All Scripture references are quoted from the New International Version of the Bible (unless otherwise noted).

May 11, 2022

“I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of complete understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ. In him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians 2:2-3 There is a phrase we use...

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May 4, 2022

“Tell the people: Consecrate yourselves in readiness for tomorrow, and you will eat meat because you wept in the Lord’s hearing, ‘Who will feed us meat? We were better off in Egypt.’ The Lord will give you meat and you will eat. You will eat, not for one day, or...

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April 27, 2022

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14   Sin hurts. Sometimes the...

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April 20, 2022

“For like the crackling of burning thorns under the pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This too is futile.” – Ecclesiastes 7:6 A couple weeks ago I went to a Zach Williams concert. During the concert he shared his testimony. He talked about how, before he was a...

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April 13, 2022

“Stop fighting, and know that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.” – Psalm 46:10 Yesterday we had wind gusts of nearly 100 miles per hour here in Southern Colorado. This morning on the news I saw that many semi-trucks had been blown over along the...

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April 6, 2022

April 6, 2022 “For you should wage war with sound guidance – victory comes with many counselors.” – Proverbs 24:6 My OCD tendencies often cause me to overprepare for even small tasks. Whether I’m undertaking a large building project, working on restoring a car, or doing a simple repair job...

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March 23, 2022

March 23, 2022 “And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, 25 not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25 Throughout my...

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March 16, 2022

March 16, 2022   “Jesus answered, ‘Truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Don’t work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of...

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March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022   “Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me.” – John 15:4   Have you ever felt like you are just spinning your...

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March 2, 2022

March 2, 2022   “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy...

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February 23, 2022

February 23, 2022   “And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25   As...

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February 16, 2022

February 16, 2022   “God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his one and only Son into the world so that we might live through him.” – 1 John 4:9   A small child often does not understand what a parent does for their safety and...

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February 9, 2022

February 9, 2022   “Don’t store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. For where your treasure...

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February 2, 2022

February 2, 2022   “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:2-3   Today my kids are home from school because it is a snow day. Like...

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January 26, 2022

January 26, 2022   “Agrippa said to Paul, ‘Are you going to persuade me to become a Christian so easily?’ ‘I wish before God,’ replied Paul, ‘that whether easily or with difficulty, not only you but all who listen to me today might become as I am—except for these chains.’”...

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January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022   “Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent. But even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29-31  ...

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January 12, 2022

January 12, 2022   “Yet he often withdrew to deserted placed and prayed” – Luke 5:16   Yesterday I spent the day alone working on the shop I’m building. I was putting in the new electrical outlets (29 of them to be exact). It was very repetitive work, but I...

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January 5, 2022

January 5, 2022   “Keep your life free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for he himself has said, I will never leave you or abandon you. Therefore, we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man...

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December 29, 2021

December 29, 2021   “Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise. Without a leader, administrator, or ruler, it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food during harvest.” – Psalm 6:6-8   There are many passages where the Bible does not pull any punches....

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December 22, 2021

December 22, 2021   “The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After his mother, Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant from the Holy Spirit. So, her husband, Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace...

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December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021   “They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the manger. After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.” –...

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December 8, 2021

December 8, 2021   “‘See, I am the Lord’s servant,’ said Mary. ‘May it happen to me as you have said.’ Then the angel left her.” – Luke 1:38   In Luke chapter one, we have the famous Christmastime storytelling of when the angel of the Lord visited the virgin...

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December 1, 2021

December 1, 2021   “A voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight! Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be made low; the crooked will become straight, the rough ways smooth, and everyone will see...

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November 24, 2021

November 24, 2021   “While traveling to Jerusalem, he passed between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten men with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and raised their voices, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he told them, ‘Go and...

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November 17, 2021

November 17, 2021   “And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25   Why...

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November 10, 2021

November 10, 2021   “The idols of the nations are of silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears but cannot hear; indeed, there is no breath in their mouths. Those who make them are just like them,...

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November 03, 2021

November 03, 2021 “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” – 2 Corinthians 9:15   As soon as Halloween is over everyone gets excited to celebrate Christmas. Many people have been anxiously waiting to start this celebration since January! I would love to think that everyone is excited to...

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October 27, 2021

October 27, 2021   “All of us have become like something unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment; all of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities carry us away like the wind.” – Isaiah 64:6   All of us are sinful. Even those of...

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October 20, 2021

October 20, 2021   “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to the king, ‘Nebuchadnezzar, we don’t need to give you an answer to this question. If the God we serve exists, then he can rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and he can rescue us from the power of...

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October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021   “But you, Lord, are enthroned forever; your fame endures to all generations.” – Psalm 102:12   Psalm 102 begins with a pretty intense introduction: “A prayer of a suffering person who is weak and pours out his lament before the Lord.” And from there it only...

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