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January 1 – Acting On My Beliefs

Note: for a variety of reasons, I am changing the format of my devotionals. If you prefer the old format, see the links at the end. I’ll explain why before the links.  Genesis 4-6 Matthew 2 (New Century Version) “While Joseph thought … Continue reading

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November 9 – When the Grace of God Overwhelms You

Titus 1; Jeremiah 13-14; Psalm 125 A mobster had been arrested for gambling and was talking to a prosecutor. The discussion turned to the lottery and the mobster recalled a recent news story about a young lady with mental disabilities … Continue reading

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August 14 – Perspective

John 1:19-34; 1 Chronicles 7-8; Zephaniah 3 There’s an old Hindu fable about 6 blind men experiencing an elephant for the first time. Each of the men touches a different part of the elephant and then describes what the elephant … Continue reading

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March 18 – Enjoying Wealth

Matthew 18:1-20; Numbers 5-6; Ecclesiastes 5 The Chelsea Hotel in New York has been a hangout for artists for centuries. Mark Twain once lived there, as did Janis Joplin. At times, artists were allowed to pay the rent with their … Continue reading

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September 29 – Destroying Snakes

Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Kings 18:1-8 28-36; Revelation 2:8-11 There is this mythical belief among Christians that somehow, if they had more direct contact with God, they wouldn’t sin. I say mythical because that belief contradicts human nature, and we actually … Continue reading

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August 21 – No Good Deed

Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17 We’ve all heard the statement that “no good deed goes unpunished.” In fact, we’ve all probably thought that as we’ve tried to help people in difficult circumstances only to have something happen … Continue reading

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January 12 – Mercy Wins!

Baptism of the Lord [1] Psalm 106:1-12 (God saves through water); Judges 5:12-21 (The song of Deborah); 1 John 5:13-21 (The life of those born of God) Sinning is a part of human nature. Let’s face it – when given … Continue reading

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