Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Spinner

It was so grubby upon discovery I almost threw it away.  Eight months later, I’m glad I didn’t. Using my metal detector, I found a sterling silver “spinner” ring buried beneath a few inches of dirt.  I knocked off the … Continue reading

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What’s So Good About Friday?

We call it Good Friday; but I’ve often wondered why.  What was so “good” about that day – surely it wasn’t so great for Jesus.  Or was it…? Yesterday I asked God to remind me of what was good about … Continue reading

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I Never Knew You

The message below is from my nephew, Josh (my sister’s youngest).  We hope you are blessed by his insight. One thing I’ve learned about God is that He takes ordinary things and makes them extraordinary. Recently, what started out as … Continue reading

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The Magnitude of the Request

In his excellent book, The God Ask, Steve Shadrach tells the following story: Legend has it that after a particularly long and brutal battle, the great French Emperor, Napoleon and his army finally conquered a highly prized Mediterranean island and … Continue reading

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The Two Yous

There are two yous:  the visible you, and the real you.  The visible you is the you that is known by others.  The real you is the you that is known by God. (Patrick Morley) For many years Morley’s words … Continue reading

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All Things?

 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) You likely memorized the verse early in your walk with Christ.  But there’s a tremendous difference between having memorized something and having actually learned it!  It’s so much easier … Continue reading

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Always Protected

We are always protected by the Lord’s mercy, love and faithfulness – hallelujah! (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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Acceptance and Expectations

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.  (Michael J. Fox) As a child, I enjoyed Fox’s portrayals of Alex P. Keaton (Family Ties) and Marty McFly (Back to the Future) – … Continue reading

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Lawyer, Jury, and Judge

May the Lord therefore be judge and give sentence between me and you, and see to it and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand. (1 Samuel 24:15) It’s one of the greatest examples of restraint ever recorded.  For months on … Continue reading

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Cents or Souls?

The author’s words hurt.  And since misery loves company – I’m passing them along to you!   (Read on at your own risk)! 😊 I know many believers who seem to be more interested in saving a buck than they are … Continue reading

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