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

December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019 “Who is weak, and I do not feel weak?” – 1 Corinthians 11:29 Today as I was getting my hair cut my barber was telling me about a Christmas tradition that he and his family have. On Christmas Eve, they prepare bags with food and basic hygiene...

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December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019“Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.’” – Luke 12:15There is a story about a rabbi who takes one of his students to a window and asks, “What do you...

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November 27, 2019

November 27, 2019“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:2-4The other night we...

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November 20, 2019

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:10 This morning I was walking my daughter to the school bus and she was telling me how much she has enjoyed sketching and painting lately....

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November 13, 2019

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know,” – Jeremiah 33:3 With five children in my house I hear a lot of “Hey dad!” throughout the day. Most of them consist of things like, “Hey dad! Can you get...

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November 6, 2019

“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today,’ so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” – Hebrews 3:12-13 Today is...

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October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019 “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.” – Proverbs 22:4 When the Bible talks about the “fear of the Lord” it is talking about much more than simply being afraid. The fear of the Lord means we stand in...

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October 9, 2019

October 9, 2019 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 I’ve said it many times;...

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October 2, 2019

October 2, 2019 “Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.” – Proverbs 15:16-17 What is it that you need to be happy? I’m sure that if we sat down...

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September 18, 2019

September 18, 2019 “The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.” – Proverbs 18:11 I’m sure all of us have heard stories that illustrate how unreliable riches can be. From the story of Job thousands of years ago to modern...

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