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Watch, Wait, Work – Until the End Comes

One time, I had to leave the room to help another teacher with technical problems. While the teacher next door was able to listen for problems in my classroom for me, I was still concerned. When I finished my work and came back to the classroom, I noted my neighbor in my classroom. I groaned, but before I could ask what was wrong, she pointed at our assistant principal who had chosen that moment to do an unplanned walk through observation of my classroom. I think it’s safe to say that I died inside. I explained quickly why I wasn’t in the room and his comment made my day. “I wasn’t here to observe you, Mr. James, I was here to see how engaged your students were. They were doing a great job when I came in the classroom.”  Continue reading

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October 24 – Don’t Be Surprised

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20; 1 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 17; Isaiah 18; Isaiah 19; Psalm 114 Surprises can be fun. When it’s your birthday and your spouse takes you out for what you think is going to be a dinner between the … Continue reading

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October 6 – Dying For the Return of Christ

Revelation 6; Nehemiah 8:13-9:37; Psalm 101 Numbers crunchers. Bean counters. Those are names used when discussing people who analyze numbers to help their bosses make decisions. They analyze costs versus income, factor in the expected rise in costs and then … Continue reading

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August 16 – And They Walked With Him

John 2; 1 Chronicles 10-11; Zechariah1 It’s amazing how many things people remember after the fact. When somebody does something heroic and news reporters check with the neighbors they’ll often remember what a good kid that person was as they … Continue reading

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June 21 – The End is Near! 

Mark 5:21-43; 2 Samuel 14; Daniel 8 If you want to see strange predictions, look at the different ways people see the end of the world coming. Whether the predictions are based on scientific views of the sun exploding or … Continue reading

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May 12 – One Job…

Acts 20:17-34; Judges 14-15; Job 42 What does the future hold? We would all like to know the answer to that question. Tell me what stock will be valuable in ten years, I’ll buy it now. Tell me who will … Continue reading

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May 22 – I Told You So!

Acts 27:13-44; 1 Samuel 3; Psalm 51 There are people who gloat when they are proven right and say sneeringly, “I told you so.” There are other people who, when shown to be right, seek to bring those who were … Continue reading

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