Monthly Archives: October 2016

Open Enrollment

As you might imagine, with a ministry named The Teachable Heart, I love to run across examples of men and women who are genuinely eager to learn.  One such man was Isaiah, God’s prophet to Judah.  Here was a man … Continue reading

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Well, That’s Harsh!

In Colossians 3, Paul lays out how our faith in Christ works itself out in everyday life.  In v. 17 of that chapter, he writes, “whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of … Continue reading

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Lifted High

“So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed.” (Exodus 17:11) It took about 20 times through the book before I finally caught the real significance of the … Continue reading

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Seek and Trust

As I write, there are less than three weeks until the 2016 US Presidential election.  Never in my memory has there been such widespread displeasure with the major candidates.  However, if there’s one positive effect arising from all the frustration, … Continue reading

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He Heals

James once wrote that mercy triumphs over judgment (2:13).  The more I read, the more I am convinced that mercy is the overarching theme throughout God’s Word.  Throughout history, men have consistently fallen short of the standards that God had … Continue reading

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Heart and Hands

“David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.” (Psalm 78:72) Since David was a man whom God used greatly, it’s well worth our time to learn what we can from him.  In this single verse, … Continue reading

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Partners

For more than a decade I was the co-owner of a private business.  Together with my business partner, we set the company mission and goals, and generally charted the company’s course.  How disastrous it could have been if we were … Continue reading

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Crossroads

“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”  (Jeremiah 6:16) Crossroads can be downright agonizing; especially when we can’t see where the … Continue reading

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Seeing is Believing?

Perhaps like me you’ve encountered people who claim they would believe in God if He gave them a “good reason” to do so – you know, perform a few miracles to demonstrate that He was real and powerful. I admit … Continue reading

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Emptiness Filled

For decades, researchers have reported that among the most common reasons relationships fall apart are the lack of emotional satisfaction from the other partner, with a subsequent search for emotional validation from someone new. However, seeking and finding total satisfaction … Continue reading

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