Monthly Archives: November 2018

No Reservations

By the time William Whiting Borden graduated from high school in 1904 he was already a millionaire.  As a graduation gift, his wealthy parents gave him a trip around the world.  While traveling through Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings

Seeing my beloved Grandma Beckenhauer in a picture earlier this week reminded me of one of her favorite old hymns – Count Your Blessings – which is very appropriate for this day. When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed, When … Continue reading

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The Gospel’s Greatest Gift

“All Things Are Ready” by Danny Hahlbohm.  http://www.inspired-art.com. Used with permission. In his book, God is the Gospel, John Piper provides this much-needed reminder: Today – as in every generation – it is stunning to watch the shift away from … Continue reading

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Can’t Afford

Back in the day when door-to-door sales were popular, the story was told of a clever salesman who closed hundreds of sales with this line: Let me show you something several of your neighbors said you couldn’t afford! It never … Continue reading

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More of You

Today is our 30th wedding anniversary!  As I reflect on three decades of married life, I am grateful for the faithfulness of my wife and our God. It’s definitely been a rollercoaster of a ride!  There have been long periods … Continue reading

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Wants to be Found

The Lord is never far away; He is not hiding, He wants to be found! (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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Turn Back and Strengthen

I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:32) It was a night of humble service and great boasts.  After having their feet washed by the … Continue reading

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