Monthly Archives: September 2017

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“I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation.  I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also … Continue reading

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For No Purpose

It’s a lie that never seems to go away.  For many, it prevents them from giving the gospel a serious hearing.  Others may want to believe it’s true, but it just sounds too good to be true.  Even those who … Continue reading

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Thorns or Roses?

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”  (Alphonse Karr) I don’t know Mr. Karr, but his words rang true with me.  In almost every area of life is the coexistence of roses and … Continue reading

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Joy is Coming

Even when the night looks bleak, remember that morning is coming! (To receive free daily devotions via email, subscribe at:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/blogs—daily-devotions.html. For more information about the ministry, or to order the new devotional books, visit:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/book.html).

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Lay it to Rest

The situation could have escalated quickly.  A friend and I decided to visit a local, public university to engage students with the gospel – a first for me.  After several wonderful conversations with lovely young adults (I really do enjoy … Continue reading

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Unchanging

“I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation.  I myself will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also … Continue reading

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The Ax

“I’ll rest in heaven.”    Such was my silly response to my mom whenever she would ask if I was getting enough rest.  She was frequently worried that between my work schedule, somewhat demanding home life, active ministry, and physically … Continue reading

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Have Mercy

“Have pity on me, my friends, have pity.”  (Job 19:21)  If anyone had cause to utter those words, it was the man who spoke them.  We know that Job lost everything – all ten of his children, and every means … Continue reading

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Fearful Persuasion

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others.  (2 Corinthians 5:11)  That is how my reading in the One Year Bible started that day.  Not recalling the context, I went back and read.  I’m really glad I did; … Continue reading

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In the Cross Hairs

My friend, Danny and his wife live in south Florida – smack dab in the path of Hurricane Irma.  Yesterday morning, I contacted them to see how they were doing, and if they were prepared for the storm that was … Continue reading

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