Monthly Archives: August 2018

Careless Ease

It took me by surprise.  As God was recounting the various sins that Israel had committed against Him, He compared His children to people in places like Sodom and Samaria.  As immoral as those folks had been, God said that … Continue reading

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The Portrait

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” (John W. Gardner)  Perhaps my least favorite subject in school was Art.  I appreciate fine art when I see it, I just can’t create it!  Being asked to draw anything was … Continue reading

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Our Burden Bearer

How amazing it is that the Creator of the universe also bears our personal burdens every day! (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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Money and Success

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” (Will Smith) As a successful actor for years, Smith is uniquely qualified to make the observation above.  How often have we seen wildly wealthy and successful people … Continue reading

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The Rub

He was likely only 12-13 years of age, barely old enough to tend a few sheep.  Why would he be considered as the future king of Israel?  In men’s eyes, he wouldn’t be.  Yet, after all of his brothers passed … Continue reading

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Hearts and Harps

It’s one of the most bizarre succession plans ever. As a result of Saul’s disobedience, God prepared to take the kingdom from him and give it to David.  But God didn’t bring about the switch immediately.  Instead, Saul returned to … Continue reading

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Virtually Impossible

“But, it will never be a substitute for the face of a man, with his soul in it, encouraging another man to be brave and true.  Never try it for that.  It will break down like a straw.” If I … Continue reading

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Fake Art

In his book, Love Does, Bob Goff tells the story of his first fine art purchase.  For months he admired the painting in the gallery’s window.  Finally, he broke down and made the purchase. On the day he picked up … Continue reading

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Treading Water

I remember the summers I took swimming lessons.  To pass the beginners’ class, I had to dive to the bottom of the pool (3 ft) and retrieve a metal object.  Passing the intermediate class required treading water in the deep … Continue reading

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A Caring Refuge

He is good.  He is a refuge during your times of trouble.  He cares for you.  God said that – take Him at His word. To receive free daily devotions via email, Sign up above or subscribe at:  http://www.theteachableheart.com/blogs—daily-devotions.html. For … Continue reading

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