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December 23 – Is This The End, Or Is This The Beginning?

Luke 1:26-56; Ezekiel 34; Isaiah 58 Something about a baby changes lives. I remember when my wife let me know that she was expecting our first child. Life changed from that moment as we were no long just husband and … Continue reading

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December 17 – Rejoicing and Gentleness – What Christians Should Act Like

Philippians 4; Ezekiel 24; Isaiah 52 Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a great motivational speaker and preacher. He tells this story on himself that I’ve always loved. “A drunk saw Peale across a busy restaurant. ‘Dr. Peale, Dr. Peale, he … Continue reading

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August 28 – Cool, Refreshing Water

John 7:25-52; 1 Chronicles 29; Zechariah 13 Water. Refreshing cool water on a hot day. Growing up, we drank it out of the hose. We took turns and made sure we didn’t get our mouth on the end of the … Continue reading

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July 18 – As You Were….

1 Corinthians 6; 1 Kings 19; Amos 3:3-4:3 The Sexual Revolution began in the 1960’s. Attitudes changed so that Christian values relating to sexuality and marriage gave way to more permissive attitudes. Fears of the consequences that came from a … Continue reading

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May 26 – Live By Faith

Romans 1:16-32; 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16; Psalm 55 Core Values guide companies in their work. When a company has strong core values, every decision they make takes those values into account. Strong core values can prevent companies from making mistakes that … Continue reading

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April 27 – “Christians”

Acts 11:19-30; Joshua 13-14; Job 27 In October, 1993 the sports world was rocked by the announcement that Michael Jordan was retiring from basketball. He had just finished leading the Chicago Bulls to their third straight championship. Most thought Jordan … Continue reading

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March 22 – An Unfair God

Matthew 20:1-16; Numbers 13-14; Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 I hear stories of them, but haven’t found anything I can verify through research. You know what I mean: death bed conversions. Every so often a well-known atheist or agnostic dies and rumors are … Continue reading

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February 26 – Treasure in Heaven

Matthew 6:19-34; Exodus 35:1-36:38; Proverbs 16 She was the world’s most successful female entrepreneur. She was eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire in America. Yet when she died, her net worth was slightly over half a million dollars. What … Continue reading

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January 7 – Go Tell or No Tell?

Luke 8:26-56; Genesis 13:1-14:24; Psalm 7 I’m living on the fringes of the author world right now. I haven’t published anything other than my devotionals here on this blog, but I’m working at it. I’m making contacts and getting to … Continue reading

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July 5 – The Christian Effect

Psalm 119:73-80; Jeremiah 8:4-13; Acts 19:28-41 In a comedy routine on the old Dick Van Dyke show, Dick’s real life brother, Jerry, plays his brother in the show. Jerry comes home from some time in the army and is upset. … Continue reading

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