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March 21 – More Manna? Anything Else?

Matthew 19:16-30; Numbers 11-12; Ecclesiastes 8 Shel Silverstein wrote the lyrics to a song that tells of a man who made it all. He was living what our society would call the good life. He could have whatever he wanted. … Continue reading

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January 5 – Refuge

Luke 7:18-50; Genesis 11; Psalm 5 Have you ever watched a disaster movie? Most of us have seen one, or at least seen the trailers when they advertise on TV. When the disasters might affect children, there is always a … Continue reading

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November 25 – Choices and Consequences

Psalm 122; Genesis 6:1-10; Hebrews 11:1-7 There is an old saying that you can choose your actions, but you can’t choose the consequences of your actions. For example, and please don’t do this, you can jump out of the tenth … Continue reading

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April 25 – Facing Difficult Circumstances

Psalm 133; 1 Samuel 20:1-23 35-42; Acts 11:19-26 There is a moralistic story told of a man who was an alcoholic. When he passed away, his two sons came to the funeral. It happened that one of the sons was … Continue reading

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September 30 – Finding Joy

Jude 1; Ezra 9-10; Psalm 95 A friend of mine recently talked about her child who had given a rundown on all the bad news in the area where she lived.  She decided that she needed to stop watching the … Continue reading

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May 14 – Dealing With The Temporary

Acts 21:37-22:29; Judges 17-18; Psalm 43 Everyone has those days, weeks, or maybe even years; even Christians. You know what I mean. You look at your spouse and ask. “What else can go wrong?” and you immediately regret asking that … Continue reading

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February 27 – Showing Joy

Matthew 7; Exodus 37:1-38:31; Proverbs 17 Attitude is everything. Well, almost everything. I know people who go through difficult times that would destroy most people with a smile. They survive. Other people face a small bump in their road and … Continue reading

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February 8 – Dealing with Circumstances

Hebrews 4:14-6:12; Genesis 49:1-50:26; Psalm 39 How do we react when we undergo unfavorable circumstances? I tend to grumble and complain a lot. It gets worse if the circumstances are because someone did something that showed a lack of intelligence … Continue reading

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