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Fresh is Best

The activity at my bird feeder in the front yard was way down.  I was keeping it stocked with a quality seed mix, but the birds just weren’t coming.  For the life of me, I couldn’t figure it out – … Continue reading

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Excuse or Forgive?

Have you ever had trouble forgiving someone?  Ok, it’s a dumb question – we’ve ALL struggled with forgiving at least one person somewhere along the line.  I suppose the reasons for remaining unforgiving are many, but today I’d like to … Continue reading

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The “Middle Man”

Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel. (Ezra 7:10, NLT) One day, I want to catch up to Ezra in heaven and just hang out … Continue reading

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Kingly Concern

The example comes from a most unlikely source.  Artaxerxes was the King of Persia – the land in which the nation of Israel was exiled.  The king’s personal cup bearer was a Jew named, Nehemiah.  The young Hebrew was distraught … Continue reading

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The Guardrail

Hate WHAT is wrong.  (Romans 12:9b, NLT, emphasis added) We’re living in unprecedented times.  Divisions among people have never been this great during my lifetime.  Covid-19, and how to respond to it, has divided us.  George Floyd’s death, and how … Continue reading

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Ruined by Foolishness

People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord. (Proverb 19:3, NLT) We’ve said it here before – Proverbs are general truths – not absolutes.  For example, a person’s life can run into trouble for … Continue reading

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Faithful to Rescue

Our Lord is a faithful, rescuing God! (To receive free daily devotions via email, subscribe 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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Relational Rot

It will likely have to be cut out and replaced.  Either that, or the whole thing will have to be torn down. Thankfully I’m not talking about my house.  However the little shed in the backyard is showing its age.  … Continue reading

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Subjects or Students

Several years ago I heard about a speaker who addressed a conference of high school teachers.  At the opening of his presentation he asked, “Who here teaches Biology?”  Many hands went into the air.  “Who teaches math?”  More hands.  “How … Continue reading

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Seeking or Succeeding

His father had literally closed the Temple and forbidden the Israelites from worshipping there.  So when Hezekiah became king in his father’s place, he had a lot of restoration to make – in God’s Temple, and in God’s people.  And … Continue reading

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