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Devotionals

Coffee Stains: Bottom Feeders

Once I was watching the weather on the evening news when I got bothered. Our friendly weatherman had just informed us that through four or…

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Coffee Stains: Make Up Your Feeble Mind

Rules for Making Good Decisions I teased a friend once, a friend who was having a terrible time deciding what to order at the restaurant,…

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Coffee Stains: God Dreams

This week I want to do something different in Coffee Stains. Usually I share with you from my vast wells of wisdom (I hear you giggling and…

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Coffee Stains: Plantn’ Corn Wantn’ Peas

It was the strangest thing I ever saw. I didn’t usually wander by there but this day I decided to take a different way and there he…

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Coffee Stains: God’s Heart Exposed

David was at that point in life where he was dreaming great dreams for his kids. He had killed his giants and conquered his kingdoms. That…

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Coffee Stains: Cowboy Dave

Recently I was invited to a church which was having a special Western theme that particular Sunday morning. ‘You can dress Western, if…

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Coffee Stains: Revenge of the Yip Yip Dogs!

A little story that I told on a recent Sunday morning provoked a reaction among some dog owners, and for that I want to redeem myself by…

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Coffee Stains: Poor Old Me!

Poor Old Me ! The weather is cold and nasty, The rain””just look at it fall! The sky is gray and leaden. Sad winter has engulfed us…

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Coffee Stains: 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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Coffee Stains: Lady in the forest

The young man spotted her just up ahead on a forest trail that veered off to his right. He ran towards her slowing as he approached. Oh, she…

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Coffee Stains: 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…

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Coffee Stains: How to Hurt Someone

We pray for power. Maybe we ought to pray for compassion first because compassion paves the way for miracles ____________________ I had one…

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Coffee Stains: The Worst Singers

Once I started a church here in Europe and right from the start the second-worst female singer in the world joined us. The worst followed…

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Coffee Stains: The Three Clocks

I stayed in an apartment this past weekend that had three clocks. The one in the bedroom proudly announced that the time was 12:50. The one…

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Coffee Stains: Public Opinion

“I could care less what they think!” You ever said that? You were probably lying weren‘t you? It seems most of us care much more…

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Facing A Debilitating Illness

Luke 13:10-17 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for…

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Who Is Our Savior

“I’ve always been taught that Jesus was a good man and that we can find our way to heaven by following His principles,”…

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Three In One

‘Mom, a kid at school started an argument saying that Christians worship three gods,” Tina said, frowning. She poked a finger into the…

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Decisive Moments

In 1983, Coca-Cola was losing the market-share battle with Pepsi. They made a decision to launch New Coke. But consumers boycotted, and just…

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Derailed

There’s a special word for those tightrope walkers who display amazing feats of balance on a high wire — they’re called funambulists. In his…

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Deal With How You Feel

What makes some people flourish more in work and life than others? Intellect? Work ethic? Those are important, but they don’t tell the whole…

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Comfort for an Agitated Heart

The founder of a successful manufacturing company was in the process of succession planning and was grooming his son to take over the…

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A Tale to Tell

I don’t like getting lost in an unfamiliar place – driving around questioning whether you turn this way or that way, hearing the honks of…

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Are You Becoming Ordinary?

In Florence, Italy, every day people from all over the world pay money and wait in line to see a 14-foot marble statue, shaped nearly 500…

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A Compelling Call

In some small towns back in the day, the volunteer fire department’s telephone was answered by the policeman who was on duty. It was then…

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Accepted

Read ‘Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was…

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A Bias for Obedience

Read After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may…

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Five Second Rule

Most people have heard of the “five second rule”—that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have enough time…

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More Than Functional Feet

Read Romans 10:1-21 ‘For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one…

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Your Days are Numbered

In Psalm 90, Moses contrasts the frailty of man and the brevity of life, with the power and the eternity of God. All that leads to this…

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Who Put That There?

Have you ever seen something new in your house and thought to yourself, “Who put that there?” That’s what happened to a Wisconsin couple…