Devotionals

Niagara Falls! Slowly I turned…

When I was little and didn’t know better, one of my favorite comedy teams was The Three Stooges. They had a skit that’s stayed…

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New Grand-daughter

Well, I’ve done it again. I’m a grandpa for the eight time, which is really amazing for someone as young as me. Last Saturday,…

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Naked!

I used to have this embarrassing dream—I would be at school and suddenly realize that I was in my underwear. Panic! You kind of wonder how I…

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My Name In Lights!

My high school football career nearly reached its zenith my senior year when I got my name in the local paper two weeks in a row—each time…

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My Day Is Coming!

I saw a lot of old friends at a missionary conference last weekend. I use the word ‘old” purposefully because honestly, it’s…

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Mule Psychology

According to the story (and I read this on Internet so you can accord any degree of confiance that you want to it) there was a contest at a…

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“Morning, Mr. Blister”

The boss storms into the office, a scowl plastered firmly on his face. ‘Good morning Mister Blister,” his secretary chirps.…

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More Spiritual Than God?

Have you ever thought yourself more spiritual than God? Of course, we’d never say anything like that aloud, but sometimes our actions…

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Marriage Proposals

How many of you ladies would like a wedding proposal like this? He drops to one knee, looks tenderly into your eyes and whispers,…

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Mamas and Sleepy Teenagers

It’s a ‘business as usual” morning. His mom had called him three times before he finally fell out of the bed, exhausted from…

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Make Up Your Feeble Mind!

I teased a friend once, a friend who was having a terrible time deciding what to order at the restaurant, ‘You need to choose. The…

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Made by … Extra-terrestrials?

We humans are pretty cool. We’ve got it all figured out. Our brains have expanded to almost understand everything. Well, maybe not…

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Little Girl Revenge

When my daughter was about four, she had some lively battles with her two big brothers aged five and six. She was little but a ferocious…

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Jump In!

Once, way back when, when I first met that lovely vision who became my wife, I had a dream. ‘Another dream? C’mon David.” I…

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Insight/Foresight

The yellow school bus slowly disgorged its occupants in front of the venerable institution of learning, otherwise known as Mineral Springs…

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Ten Concepts of a Healthy Marriage

You have just been introduced to all the Basic Concepts that I use whenever I try to save a marriage. If you apply them all to your…

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Daughters of Divinity – Part 3: Adoption Rewrites our Ending

Part 1: Daughters of Divinity Day 3: Adoption Rewrites Our Ending “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so…

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Daughters of Divinity – Part 2: Adoption Rescues Us from Abandonment

Part 1: Daughters of Divinity Day 2: Adoption Rescues Us from Abandonment “No one will be able to stand…

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Daughters of Divinity – Part 1: Have you Reclaimed What Has Been Stolen?

Part 1: Daughters of Divinity Day 1: Have Your Reclaimed What Has Been Stolen? “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the…

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God’s Forgiveness

Have you ever done something so bad that you wondered on what basis God could forgive you? Soon after God delivered his people from slavery,…

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Be Fruitful, Multiply-and Expect Opposition

Although being fruitful and multiplying (Exod 1:7) is a good thing, it can also provoke opposition from those who wrongly feel us…

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Alene- Chapter 29

Adora stood on the castle balcony looking down over the city. Outside the city, she could see black tents and people moving about like ants…

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The Flesh in the Book of Romans

Neoplatonic and gnostic dualism absorbed by later Christianity denied that the body was good, and many scholars today, reacting against this…

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Suffering and Exploitation in Revelation

Does Revelation have any relevance for today? Among the points where the book’s message might help people today is its challenge to the…

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You Will Know Them by Their Fruit

The false prophets in Matthew 7:15 claim to have prophesied, exorcised and effected miracles by Jesus’ name (Matthew 7:22). Although Matthew…

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Alene- Chapter 28

Adora hit the ground with a thud as men and women all around her laughed. For the last few hours, she’d been tied to the back of Gryphon’s…

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Joseph’s Further Exaltation

Now that Joseph’s family is reunited in Egypt, God blesses all of Joseph’s family through him. Pharaoh’s favor for Joseph’s family (Genesis…

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Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers

Joseph had been “controlling” himself since Genesis 43:31, but he could not control himself any longer (Genesis 45:1). Joseph sends everyone…

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The Test – Have Joseph’s Brothers Changed?

Joseph orders his household manager to return his brothers’ money in their sacks and also to place his silver cup in Benjamin’s sack…

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Alene- Chapter 27

“Oh, come now, Adora.” Draco smiled, taking the girl’s hand. “Your father doesn’t need to know.” The girl sighed, “Draco, I really do care…

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Joseph Receives the Double Portion

As noted earlier, Jacob gives Joseph the double portion allotted to the firstborn son. Because the double portion meant that the first son…