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“they have greatly oppressed me from my youth,     but they have not gained the victory over me.” Psalm 129:2 (NIV) Part of the conversation over the dinner table last night was focused on people whose attitudes and behaviors ruin our day. I thought about that … Continue reading

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Letting Go of My Personal Timetable

“The Lord has done what he predicted through me.” 1 Samuel 28:17 (NIV) When I was a young man, I couldn’t wait to grow up. There is a natural progression of time and life, but there was something in me … Continue reading

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Heart of Mine

Guard your heart above all else,     for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 (NLT) Along my life’s journey I have many times been led astray by my heart which, evidence suggests, has a mind and will of … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Esther 9

Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews, had plotted to crush and destroy them on the date determined by casting lots (the lots were called purim). Esther 9:24 (NLT) The casting of lots was a common practice … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Acts 26

Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.” Acts 26:32 (NLT) There is mysterious union of our choices and God’s divine purposes. We make decisions that determine our steps. God weaves … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 16

We can make our plans,       but the LORD determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 (NLT) I never planned to be a businessman. I never planned to live in Pella, Iowa. I never planned to be divorced, nor remarried. I never planned to … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Deuteronomy 30

I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. Deuteronomy 30:19 (MSG) Each day I make a myriad of choices. … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Numbers 32

They continued, “If you think we’ve done a good job so far, give us this country for our inheritance. Don’t make us go across the Jordan.” Numbers 32:5 (MSG) Land is a funny thing. Along life’s journey I’ve watched families … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Numbers 26

God spoke to Moses: “Divide up the inheritance of the land based on population. A larger group gets a larger inheritance; a smaller group gets a smaller inheritance—each gets its inheritance based on the population count. Numbers 26:52-54 (MSG) Along … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Matthew 2

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory— this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? … Continue reading

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