Monthly Archives: December 2013

Wednesday January 1, 2013 New Years Day

James 1:2, 3  Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. One of my favorite characters in C. S. Lewis’ Narnia Tales … Continue reading

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Tuesday December 31, 2013

Proverbs 2:6  For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Years ago I was an assistant pastor and was going through an exceedingly difficult and painful situation with some members of the high school youth group … Continue reading

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Monday December 30, 2013

Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. This week we’ve talked about ‘Why?’ and ‘Why not?’; skunk factors, saltiness and excellence.  All of these have addressed particulars … Continue reading

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Sunday December 29, 2013

Galatians 5:1 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Have you noticed that everything that is considered ‘excellence’ requires effort and work?  Music, sports, writing, college, cooking, careers, parenting, marriage, … Continue reading

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Saturday December 28, 2013

Matthew 5:13  “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Yesterday I … Continue reading

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Friday December 27, 2013

1 John 3:3  Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. “Why not?” – and the ‘skunk factor’! This is another question that we might frequently ask or hear asked of us.  It is … Continue reading

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Thursday December 26, 2013

Psalm 9:10  Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. “Why?” This is a question that many of us frequently have.  Sometimes there are ready answers, i.e., “Why did I … Continue reading

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