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November 13 – Do You Really Want All the Joy God Gives?

James 1; Jeremiah 21-22; Psalm 129 One of the fun parts of social media is sharing the joys that friends experience. Recently, one of my friends got married. I shared her joy as she posted about the engagement. Then, they … Continue reading

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August 2 – Troubles Come

2 Corinthians 1:1-2:4; 2 Kings 14; Micah 4:1-5:1 My dad had a friend named Bill the last years of his life. Bill W made a great change in his life and the funny thing is that Bill had died years … Continue reading

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June 11 – Trophies, Medals, and Recognition

Romans 15:14-33; 1 Samuel 29-31; Psalm 71 If you want a job, you have to have a resumé, don’t you? There are classes you can take to learn how to make your resumé more appealing. Your resumé is supposed to … Continue reading

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November 18 – Trials

Psalm 46; Zechariah 11:1-17; 1 Peter 1:3-9 Christian mythology is very interesting at times. One of my “favorite” Christian myths is that once you commit to following Jesus as your Savior, all your troubles will go away. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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October 3 – When God Answers Prayers Wrong

Psalm 3; Habakkuk 1:5-17; James 1:2-11 There is a saying among experienced Christians: don’t ask God for patience. The reason for that is that when we ask for patience, God doesn’t open our minds and pour a couple of ounces … Continue reading

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October 16 – God’s Great Love

Revelation 16; Esther 9-10; Psalm 107:23-43 There is an amazing similarity in all three readings today. The Revelation passage tells of God’s judgment being poured out on earth. The people left on earth react to the judgment by cursing God. … Continue reading

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May 20 – Drop the Mic

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Some of the best humor in the world is unintended. I think the Bible is full of that unintended humor. You read through it without thinking and you nod, thinking, “Ok, that’s God’s … Continue reading

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April 1 – It Happens to the Best of Us

Matthew 25:1-30; Numbers 30-31; Job 1 There’s a catchphrase I’ve seen a lot recently: “And that’s when the trouble began.” You know how it is when everything is going great and someone says something like “I’m surprised we haven’t had … Continue reading

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October 21 – God Wins!

Revelation 21-22; Isaiah 9-10; Psalm 111 In the beginning of time, God set before man two trees: the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Time since then has been an exploration of the … Continue reading

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May 12 – Trials, Tribulations and Joy

Acts 20:17-34; Judges 14-15; Job 42 Paul reviewed his ministry among the Ephesians and explained why they would not be seeing him again with a moving declaration that the Holy Spirit had revealed that chains and tribulations awaited him in … Continue reading

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