Tag Archives: restored relationship with God

December 19 – Advance!

Psalm 80:1-7; Isaiah 42:10-18; Hebrews 10:32-39 The Battle of Chancellorsville was one of those pivotal battles in the American Civil War that changed the course of the war. General Joseph Hooker had replaced Gen Burnside. He had spent the winter … Continue reading

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August 15 – It’s a Dry Heat

Psalm 32; Jeremiah 23:30-40; 1 John 4:1-6 Heat. Dry. Parching. Heat. When writers want to show desperation on its last legs, they describe a person in the desert – too dehydrated to sweat, but still wiping their brow. Maybe they’re … Continue reading

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June 16 – A Changed Heart

Psalm 22:19-28; Isaiah 56:9-12; Romans 2:17-29 When I was growing up, you became attached to teams based on where you live. Then free agency exploded. Then cable TV came into existence. People started following specific players or they followed teams … Continue reading

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October 10 – Creation and Re-Creation

Ok, now I’m three days behind…. Revelation 10; Nehemiah 13; Psalm 104:24-35 One of my hobbies is photography. I especially enjoy taking pictures of birds. The amazing variety of birds boggles my mind. There are huge birds with wingspans twice … Continue reading

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June 21 – Returning to God

Mark 5:21-43; 2 Samuel 14; Daniel 8 Absalom had been banished. No one was happy with the situation, but David left his son in exile over what was a serious family squabble. It was time for him to come back … Continue reading

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June 17 – Living in Forgiveness

Mark 3:20-35; 2 Samuel 7-8; Daniel 4 When two good friends disagree and the tensions rise, it’s difficult for both of them. They avoid each other. They look the other way if they happen to see each other. Unless something … Continue reading

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June 4 – Simple Solution

Romans 9:30-10:21; 1 Samuel 19; Psalm 64 The simplest solution is really the best. The way some people talk about working to restore their relationship with God, you would think it was straight out of the book of “Rube Goldberg.” … Continue reading

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June 3 – My Limits

Romans 9:1-29; 1 Samuel 17:55-18:30; Psalm 63 The commercial that a lot of people have parodied in recent years asks, “What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” Then, they have people do all kinds of strange things just to … Continue reading

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June 1 – Losing the Debate; Gaining God’s Grace

Romans 7; 1 Samuel 16; Psalm 61 In the Lord of the Rings trilogy one of the classic scenes in the third movie was Gollum arguing with himself about how to deal with “the maser” and his “precious.” The camera … Continue reading

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May 30 – What God Does For His Enemies

Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59 One of the most maddening things I hear is people talking about being ready to follow God as soon as they are “good enough.” I can’t help but wonder what their definition of … Continue reading

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