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November 9 – Word

Psalm 123; Job 25:1—26:14; John 5:19-29 A lot of words have been spoken in recent days about our election. Pundits chimed in. People commented on social media. Television advertisements flooded the airways. A lot of words have been spoken since … Continue reading

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August 31 – Healing

Psalm 119:65-72; Isaiah 57:14-21; Luke 14:15-24 One of the ways doctors save lives these days is with organ transplants. It is one of the miracles of modern medicine that doctors can take an organ from another person, sometimes even when … Continue reading

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October 22 – Motivation

1 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 11-13; Psalm 112 With some things, it doesn’t matter why you do them, the important thing is that they get done. Housekeeping chores are a lot like that. My wife doesn’t care why I do the … Continue reading

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April 22 – Hopeless Cases

Acts 9:1-25; Joshua 3:1-5:1; Job 22 Have you ever seen a “hopeless case?” You know the kind of person I mean. From a Christian perspective a “hopeless case” is someone so evil and so enmeshed in their religious beliefs that … Continue reading

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December 27 – Hope

Luke 3:1-20; Ezekiel 40-41; Isaiah 62 Hope. The lack of hope brings sickness and death. Hope brings life. Hope restores our spirit and our soul. Israel, in the time of the exile, did not have hope. It fell to Isaiah … Continue reading

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September 4 – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

John 10:22-42; 2 Chronicles 9; Psalm 74 When things begin to go wrong, everything seems to goes wrong. You begin to be consumed by the negative emotions and the troubles seem to multiply. As the psalmist thought about the reproach … Continue reading

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July 27 – Reporting Good News

They started hauling off the loot and then realized there was a city full of starving people. “Then they said to one another, ‘We are not doing right. Today is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.'” The hopeless situation became one of joy and hope to the people. Continue reading

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January 27 – Luke 20:1-26, Genesis 35:1-36:43, and Psalm 27

Life can be discouraging. We look around us and we see how evil seems to take control. Bad news comes at us from every side: TV, radio, newspaper, and internet, and it seems like there is no respite from the … Continue reading

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