Monthly Archives: May 2018

Unchained

“Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained.” (2 Timothy 2:8-9)  When we … Continue reading

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Mercy Shown

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:7)  Showing mercy…it seems to be a dying art.  Gone are the days when others are routinely given the benefit of a doubt, or a second chance.  Frequently, others … Continue reading

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A Long Wait

It’s one of my favorite stories in all of sports.  As he came to the 152-yard, Par 3, 3rd hole at Green Valley Golf Course in Zanesville, Ohio, Ben Bender (no, I’m not making this up), pulled out a 5 … Continue reading

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Remember Them

Originally posted on The Teachable Heart blog:
Even the name of the holiday practically begs us to remember.  Memorial Day, originally called “Decoration Day,” was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand…

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Seeking the Best Thing

There is nothing better we could ever seek than God’s presence! (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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Failure or Forgiveness

“Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.”  (James Altucher)  I have no idea who Altucher is, but, like you, I know the truth of his words above!  How many people have been destroyed … Continue reading

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No Weaving Allowed

Looking back on his lifetime of serving Christ, Paul compared active ministry to being a soldier, an athlete, and a farmer.  Each was dedicated, diligent, and disciplined; but, the comparison to being a soldier (below) stood out to me. Share … Continue reading

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Everything and Nothing

I’m currently making my way through the book of 1st Peter for the 1st time.  Wanting to learn all I can from it, I’m using a Kay Arthur Inductive Bible Study method.  During the first week, Arthur had me read … Continue reading

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Beaten Path

You’d expect such words from the man after God’s own heart.  As David prepared to die, Scripture tells us that he pulled Solomon (his son and the future king) aside and gave him some words to live by.  Among them … Continue reading

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Off The Wagon

Well, I fell off that wagon quickly!  Only a few days earlier, I had read these words:        I have determined that my mouth will not sin. (Psalm 17:3; HCSB)  David’s prayer was that his words would in no way … Continue reading

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