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Give and Receive

It was an innocent question. During a business meeting one night, a congregant was studying the church’s budget.  Seeing entries for children’s ministry, youth ministry, and women’s ministry, he noticed nothing similar for men.  So, he asked, “Why is there … Continue reading

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An Open Book

Ours is a story-telling and story-reading family.  All of us enjoy reading (major understatement), and most of us write nearly every day.  But did you realize that even if you’ve never written anything, YOU are a book being read by … Continue reading

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The Unseen

What is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal – so focus on what is to come! (To receive these 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, … Continue reading

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The Puzzle and The Glue

Silent nights and peace on earth don’t seem to punctuate the weeks leading up to Christmas for many of us.  Instead of peace, we run ourselves ragged trying to meet the demands and keep it all together. But the reality … Continue reading

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Waiting During the “Why” Times

Last time, we looked at Pharaoh’s refusal to free the Israelites, and how the Hebrews turned against Moses.  In the aftermath of those defeating events, Moses asked the all-too-familiar “Why” questions. His queries brought into question God’s goodness, wisdom, and … Continue reading

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The Hard Questions

Moses had been rejected by Pharaoh, and his fellow countrymen had turned on him as well.  In the midst of this difficulty, Moses asked: O Lord, why have you done evil to this people?  Why did you ever send me?  … Continue reading

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Duty-Bound

And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. (Acts 20:22) The guy speaking was Paul; the place he was leaving, Ephesus.  They loved him there; and he loved them.  He had … Continue reading

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