Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wednesday December 31, 2014

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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Tuesday December 30, 2014

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

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Monday December 29, 2014

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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Sunday December 28, 2014

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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Saturday December 27, 2014

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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Friday December 26, 2014

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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Christmas Day!

Luke 2:1-20 The Birth of Jesus 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of … Continue reading

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Wednesday December 24, 2014 – Christmas Eve

Luke 1:34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” We are thrilled with the birth of Jesus and the miracle of a virgin giving birth to the Christ as foretold by Isaiah.  But have … Continue reading

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Tuesday December 23, 2014

2 Kings 5:11, 12  But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and … Continue reading

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Monday December 22, 2014

Deuteronomy 8:2  Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his … Continue reading

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