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September 21 – When Courage Comes

John 20:19-31; 2 Chronicles 32; Psalm 88 Don’t you hate it when the best stories are apocryphal? We love the stories. We repeat them as great examples, only to find out that they may not be true. For example, according … Continue reading

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September 20 – Doing the Twist

John 20:1-18; 2 Chronicles 31; Psalm 87 I was talking to my pastor about my fiction writing, and he asked me if my stories had a twist. “I always love it when a story has a good twist at the … Continue reading

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September 16 – Living in Denial

John 18:1-18; 2 Chronicles 26; Psalm 83 I could always tell when one of my children had caused problem for my wife. Before she told me what they had done wrong, she prefaced her story with a question like: “Do … Continue reading

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September 15 – Protection

September 15 John 17; 2 Chronicles 25; Psalm 82 I remember running around the neighborhood with friends, walking to parks, and running to and from school in the morning. During the summer time, we did so much running around that … Continue reading

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September 14 – Peace and Encouragement

John 16:4-33; 2 Chronicles 24; Psalm 81 Have you ever noticed how much of our music revolves around our troubles? Jimmy cracks corn and no one even cares, because worse things are happening, if you listen to folk songs. We … Continue reading

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September 11 – There Is Only One Way…

John 14:1-14; 2 Chronicles 20:1-21:1; Psalm 78:56-72 My wife has a habit of naming inanimate objects. Our GPS unit is “Sally.” (With a voice like that, it couldn’t be male.) Whenever we go somewhere, we set Sally up and punch … Continue reading

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September 10 – The Test Jesus Gave

John 13:21-38; 2 Chronicles 19; Psalm 78:38-55 Many years ago, a car company had a commercial to highlight discounts on their cars. In order to get the discount, though, you had to go down to the store and guess the … Continue reading

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September 5 – “It Is Not Necessary For Me to Live”

John 11:1-27; 2 Chronicles 10-11; Psalm 75 A friend recently posted this from the devotional book that she’s using: Streams in the Desert. When a Roman soldier was told by his guide that if he insisted on taking a certain … Continue reading

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August 19 – “Not One of THOSE People!”

John 4:1-26; 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:6; Zechariah4 My wife has often joked about me being her fourth child when I, uhm, enjoy life too much. I have to correct her, mildly of course, and remind her that I was with her … Continue reading

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August 18 – Life Motto

John 3:22-36; 1 Chronicles 13-14; Zechariah3 Companies brand themselves in people’s minds with mottoes. Sometimes the mottoes are advertising slogans and sometimes they’re meant to motivate a company as well as inspire the public. Let me give you a few … Continue reading

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