hebrews 9:1-22; Exodus 6:28-8:32; Proverbs 2 “The blood tells us a lot,” the nurse said as she was taking my wife’s blood for testing. I laughed as I heard her say that because she reminded me of a line from … Continue reading

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January 29 – What Really Matters

Luke 21; Genesis 38; Psalm 29 How many times have you heard the old adage that “There’s no such thing as a stupid question?” Countless times. In the education field we repeat this constantly so our students will not be … Continue reading

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January 26 – Power and Truth

Luke 19:28-48; Genesis 34; Psalm 26 We all know that “children should be seen and not heard” because after all, what do they really know? I remember a story that culminated in a parade. As everyone watched the parade and … Continue reading

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January 17 – Wildfires and Friendship Bread

Luke 13:18-35; Genesis 24; Psalm 17 Every year we see the news. Forest fires have broken out in various parts of the country. We see pictures of hellish infernos and horrific damage. Houses and wildlife are destroyed. Firefighters from all … Continue reading

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