Monthly Archives: March 2016

What She Could

A few days before Jesus would celebrate His last earthly Passover, He was enjoying dinner in the home of Simon the Leper.  While there, a woman entered and anointed Him with expensive perfume.  We’re told that those gathered “ridiculed and … Continue reading

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First and Best

Phew!  I just made my way through the entire book of Leviticus (and it didn’t kill me)!  It’s not the easiest read by any means, but since we’re told that ALL Scripture (including Leviticus) is God-breathed and useful for teaching, … Continue reading

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The Shell Game

May I be honest with you?  One of my greatest fears is that I will somehow miss part (or all) of God’s will for my life, and leave many things He wanted me to complete undone.  For years, I believed … Continue reading

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Home at Last

“Home at Last” by Danny Hahlbohm; http://www.inspired-art.com (used with permission) In his song, “Thanks be to our God,” worship leader, Travis Cottrell recounts just a few of the many reasons that we have for being thankful to God.  Each word … Continue reading

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Darkness and Doubt

“Never doubt in the dark what God has taught you in the light.”  While I can’t remember who first said it, it has helped me on many occasions.  Because you see, doubts tend to creep into my thinking during the … Continue reading

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Presidents and the King

2016 – it’s an election year in the U.S.  I’m watching with some interest as the nearly endless list of candidates vies for our attention and support.  Frankly, I’m not overly excited about the prospects.  In fact, I’m pretty concerned … Continue reading

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A Teachable Heart

As you may know, I recently decided to re-launch the devotional series under a new name.  As I prepared to do so, several people asked me why I chose, “The Teachable Heart.” There’s not one specific answer, but I want … Continue reading

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Self or Serve?

I just finished reading Matthew 23 – and boy do I feel a bit beat up and bruised!  I’ve admitted many times that I relate all too well to the Pharisees of Christ’s day, and in the 23rd chapter of … Continue reading

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Caterpillars

All we, like processionary caterpillars are led astray…? Processionary caterpillars, as their name implies, are known for their characteristic trait of blindly following the one in front of them in single-file fashion – sometimes with deadly results.    French naturalist, Jean … Continue reading

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It’s No Secret!

“Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.  He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet He could not keep His presence secret.” (Mark 7:24) As Jesus walked the earth, the news … Continue reading

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