Monthly Archives: January 2019

Hear and Heed – Don’t Harden

If you’re will to listen, God will speak.  But heed what you hear, don’t harden your heart. (To receive free daily devotions via email, sign up at:  https://theteachableheart.com/classrooms-%26-devotions.  For more information about the ministry, or to order the devotional books, visit: … Continue reading

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Add or Multiply?

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” (Ralph Nader) For almost 20 years I’ve taught with the perspective that I should “teach myself out of a class.”  In other words, it has been my hope … Continue reading

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The Dimmer Switch

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) Like many of you, my greatest hope is to live in such a “shining” way that God receives glory.  In a dark and … Continue reading

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Go and Learn

It’s a difficult passage.  In fact, when Jesus first uttered these words, He told the religious leaders of the day that they would have to “go and learn” what He meant.  But I believe He intended for them to “get … Continue reading

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Could, Might, Should

Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.  The saddest summary of a life contains these three descriptions:  could have, might have, and should have.” (Louis E. Boone) I’m well into the second half of life.  … Continue reading

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The One and The Many

Yesterday, we read about a little habit Isaac had picked up from his daddy, Abraham.  When famine drove Isaac out of Canaan, he followed his father’s footsteps and set up temporary camp in the country of Gerar. The whole time … Continue reading

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Like Father, Like Son

Like it or not, our kiddos are always watching.  They see what we do, and they understand our motives more than we realize.  They see if our faith is genuine and sincere.  They can read our attitudes on Sunday mornings … Continue reading

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Joy and Peace

Give Him your trust, and He will give you His joy and peace! (To receive free daily devotions via email, sign up at:  https://theteachableheart.com/classrooms-%26-devotions.  For more information about the ministry, or to order the devotional books, visit: https://theteachableheart.com/books.

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On Her Way (Or His)?

“I will go” – three simple words that must have been much harder to say than they are to read! They were uttered by a rather unsung heroine of the faith, Rebekah.  Some of you may know the story by … Continue reading

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Promised Persecution

We’ve spent some time recently looking at a few of the promises in God’s Word.  We love hearing that God will never leave us, and that Christ never changes (Hebrews 13:4,8).  We love promises of that nature.  But Scripture is … Continue reading

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