Monthly Archives: January 2018

His Sheep

Being called a sheep is nothing to write home about, but to be called HIS is worth telling the world about! (To receive these free daily devotions via email, Sign up above or subscribe at:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/blogs—daily-devotions.html. For more information about … Continue reading

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The Art of Discernment

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” (Scott Adams, American cartoonist) I loved this quote and upon reading it, immediately sent it to one of my daughters who is about to start a … Continue reading

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Managed Well

When Paul laid out the qualifications for the leaders of the church, one quality that was to characterize both pastors and deacons was this:  He must manage his children and his household well. (1Timothy 3:4)  For at least ten years, … Continue reading

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All-Consuming

The journal Christianity and Crisis once published an article dealing with the church’s response to America’s “ever-expanding economy.”  In it, the author highlighted the pressure on people to “consume, consume and consume, whether we need or even desire the products … Continue reading

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Each Day…Best Day

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote: Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.  He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with … Continue reading

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Walls and Doors

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.  We’re all familiar with the Serenity Prayer – perhaps you’ve prayed it from time to … Continue reading

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You Can’t Kid a Kid!

To say he was a successful businessman and philanthropist would be a gigantic understatement.  I greatly respected him for his business and civic endeavors, so I jumped at the chance to read his authorized biography.    While I was familiar … Continue reading

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Bold as Lions

In Christ, we have nothing to fear! (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 devotional books, visit:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/books.html).

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Show Me

He wasn’t sure; so he asked. We’re all familiar with the story of Job – the man who God said was blameless and upright, who feared God and shunned evil (Job 1:8).  Yet, Job lost everything in one day all … Continue reading

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Your Truth

There’s a lot of confusion these days about “truth.”  Oprah was the latest celebrity to throw her hat into the confusion when she told the audience at the 75th Golden Globe awards, “…speaking your truth is the most powerful tool … Continue reading

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