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November 23 – The Who of Thanksgiving

2 Peter 1; Jeremiah 41-42; Psalm 139 In the United States, Thanksgiving was established as a national holiday during the War Between the States in 1863. Prior to that time, many states had held their own observances of a day … Continue reading

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October 19 – Making the Dress

Revelation 19; Isaiah 5-6; Psalm 109:20-31 We’ve all heard the stories. There’s something about a wedding that can bring out the worst in people. I’m sure that none of you, nor none of your friends fit the description, but we … Continue reading

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October 12 – “Rejoice! We Conquer!”

Revelation 12; Esther 2; Psalm 105:26-45 The marathon is a long-distance race. It lasts 26.2 miles and is not for the faint of heart or body. In other words, don’t expect to see me running a marathon. The race began … Continue reading

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October 4 – God, Author of ALL Creation!

Revelation 4; Nehemiah 5:1-7:4; Psalm 99 When you think of giants in the computer industry, two names come to mind: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Those two built the two dominant computer companies from the basement or garage up to … Continue reading

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December 22 – Endure Now for the Future Glory

Psalm 113; Genesis 30:1-24; Romans 8:18-30 The story of the ant and the grasshopper is an interesting story. In the original fable by Aesop, the ant works hard gathering and storing food while the grasshopper refuses to work and plays … Continue reading

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April 8 – Holy!

Psalm 30; Isaiah 6:1-4; Revelation 4:1-11 Sometimes when we are around something of great value, we grow so accustomed to it that we forget the value. We do this with people when we become so used to a person that … Continue reading

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October 5 – The Cross: Foolishness or Power?

Revelation 5; Nehemiah 7:5-8:12; Psalm 100 In his book “The Great Divorce” CS Lewis tells the story of the fictional theologian who thinks Jesus was a failure because He died at such an early age. He ponders aloud the question … Continue reading

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June 6 – None Like Him

Romans 11:25-36; 1 Samuel 21-22; Psalm 66 I am amazed at my own spiritual arrogance sometimes. I will act as if God has been waiting around for my advice on how to handle issues. It’s as if I expect to … Continue reading

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March 1 – Plans

Matthew 8:14-34; Leviticus 1-2; Proverbs 19 I don’t think I’m the only one who concocts grand schemes that end up with me gaining riches or glory or fame. I have a great imagination. Of course, very few of those schemes … Continue reading

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June 11 – My Vanity or God’s Glory

Romans 15:14-33; 1 Samuel 29-31; Psalm 71 The old joke says that the worst things happen after the words, “Hey! Y’all watch me do this!” It’s so easy to be confident, even over-confident in our own abilities. We think we … Continue reading

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