Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Yearning Heart

Is Ephraim my dear son?  Is he my darling child?  For as often as I speak against him, I do remember him still.  Therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, declares the Lord. (Jeremiah … Continue reading

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A Little More Time to Love

As I slipped on my black suit jacket to walk into the funeral home, I felt something fairly solid in my inside label pocket.  As I reached in to retrieve “it,” I was surprised to find a handful of prior … Continue reading

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Always Have Hope

With God, we always have a reason to hope. (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/books.html).

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Attend or Participate?

“When I was young I had a drug problem – my parents drug me to church every Sunday!”   I don’t recall which comedian said it, but if you’ve ever been a parent trying to get your kids to church, you … Continue reading

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Saving and Giving

It’s a tough balance to find.  Scripture instructs us to work hard (Proverb 14:23), provide for our families (1 Timothy 5:8), and even leave an inheritance to our grandchildren (Proverb 13:22).  Yet, if we’re not careful, we’ll slip right into … Continue reading

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The Dross

“Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel” (Proverb 25:4). As we continue to grow in our relationship with Christ, I believe there should be an ever-increasing desire to be used by Him, … Continue reading

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Who’s Diggin’?

“My people have committed two sins:  They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)  I think it’s safe to say that during the days when … Continue reading

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