Monthly Archives: April 2017

Sowing and Growing

Nothing sown, nothing grown. The phrase appeared as part of a warning that Moses gave to Israel.  If they failed to follow God’s commands, their children would inherit a land where no seed was sown and no plant would sprout … Continue reading

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I Forgot!

Each year CareerBuilders.com conducts a survey of ~5000 managers and employees to collect some of the more “creative” excuses given for missed days of work.  Some of my recent favorites included: Employee couldn’t come to work because she accidentally got … Continue reading

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His Portion

It’s a perspective we perhaps don’t allow ourselves to consider very often.  Yet, it’s one that God reminds us of frequently. As Moses transferred the mantle of leadership to Joshua, he passed along these words, “Be strong and courageous, for … Continue reading

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Make Way

The second parting receives much less attention than the first, but it’s every bit as significant. We all remember that shortly after Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, the Jews were trapped between the Red Sea and the approaching … Continue reading

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First, But Not Last!

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The “In Between” Days

When Jesus was betrayed in the Garden, Scripture tells us “…everyone deserted Him and fled” (Mark 14:50).  After that, we hear only of Peter who straggled along during Christ’s trials, and of John being near the cross as Jesus was … Continue reading

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Keeping it New

Christian recording artist Wayne Watson wrote a song called Say It All Again; the opening verse includes these words: If I’ve heard it once, must’ve heard it a thousand times. But familiar truths get dusty, in a cold, sarcastic mind. … Continue reading

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Given, not Taken

All things were created by Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. (John 1:3, NET) John’s gospel is pretty clear on the topic – Jesus was involved in the creation of ALL things.  … Continue reading

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Far or Near the Tree

I’m currently leading a study on the life of Joseph.  However, to better understand Joseph, we’ve had to go back a bit and look at the way his parents (Jacob and Rachel) first met.  Just as your story begins with … Continue reading

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Our Scarlet Cord

“And she tied the scarlet cord in the window.” (Joshua 2:21) It seemed like such an insignificant detail.  Yet, it was an indication that Rahab had immediately followed through on the one thing that was required of her in order to … Continue reading

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