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April 20 – Money Can’t Buy….

Acts 8:1b-25; Deuteronomy 33-34; Job 20 What do people value? If you google the phrase “Money can’t buy happiness” and look at the images, you’ll discover what money can buy that’s pretty much the same things as happiness, or what … Continue reading

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April 9 – Expectations and Reality

Acts 1; Deuteronomy 11-12; Job 9 When I began teaching, I had some unrealistic expectations. I expected kids to sit quietly and learn, enthralled with every word that came out of my mouth. I expected amazing classroom discipline as kids … Continue reading

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September 22 – Calming the Tides

Psalm 146; Proverbs 22:2-16; 2 Corinthians 8:8-15 Ocean tides are interesting. Some places have two high tides and two low tides per day. Others have just one high and low tide per day. In some cases, the differences between the … Continue reading

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September 12 – What Love Is

John 14:15-31; 2 Chronicles 21:2-22:12; Psalm 79 What is it that tells the world that we are followers of God – that we love Jesus? So many people point to extraneous things they have or have done that it seems … Continue reading

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January 18 – Luke 14:1-24, Genesis 25, and Psalm 18

There is an old saying: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I think that’s why the Pharisees often asked Jesus to eat with them. They considered Jesus an enemy and wanted to keep an eye on them. While … Continue reading

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Action Step – 2013 #2 – Caring For Others

Sometimes these action steps seem to write themselves. So often it’s not that we do anything evil to our brother or sister it’s that we often forget to do anything good. It’s not that we even ignore those in need … Continue reading

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Action Step #20 – Blessings

The goal of these action steps is to give you ideas on how to bless others. Sometimes it may be an encouragement to give to some organization like Samaritan’s Purse which in this case is fighting slavery. Yes, slavery still … Continue reading

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December 27 – Zechariah 7-9 and Revelation 19

Tom Lehrer is a singing satirist who was famous in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. One of the lines that haunts me comes from his “Christmas Carol.” “At Christmas time you can’t be sore; your fellow man you must adore, … Continue reading

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