Monthly Archives: February 2016

Parental Blessing

For some reason, I had always thought that the Father was speaking to the people surrounding the Jordan River after Christ was baptized.  However, both Mark and Luke record the event with these words: “Just as Jesus was coming up … Continue reading

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Out it Came!

I loved the story our pastor told of his 4-year-old granddaughter.  During a recent sleepover with her cousins, she got “the honor” of sleeping on the air mattress.  Shortly after bedtime, she went and got her mom.  Upon entering the … Continue reading

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Whose Name?

Occasionally, I hear a joking, “Shut up, Dave!” from the back of the classroom when someone thinks the lesson’s point strikes a little too close to home.  It’s never my intention to unnecessarily make anyone uncomfortable; Scripture’s truths tend to … Continue reading

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Dirty Dishes

According to a Marketwatch.com report, Americans spent a whopping $33.3B (yes, Billion) on cosmetics and other beauty-related items (creams, lotions) in 2010.  If the average rate of expansion (6%/year) is applied, the corresponding figure for 2015 would be $44.6B!!  That’s … Continue reading

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Cry Out and Move Out

We said recently that when Moses and the Israelites found themselves trapped between Pharaoh’s army and the Red Sea, the people were terrified and rightfully cried out to God.  In response to their need, God miraculously parted the waters making … Continue reading

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Mourning into Dancing

Oh, how I’ve grown to love the book of Psalms.  As one commentator said, if you can experience it, you’ll find it described within its pages. Such is the case with Psalm 30.  In it, are words describing a sufferer … Continue reading

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Snow Crew

It was three years ago today that the events below occurred.  Far and away, this post reached more people than any before it, or after.  Admittedly, it’s a “feel good” story – in large part because it’s a hope-filled story … Continue reading

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To the Heavens

When David sat down and attempted to write a song about the breadth of God’s love, he seemed unable to find words adequate for the task.  In the end, he chose these: “Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to … Continue reading

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Broken and Crushed

“I’ve got music; I’ve got rhythm.  I’ve got my gal, who could ask for anything more?”  Well, frankly, I think I could!  While George and Ira Gershwin wrote a very memorable song, music, rhythm, and even a gal aren’t things … Continue reading

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I Will be With You

Yesterday we looked at Moses’ initial dismay when God revealed that His plan of deliverance for Israel meant that Moses was going to be sent to Pharaoh (Exodus 3:10).  Just like many of us, Moses began to run down a … Continue reading

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