Monthly Archives: March 2018

Walls of Fear, Steps of Faith

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.  (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Faith has never come easily to me.  I’m much more like the African Impala that won’t jump if it can’t see where … Continue reading

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Bad Company

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.  (George Washington) If we were together at this moment, we could go around the room and hear … Continue reading

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Maewyn Succat

In 385, Calpurnius and Conchessa Succat welcomed their son, Maewyn, into the family.  At the age of 14, Maewyn was captured by a band of raiders and taken from his native Kilpatrick, Scotland to Ireland, where for the next 6 years he … Continue reading

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Joy in the Morning

After a long, and perhaps difficult night – it’s always possible to start each new day with joy. (To receive these 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:  … Continue reading

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One-Hit Wonder

Dexy’s Midnight Riders.  Nena. Toni Basil.  Who are they?  Exactly!  They are three of the Top 100 “One-Hit Wonders” of American music.  They had one popular song and were never heard from again.  Believe it or not, One-Hit Wonder is … Continue reading

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Follow the “Needer”

It’s one of the more amazing verses in Scripture.  It describes the characteristics of a widow who could receive assistance from the 1st Century church in Ephesus.  A widow qualified if she was known for having: …a reputation for good … Continue reading

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Confirmed by Silence

But if her husband says nothing to her about it from day to day, then he confirms all her vows or the pledges binding on her. He confirms them by saying nothing to her when he hears about them. (Numbers … Continue reading

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Chasing After Cheap

“We always pay dearly for chasing after what is cheap.”  (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn) I’ll never forget the time years ago when my mother-in-law’s washing machine went on the fritz.  Being the good son-in-law I was, I attempted to fix it.  To fully … Continue reading

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Fourteeners

It’s a day I’ll never forget.  One of my brothers and I set out to conquer two “14ers” (14,000+ foot mountains) in Colorado’s Rockies.  Our guide that day was our Uncle Jim – a native to the area, and an … Continue reading

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Love and Forgiveness

My wife has a wonderful way of decorating the home with things that reflect the current “season.”  It seems the Christmas decorations were barely put away before the Valentine’s paraphernalia made its way out.  Soon that will be replaced by … Continue reading

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