Monthly Archives: February 2020

Low Cost, High Accomplishment

“Kind words do not cost much.  Yet they accomplish much.” (Blaise Pascal) The Book of Proverbs tells us that our words have the power to bring life or to drain life from others (18:21).  Pretty frightening to realize something so … Continue reading

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Without Regret

“Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave it with regret?  There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” (CS Lewis) My wife recently attended the funeral of a dear aunt.  Jeanne had frequently … Continue reading

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Earning Respect

Perhaps it’s all the attention given to the girl’s dancing and John’s head being served up on a silver platter that made me overlook it.  But there’s an important verse ‘hidden’ in the story. After his wife’s daughter danced for … Continue reading

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Properly Defined

If words had legal rights, this one could bring serious charges of abuse and misuse! The word I have in mind is “evangelical.”  Once upon a time, the word was used to describe one who proclaimed good news.  Nothing more, … Continue reading

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The Scary Assignment

At the time of this writing, there are three members of the College and Career class I teach serving as missionaries in foreign lands.  Another young man will leave for Bosnia later this year.  They are all young adults in … Continue reading

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Finally Free, Finally Me

Welcome Home by Danny Hahlbohm; http://www.inspired-art.com, used with permission. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his … Continue reading

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Be Strong and Wait

Don’t give up, Christian.  Take heart, stay strong, and wait patiently on the Lord – He’s up to something good!   (To receive free daily devotions via email, subscribe at: https://theteachableheart.com/classrooms-%26-devotions. For more information about the ministry, or to order … Continue reading

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Looking and Sounding Good

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Seek and Maintain

In his first letter, Peter wrote: “Whoever would love life and see good days…must seek peace and pursue it.” (1 Peter 3:10-11) A quick look at your Bible’s footnotes will indicate that Peter was quoting David’s 34th Psalm – an … Continue reading

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Guilt, Shame, and Fear

In his fascinating book, Honor and Shame, Roland Muller points out three main consequences to the fall of man in the Garden, and how those consequences have formed three main worldviews (and related cultures) today. In Genesis 3:7 we read, … Continue reading

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