Monthly Archives: October 2019

Never Returns Empty

It was a needed reminder.  I had recently completed a weekend teaching event and was asked by a friend how it went.  Honestly, it’s very difficult to evaluate my own teaching, so I answered with something less subjective – namely, … Continue reading

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The Power is In I AM

The title caught my eye.  The further I looked however, the more aggravated I became.  By way of disclaimer, I haven’t read the book – and I won’t – here’s why.  The author’s description includes these statements: When you speak … Continue reading

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The Costly Return

It was the first really nice thing I had found with my metal detector.  A beautiful men’s wedding band in a dazzling shade of gray.  Bonus of all bonuses, it fit me too!  I was amazed at how quickly I … Continue reading

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Superficial Treatment

While Jeremiah addressed Israel around 600BC, one can’t help but see many similarities to the times we find ourselves in as well.  Listen to how Chuck Swindoll describes it: Jeremiah found himself addressing a nation hurtling headlong toward judgment from … Continue reading

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The Lingering

Over 30 years later, I still remember my professor’s words, “Aspirin and alcohol – if the FDA were around when they were discovered, we wouldn’t have them today.  But they are so deeply entrenched, that we’ll never be without them.”  … Continue reading

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Come Monday

You know what’s wrong with most sermons on Sunday?  They’re followed by Monday mornings!  Many times I’ve sat in the sanctuary on Sunday nodding in agreement as our pastor preaches from God’s Word.  But then the service closes and I … Continue reading

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An Everlasting Name

For this is what the Lord says:  “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant— to them I will give within my temple and its walls  a memorial and a name better than sons and … Continue reading

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Behind His Back

He had received great news, so he wrote a prayer of thanksgiving to God.  In Hezekiah’s prayer were these words: In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.  (Isaiah … Continue reading

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Appealing and Appalling

Sadie and Abe are dogs belonging to the neighbors behind us.  Recently they discovered a gap in the fence and made themselves at home in our yard.  We’re animal people and it was actually fun playing with them.  Yet as … Continue reading

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Better Than Expected

If you’re like me, you may have thought Moses got “jipped” by not being allowed to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land.  After all, he had faithfully led those difficult people for 40 years, listening to their frequent griping … Continue reading

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