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November 13 – Do You Really Want All the Joy God Gives?

James 1; Jeremiah 21-22; Psalm 129 One of the fun parts of social media is sharing the joys that friends experience. Recently, one of my friends got married. I shared her joy as she posted about the engagement. Then, they … Continue reading

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July 24 – Leading By Example

1 Corinthians 11:1-16; 2 Kings 4; Amos 9 How would you define “leadership?” Leadership must be an important subject when you consider all the books and articles that have been written about it. There are 66 TED talks specifically devoted … Continue reading

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June 25 – God Restores

Mark 7:14-37; 2 Samuel 18; Daniel 11:21-45 One of the hardest things to observe is a Christian leader who fails. Sometimes it may be at the local level and observed by relatively few Christians, and yet each person who esteemed … Continue reading

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June 6 – Decision Day

Romans 11:25-36; 1 Samuel 21-22; Psalm 66 You may have seen the practice of “Rumspringa” sensationalized on TV. According to the shows, this is the period when Amish youth are trying to decide if they want to remain in the … Continue reading

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December 17 – Sorry

Psalm 80:1-7; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 10:10-18 An executive wrote about a problem she had: she apologized too much. You’ve probably known people like this. “I’m sorry if I’m bothering you, but can I ask you a question?” “You don’t need … Continue reading

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October 7 – Share the Gospel

A quick note: I had a medical procedure today, and I really thought I had finished this and posted it much earlier! The medical procedure came out perfectly. The devotional, as usual, is here warts and all. Psalm 111; Numbers … Continue reading

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August 9 – Love the Sinner.

2 Corinthians 10; 2 Kings 23:36-24:20; Habakkuk 1 On the first day of school every year I point out a sign to my students. The sign says essentially that they can have a very nice teacher or a very mean … Continue reading

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