Category Archives: Daily Meditations Blog

It’s time to hang it up . . .

“I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I’m singing your song, High God.” Psalm 8:2 Recently, I watched a sermon by Dr. Charles Stanley, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. He talked about four “L” words: learn, laugh, listen, … Continue reading

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Fruit of the spirit …

“If you grow a healthy tree, you’ll pick healthy fruit.” Matthew 12:33 The tree won. I wanted to chop down the only citrus tree in my yard. Some people called me a “tree murderer” when I stopped irrigating it. When … Continue reading

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She took care of herself …

“Take care of widows who are destitute. If a widow has family members to take care of her….” 1 Timothy 5:3 My mother-in-law was a scrappy little woman—barely eighty pounds when she died at age 89.  Marion suffered much grief, tragically losing her … Continue reading

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Who is a Christian fraud?

“How often I’ve ached to embrace your children the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you wouldn’t let me.” Matthew 23:37 In the Matthew passage, Jesus came down hard on the Pharisees, calling them “frauds.” Our … Continue reading

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The manger bed …

“While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.” … Continue reading

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One must forgive …

“As the rocks rained down, ‘Stephen prayed, Master Jesus, take my life.’ Then he knelt down, praying loud enough for everyone to hear, ‘Master, don’t blame them for this sin’—his last words. Then he died.” Acts 7:59-60 A couple of … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas … Rejoice …

 “I can’t imagine a world big enough to hold such a library of books [about the works of Jesus].” John 21:25 Who would have thought a baby born in a manger would become a huge public figure. Books can’t record … Continue reading

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A love gift …

 “He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken…” Isaiah 61:1 These words are from the prophet Isaiah—spoken 700 years before Jesus was born. Jesus lived these words of Isaiah, and in the process, showed us … Continue reading

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What’s your handle?

“The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.” Hebrews 11:1,2a I have handles everywhere in my … Continue reading

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