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Who influences you …

“My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith.” James 2:1 When Susan, my youngest daughter, was in high school we hosted a foreign exchange student from Istanbul, Turkey, for eight months. Years … Continue reading

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Attention Bullies!

“Because you run roughshod over the poor and take the bread right out of their mouths, you’re never going to move into the luxury homes you have built.” Amos 5:10 Amos tells it like he sees it. In today’s message, … Continue reading

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Spoon-fed Religion — Daily Meditation Moment

“God means what he says. What he says goes.” Hebrews 4:12 (The Message Bible) When challenged about how his words sometimes come out of his mouth less than eloquently, Vice President Joe Biden quipped, “But I say what I mean.” … Continue reading

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Mean What You Say — Daily Meditation Moment

“Why, anyone by just giving you a cup of water in my [Jesus] name is on our side.” Mark 9:41 (The Message Bible) The disciple John approached Jesus and said, “Teacher, we saw a man using your name to expel … Continue reading

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I Am What I Am — Daily Meditation Moment

[Jesus said] “As for awarding places of honor, that’s not my business.” Mark 10:40 (The Message Bible) Recently, I came out of the closet—the political closet, that is, by acknowledging the candidate of my choice for the upcoming presidential election. … Continue reading

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Scatter-Brained — Daily Meditation Moment

May 3 “Wherever they were scattered, they preached the Message about Jesus.” Acts 8:1 (The Message Bible) Today I am more scatter-brained than I usually am…. It started on the patio when I dug into my basket of devotional books … Continue reading

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You Have the Right to Your Own Opinion — Daily Meditation Moment

October 8, 2011 “Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them.” Philippians 4:4 I wonder, “Why does an opinion expressed on religion, politics, parenting, etc., … Continue reading

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Daily at my Desk

Every morning (or almost every morning) I take my tea, breakfast, and basket of books, which includes my bible (The Message by Eugene Peterson), my journal, and a few devotion books and head for the screened-in porch to spend time … Continue reading

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