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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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September 4 – Shattering Your God Box

John 10:22-42; 2 Chronicles 9; Psalm 74 In many science fiction stories, the bad guy turns out to be immortal – one who can’t be killed by normal means. The story then plays around the good guy, or the good … Continue reading

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August 24 – It Seemed Like a Good Idea…

John 6:1-21; 1 Chronicles 22:2-23:32; Zechariah 9 In 1876, Western Union had a monopoly on the most advanced communication technology available: the telegraph. The President of Western Union, William Orten, was offered a chance to buy the patent on a … Continue reading

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August 13 – Grace and Truth

John 1:1-18; 1 Chronicles 5-6; Zephaniah 2 It was one of those days. I had to run some errands before I got to the airport to travel overseas for a mission trip. Everyone else decided that this day was a … Continue reading

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May 7 – E Unum Pluribus

Acts 17:16-34; Judges 7-8; Job 37 “E pluribus Unum” was the unofficial motto of the United States until the phrase “In God we trust” was adopted officially in 1956. The phrase was meant to convey the amazing experiment that was … Continue reading

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April 17 – Good Decisions

Acts 6; Deuteronomy 28; Job 17 Henry Ford had a problem. His Model-T car was too successful. He had introduced the assembly line in 1913 and production rose so much that he started making lots of money. His workers, however, … Continue reading

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March 11 – When Weeds Become Wheat

Matthew 13:24-58; Leviticus 19; Proverbs 29 Mass hysteria struck Massachusetts from February of 1692 to May of 1693. A few children began to act strangely. People began to denounce others as witches. The fact that one of the so-called witches … Continue reading

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March 2 – Sinners

Matthew 9:1-17; Leviticus 3-4; Proverbs 20 Every so often the problem with “sinners” comes up on my social media feeds. One group or another complains about still another group because those people are “sinners.” Those accusations bother me, so I … Continue reading

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January 26 – Power and Truth

Luke 19:28-48; Genesis 34; Psalm 26 We all know that “children should be seen and not heard” because after all, what do they really know? I remember a story that culminated in a parade. As everyone watched the parade and … Continue reading

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January 23 – A Tale of Two Prayers

Luke 18:1-17; Genesis 29:31-30:43; Psalm 23 You can divide society in many ways. I’ve seen people do that. They want to pit the rich against the poor; skin color against skin color; “my” primary language against “your” primary language; male … Continue reading

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