Monthly Archives: November 2017

God’s Competition

“What you get the most excited talking about is god to you.” I don’t remember who said it, but I distinctly remember not liking it!  Because, at the time, I knew that “God” would not win that competition.  Kyle Idelman, … Continue reading

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Drowning Fish

Several days later, I’m still smiling.  In his book, gods at war, author Kyle Idelman wrote about his 4 year-old daughter’s first pet.  After much agonizing, the little girl settled on a goldfish which she quickly named Nemo. In her … Continue reading

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Suffering and Serving

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. (Colossians 1:24)  Suffering.  The word itself makes … Continue reading

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The Unifiers

Sheer volume alone dictates that we spend more time discussing the writings of Paul over any other New Testament author.  However, currently I’m reading through the book of 1st Peter, and though small in page count, Peter’s words are packed … Continue reading

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Unshaken

Nothing will remove God’s love from us – yet another reason to praise Him! (To receive free daily devotions via email, subscribe at: http://www.theteachableheart.com/blogs—daily-devotions.ht…. For more information about the ministry, or to order the new devotional books, visit: http://www.theteachableheart.com/books.html).

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Nothing Personal

But the people of Israel are not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for all the Israelites are hardened and obstinate. (Ezekiel 3:7) Personal rejection. Ouch!  It’s one of the main reasons … Continue reading

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The Pits

I called on your name, Lord, from the depths of the pit.  You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.” You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” (Lamentations … Continue reading

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Thanks and Giving

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) On this day, I am reminded of what a blessing it is that many of you have chosen to faithfully read the … Continue reading

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Precious in His Sight

The holidays are quickly approaching.  For many of us, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be purely joy-filled opportunities to reunite with family and friends we haven’t seen for far too long.  However, for others of us, there will be an empty … Continue reading

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For Another World

Recently, I had the opportunity to return to my hometown for a book signing event, and to celebrate Dad’s birthday.  I genuinely enjoy seeing my parents, traveling the streets I grew up on, and occasionally running into someone I grew … Continue reading

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