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September 12 – Ya Gotta Love ‘Em!

John 14:15-31; 2 Chronicles 21:2-22:12; Psalm 79 “Rule Number 1: The boss is always right. Rule Number 2: If the boss is wrong, refer to rule number 1.” We’ve all seen those two rules for getting along at work in … Continue reading

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September 8 – About That Judging Thing…

John 12:27-50; 2 Chronicles 16-17; Psalm 78:1-20 It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, or so they say. This saying probably originated with the opera Gotterdamerung when Brunhilde, usually a “well-upholstered lady” comes out and sings the final ten … Continue reading

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August 29 – Drop the Stones

John 8:1-20; 2 Chronicles 1:1-2:16; Zechariah 14 I have a lot to do today. When I’m overwhelmed with tasks that need to be accomplished, I create a “to-do” list. I know, I should do something like that every day, but … Continue reading

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August 27 – Words Mean Something, Lots of Things!

John 7:1-24; 1 Chronicles 27-28; Zechariah 12 We use words in funny ways. Some people can craft amazing sentences that stir the soul. Others, while writing a lot more, can make us feel like places such as Narnia are real … 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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July 5 – I Signed Up For What?

Mark 13:1-13; 1 Kings 6; Hosea 8 I write other kinds of things than devotionals. My problem is that nothing else is ready for publication yet. I have a lot of editing to do. One of the things I do … Continue reading

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May 10 – Changed Hearts

Acts 19:21-41; Judges 11:34-12:15; Job 40 You’ve probably seen, or heard, the phrase “You can’t legislate morality” if you’ve ever gotten into a discussion about certain moral issues and laws related to those issues. At first glance, it seems like … Continue reading

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February 21 – Coming First

Matthew 3; Exodus 24; Proverbs 11 The battle to destroy institutional segregation involved many people. Members of the African-American community focused a lot of their battles on desegregating education because they knew that increasing opportunities for education would open up … Continue reading

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November 19 – Children

Psalm 46; Jeremiah 22:18-30; Luke 18:15-17 The old adage is that children should be seen and not heard. Anyone who’s been on an airplane with children yelling out and running up and down the aisles might mutter that under their … Continue reading

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November 13 – The Pre-Game Show

Malachi 4:1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 If you make it a habit to go to church, you will probably miss the pre-game show on TV. It is in this show that pundits discuss the game that’s about … Continue reading

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