Monthly Archives: December 2020

Monday December 21, 2020 – Do you think He’s forgotten?

Psalm 33:4  For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Have you ever been forgotten?  Or have you forgotten someone else?  How about forgetting an important event?  It happens to all … Continue reading

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Sunday December 20, 2020 – Responding to life’s daily tests

Psalm 20:7  Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Have you ever noticed how easy tests are when you know all the answers to the questions?  It’s the … Continue reading

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Saturday December 19, 2020 – Seeing difficulties as adventures!

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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Friday December 18, 2020 – In a very difficult situation, God spoke to me!

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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Thursday December 17, 2020 – ‘Getting it right’ is becoming like Him!

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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Wednesday December 16, 2020 – Excellence doesn’t happen by accident

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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Tuesday December 15, 2020 – Saltiness and the hot moist towel

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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Monday December 14, 2020 – “Why not?” – The ‘skunk factor’ is real!

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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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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Saturday December 12, 2020 – Responding to “Why?” redemptively

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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