Tag Archives: words

September 1 – Unwrap Those Gifts And Put Them to Use

Note: so, yesterday my schedule got thrown off. When I went to bed, I realized I hadn’t written this. Today being Sunday, I’m just now catching up. Psalm 135-136 1 Corinthians 12 “There are different kinds of gifts, but they … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

May 20 – The Only Way to Go

1 Chronicles 10-12 John 6:45-71 “Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, who would we go to? You have the words that give eternal life.’” (John 6:68 NCV) Jesus’s teaching shocked many of those who’d been following Him. He’d given bread to … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

January 18 – Be Careful What You Say

Genesis 43-45 Matthew 12:24-50 “And I tell you that on the Judgment Day people will be responsible for every careless thing they have said. The words you have said will be used to judge you. Some of your words will … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

September 1 – Actions Speak Louder

John 9:1-23; 2 Chronicles 6; Malachi 2:17-3:18 The story is told (which is preacher speak for “I heard a great story, but I have no verification that it actually happened. Still, I like the point it makes) of a high … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

August 27 – Words Mean Something, Lots of Things!

John 7:1-24; 1 Chronicles 27-28; Zechariah 12 We use words in funny ways. Some people can craft amazing sentences that stir the soul. Others, while writing a lot more, can make us feel like places such as Narnia are real … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

March 14 – You Don’t Say

Matthew 15:1-20; Leviticus 24-25; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 /Looks both ways to be sure that we’re alone. I have a confession to make. I am a Tom Lehrer fan. There, I said it. Lehrer is a musical satirist who was popular in … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

November 16 – Words

Psalm 141; Ezekiel 43:1-12; Matthew 23:37—24:14 Security is a concern for many people these days. For some, a dog is enough. Big or small, a dog will alert the owners to a possible intruder and cause possible intruders to be … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

November 14 – Throwing Out Words

Psalm 141; Ezekiel 11:14-25; Ephesians 4:25—5:2 In the 1960s a boxer by the name of Muhammad Ali “elevated” the “art” of trash talk to new levels. He even released a record of his trash talk as a form of poetry. … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

November 9 – Word

Psalm 123; Job 25:1—26:14; John 5:19-29 A lot of words have been spoken in recent days about our election. Pundits chimed in. People commented on social media. Television advertisements flooded the airways. A lot of words have been spoken since … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

June 22 – Anything You Say

Psalm 64; Ezekiel 32:1-10; Luke 9:37-43a My first year as a teacher was tough. I taught kids with special educational needs. In addition to those needs, many of them were behavior problems. I had class sizes of 24-28 kids, 3 … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,