Monthly Archives: May 2018

Precarious Position

“If my performance ever slips, I am suddenly in the precarious position of losing my value to the world.” (Constance Rhodes)  I was devastated.  The “B” on my report card proved what I already knew – I wasn’t perfect; but … Continue reading

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Declared

All of creation exclaims that there is a God! (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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Lost and Found

Recently I had the opportunity to publicly honor my mother for her 48 years of teaching.  There were so many things that I wanted the honors banquet audience to know about her.  Yes, there were her many achievements in the … Continue reading

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Not Ashamed!

It’s another of what I’ve come to call “bookend passages” – where an idea is introduced in one verse, and concluded a few verses later.  And in between are “the guts” of the message!   The passage I have in … Continue reading

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Changes and Chances

“We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.” (Harrison Ford)  As a general rule, I dislike change!  For example, my home office is arranged the way it is because I LIKE it … Continue reading

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Cooking Up a Book

By my estimation there are over 1600 of them staring back at me right now!  They’re not people, animals, or anything else with eyes.  No, as I sit at a table in my local library, I am facing a literal … Continue reading

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Phantoms

“Do your givin’ while you’re livin’, so you’re knowin’ where it’s goin’.” (Anonymous)  I’ve reached the age where it’s time to ponder some things – including “Who will get what?” when I pass off this stage.  On one hand, I … Continue reading

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She Gave Snip

One summer many years ago, my family had traveled for an overnight visit at my grandparents.  As was their custom, my daughters each packed their own suitcases and set out the toys they wanted to take.  That night, as we … Continue reading

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The Love of a Mother

When God wanted to communicate the comfort and love He had for His people, the example He chose was a mother. Thankful for all the Moms that make this world a better place – Happy Mother’s Day! (To receive free … Continue reading

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Searched Out

When he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me. (2 Timothy 1:17)  If you know who “he” was, please come to the front of the classroom and collect your gold star!  He was an incredibly obscure … Continue reading

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