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Getting Rid of Knee Jerk Reactions and Condescending Attitudes

If you’re a Christian in the Conservative/Evangelical tradition, the idea of women in ministry or church leadership was never really a concern until recent times. We knew “they” didn’t belong because that was the way it had always been. That … Continue reading

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February 28 – Living As A Two-Handed Christian

Numbers 17-19 Mark 6:30-56 “But Jesus answered, ‘You give them something to eat.’ They said to him, ‘We would all have to work a month to earn enough money to buy that much bread!’” (Mark 6:37 NCV) It had been … Continue reading

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February 23 – Sow What?

Numbers 5-6 Mark 4:1-20 “Others are like the seed planted in the good ground. They hear the teaching and accept it. Then they grow and produce fruit—sometimes thirty times more, sometimes sixty times more, and sometimes a hundred times more.” … Continue reading

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January 19 – Getting Down in the Dirt

Genesis 46-48 Matthew 13:1-30 “And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and the temptation of wealth stop that teaching from … Continue reading

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December 24 – What’s In A Name?

Luke 1:57-80; Ezekiel 35-36; Isaiah 59 My wife and I discussed baby names long before she was even pregnant. We knew the names we wanted to use and we knew why a year or two before we even tried to … 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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November 27 -Riding the Coattails of Grace

Galatians 2; Jeremiah 49-50; Psalm 143 You can make a lot of money on the internet. You don’t have to be brilliant; you don’t have to be original; you don’t have to be a pioneer. In fact, pioneers have a … Continue reading

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November 12 – If You Want to Change the World

Philemon 1:1-25; Jeremiah 19-20; Psalm 128 It was Gaius, a renowned legal expert in ancient Rome, who said that slavery was a human institution not found in nature and that another human institution, war, brought the bulk of the slaves … Continue reading

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November 2 – Just Do It My Way…

1 Timothy 4; Isaiah 38-39; Psalm 119:121-144 A friend recently released a book that had me nervous at first. The bad guy…er…the villain(s) in the story are part of a cult. Every warning bell in my head went off. I’m … 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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