Tag Archives: discouragement

August 7 – Git ‘Er Done

2 Corinthians 8; 2 Kings 20-21; Nahum 2 One of the activities I participate in almost every year is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The idea behind NaNoWriMo is that every person has that one story, that one novel inside … Continue reading

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August 2 – Troubles Come

2 Corinthians 1:1-2:4; 2 Kings 14; Micah 4:1-5:1 My dad had a friend named Bill the last years of his life. Bill W made a great change in his life and the funny thing is that Bill had died years … Continue reading

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May 1 – In the Face of Discouragement…

Acts 14; Joshua 22; Job 31 Paul and Barnabas had an interesting first missionary journey. Imagine going to places where people had no concept of the idea of one true God. Imagine being able to bring the message of God’s … Continue reading

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November 1 – Dealing With Blasphemers

1 Timothy 3; Isaiah 36-37; Psalm 119:97-120 Times were tense in Judah. Assyria had conquered Israel and just about everyone else in its quest for world conquest. Many cities of Judah had been captured and now the army was at … Continue reading

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October 11 – God Reigns

Revelation 11; Esther 1; Psalm 105:1-25 Part 2 of Handel’s “Messiah” ends with a scene called “God’s Triumph” which ends with the Hallelujah Chorus. The Hallelujah Chorus is a favorite song of many with great traditions. One of the verses … Continue reading

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August 26 – No Where Else To Go

John 6:60-71; 1 Chronicles 25-26; Zechariah 11 Jesus spoke some difficult words to those following Him. The crowds couldn’t understand and most left.  “Then Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you also want to go away?’ But Simon Peter answered Him, ‘Lord, … Continue reading

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June 3 – Spiritual Droughts

Romans 9:1-29; 1 Samuel 17:55-18:30; Psalm 63 Saul and David had an interesting relationship. David originally began meeting with Saul to play music when a troubling spirit came over Saul. The music would soothe him. Then came Goliath and Saul … Continue reading

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March 6 – When Discouragement Sets In

Matthew 11:1-19; Leviticus 11-12; Proverbs 24 Blood may be thicker than water, but imprisonment can really lead to discouragement. John had poured out his life proclaiming the coming Messiah. When Jesus came to be baptized John demurred, recognizing who Jesus … Continue reading

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June 1 – From the Ends of the Earth

Romans 7; 1 Samuel 16; Psalm 61 God is not limited. He inhabits all of space. He inhabits all of time. We cannot go to a place where God is not. We cannot go to a time where God is … Continue reading

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February 7 – Encouragement!

Hebrews 3:1-4:13; Genesis 48; Psalm 38 There are times in life when we get discouraged. A major project flops; a dream’s bubble is popped; something that we have worked long and hard on falls through; you understand the situations. I … Continue reading

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