Monthly Archives: January 2018

How Are You?

In his book, Man in the Mirror, Patrick Morley tells the story of a Swedish pastor who visited America for an extended period.  During that time, the pastor participated in a weekly bible study in Morley’s home.  On their last … Continue reading

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Nourished or Discouraged?

English sculptor, Henry Moore once said, “The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Step

Those who have served well gain an excellent standing…. (1Timothy 3:13)  It’s one of those passages that we pull out every few years when the need to nominate deacons comes around.  While Paul was certainly outlining the qualifications needed of … Continue reading

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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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