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October 13 – Recognizing People’s Worth Like God Does

Isaiah 41-42 1 Thessalonians 1 “We continually recall before God our Father the things you have done because of your faith and the work you have done because of your love. And we thank him that you continue to be … Continue reading

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November 28 – Ya Gotta Dance With The One That Brung Ya

Galatians 3:1-18; Jeremiah 51-52; Psalm 144 There’s an old saying that President Reagan used at a meeting of Conservative Activists. Speaking to the Conservative Political Action Committee, he talked about working with them as an opportunity to “dance with the … Continue reading

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December 8 – My “To-Do” List

Psalm 126; Isaiah 19:18-25; 2 Peter 1:2-15 It’s a staple of every time management guru for people like me. If you want to accomplish things, make a “to-do” list. The idea is that you list the things you need to … Continue reading

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August 4 – A Personal Reflection

Usually these posts avoid a personal slant until the prayer time. That is deliberate. I use the devotional thought to talk about what God is teaching me in general and the prayer time to show how what I learned affects … Continue reading

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July 26 – Spiritual Gifts

One of the tragicomic facets of the Christian life is when people argue over spiritual gifts – especially in regard to whose gift is greater. The Corinthian Church, which can be highlighted as an example of how NOT to be a church, had those kinds of discussions and those with the miraculous gifts tended to look down on those with mundane gifts. Paul reminded them, “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all….” (1 Corinthians 12:7) Continue reading

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