Monthly Archives: May 2019

Tuesday May 21, 2019 – The wonderful blessing of kindness

Ephesians 4:32a  Be kind and compassionate to one another,… A special memory from several years ago:  “I am sitting in my leather recliner typing with Pappy, a small Poodle, squeezed in next to me on the seat. My left arm … Continue reading

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Monday May 20, 2019 – A multifaceted redemptive skill that we must learn

Proverbs 27:5-6a  Better is open rebuke than hidden love.  6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, One of my classes at Wheaton Grad School dealt with resolving conflicts.  We each had to take a test that measured our view … Continue reading

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Sunday May 19, 2019 – Keeping ‘weeds’ out of our lives

1 Corinthians 15:33  Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character. When we look out the kitchen window we see the garden I wrote of yesterday.  The roses and iris are in full bloom and they are so beautiful.  … Continue reading

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Saturday May 18, 2019 – Weeding the garden of our life

Mark 4:7  Some fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was strangled among the weeds and nothing came of it. It’s amazing how many weeds have flowers.  I’m not talking about the ones that you see along roads … Continue reading

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Friday May 17, 2019 – A Special Prayer for young adults and young at heart

A Special Prayer:  The Scriptures are filled with such wonderful men and women of faith.  The Lord helped me write this prayer several years ago for a conference.  It is particularly fitting this time of year with graduations, commencements, weddings … Continue reading

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Wednesday May 16, 2018 – A ‘not so dumb’ illustration

Psalm 42:5 Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and 6 my God. Have you noticed that difficult situations can have a strong … Continue reading

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Wednesday May 15, 2019 – The joy of overlooking offenses

Proverbs 17:9  He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. You’re driving down the road in wintery weather.  A truck goes by and suddenly your windshield is covered with slush and dirt.  … Continue reading

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Tuesday May 14, 2019 – Do we view God through a ‘referee/fairness’ model?

2 Corinthians 5:7  We live by faith, not by sight. Have you ever noticed how common mistakes are?  Fortunately we don’t have video replay in our daily lives where family and friends can relive our blunders.  It’s bad enough listening … Continue reading

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Monday May 13, 2019 – Remembering the special people God used

Philippians 1:3  I thank my God every time I remember you. Let’s take some time to remember the very special people that God has used to bless and help us over the years.  They may be life long friends or … Continue reading

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Sunday May 12, 2019 – 10 year old Tilly Smith and perceiving reality

John 1:45-46  45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”  46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from … Continue reading

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