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The past 3 days the titles of my devotionals have been: “Just Believe”, “Just Ignore Them” and “Just Get up”. They all were based on Mark 5:21-43. Then, ironically, the sermon at my church this weekend was based on Luke 8:40-56, which is the exact same story being related by another disciple of Jesus. The … Continue reading Just A Touch
(Recommended Reading: 2 Samuel 13 - 19:18 - Quotes from NLT) I share with you today, on Father’s Day, a reprint of the article I published for this occasion last year. In my Mother’s Day article I said: “We do not read the impactful kind of stories in the Bible about Mothers like we do … Continue reading A Father’s Love
First I want to establish the definition of a pretender. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of the word that is relevant for this article is this: “one who makes a false or hypocritical show”. Some of the synonyms for the word are: faker, fraud, imposter and phony. How many people sit in church … Continue reading Pretenders
(Recommended Reading: John 8) I enjoy reading Bible passages that seem to show the humanity of Jesus. He was 100% God but He was also 100% human. The human side of Jesus experienced everything that all humans experience. I cannot imagine how frustrating it must have been for Him at times when as God, He … Continue reading Harsh Realities
Grief is a dreaded word, because it means that something has happened either in our own life or someplace around us that results in heartbreak and sadness. Today, because of the accelerated level of communication in the world we can know almost instantly when something bad has occurred. This has created the illusion that things … Continue reading Grief
I am sure that all of you remember that Christmas song that talks about how you had better behave because Santa knows when you are sleeping and he knows when you are awake, he knows when you have been bad or good, etc. The words are used as an attempt to coerce children to behave … Continue reading You See Me When I’m Sleeping…
These are the words of Jesus as spoken in Luke 18:9-14 (ERV): “There were some people who thought they were very good and looked down on everyone else. Jesus used this story to teach them: ‘One time there was a Pharisee and a tax collector. One day they both went to the Temple to pray. … Continue reading Holier Than Thou
(Scripture references from New Living Translation) I share with you a reprint of the article I published 3 years ago for this occasion: Today we celebrate Mother’s Day. A day that was first celebrated in 1908 by a lady named Anna Jarvis – a celebration at her own church to honor her Mother, Ann. Ann … Continue reading Call Her Blessed
For those of you that are in the same age range as myself (old) you will probably remember a show we used to watch on TV - The Lawrence Welk Show. This was a musical variety show back in the big band era. The band on the show was lead by Mr. Welk. The weekly … Continue reading A-ONE and A-TWO
(Scripture references as noted) In one of my devotionals, the author talked about how you can sometimes see Little Leaguers step up to the plate with their little bat, swing it a couple of times, tap the dirt from their shoes and sometimes even spit. We know that it is unlikely that their coaches are … Continue reading Go Along To Get Along?