A Meaningful Life Part 2

When I read Ecclesiastes, I find that Solomon sometimes contradicts himself as he rambles along. I don’t understand a lot of what he writes – meaning that I don’t see how it all ties together. It’s not a logical, sequential treatise on the meaning of life. He doesn’t go from point A to point B […]

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Living a Meaningful Life

When you battle the flu like I did a couple weeks ago – or any kind of worse diseases like cancer or CF or MS or cluster headaches or anything else – there are times when you just feel horrible and want to be put out of your misery as you lay there in bed […]

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What Love Is

John the Apostle has often been called “the Beloved Apostle” or “the Apostle of Love.” He didn’t start out that way! Jesus called John and his brother James “the Sons of Thunder” probably for their temper. But after hanging around Jesus for 3 years, John was transformed. He was part of Jesus’ inner circle. In […]

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God’s Embrace

Imagine what it would be like to be held in God’s embrace. Take a moment and close your eyes. Now, imagine the Lord is there walking toward you. He reaches out with his arms and embraces you with a loving, welcoming hug. Maybe you normally don’t even like to be touched or hugged like that. […]

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Listen Up!

A lot of times when we’re listening for God, we hope that he speaks loud and clear like the sound of a howling wind of a hurricane. Or we’re looking for some kind of ground-breaking revelation or special insight from God into spiritual things that nobody else has ever encountered or discovered. Or we want […]

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Great Expectations

The 2019 chapter of your life has yet to be written, but I’m sure you have some expectations, some goals in mind for this new year. What are some things you expect to happen in 2019 whether in your own personal life, or in your family, or at your job? Maybe it’s: Graduate from high […]

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Remember your “before” and “after”

“He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot…” (Psalm 66:6) If you know Jewish history, you’ll know the writer of this Psalm is talking about the Exodus from Egypt. Although this event took place hundreds of years before this writer even lived, it is still the most significant event […]

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Mary the Chosen

What kind of person was Mary that she would be chosen to be the mother of Jesus? What did God see in her? I don’t know all the reasons God chose her or what he saw in her, but I did notice something here in these verses. Mary displayed one very important character trait that […]

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You have a Voice

John the Baptist was uniquely positioned to prepare the way for Messiah. Here’s what Jesus had to say about his uniqueness: Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. (Matthew 11:11) […]

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Unfulfilled Expectations

In Luke 1, we learn that Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, and his wife, Elizabeth, were both very old and childless. Elizabeth has not been able to conceive. I have every reason to believe, though, that Zechariah and Elizabeth had prayed hundreds and hundred of times asking the Lord to give them a […]

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