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Posts in category December 2010 Daily Devotion

December 31, 2010

We’re having a fabulous Friday! And we are ready to say goodbye to 2010! About midway through Jesus’ ministry, as always the crowd was hemming him in. Luke said it almost crushed him. That sounds like the race letting out at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Then Jesus made an odd statement. He said someone had touched […]

December 30, 2010

We’re having a tremendous Thursday! AND, 2010 is just about outta here! Today is a good day to do some more thinking about the new year that’s just around the corner. Do you have any “iron gates” in your life? Peter had him one giant iron gate and it was the real McCoy…a literal iron […]

December 29, 2010

We’re having a wonderful Wednesday! Today is a good day to consider the ways we pray. In Psalm 6, hear the angst in David’s voice as he appeals to the Lord for mercy: O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger Or discipline me in your wrath. Be merciful to me, Lord for I […]

December 28, 2010

We’re having a terrific Tuesday! Why not? Well, here we are almost knocking on the door of the end of another year. In some ways, I suspect we may feel like Elijah when he had run ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to Jezreel, quite worn and weary. [1 Kings 18:46] That marathon was […]

December 26, 2010

It’s the Monday after Christmas and the beat goes on.  According to Cher it does anyway! In her book “Reluctant Pilgrim,” Enuma Okara said, “God’s light shines especially bright through the multiple and endless fragmented slices that exist in broken people.” She happened to be referring to a special loved one who is now in […]

December 24, 2010

I ran across a statement spoken by Gideon that for some reason made me laugh out loud. We are told an angel of the Lord came to him, pulled up a chair under the tree of Ophrah and said to him, “The Lord is with you mighty warrior.” We are led to believe that Gideon […]

December 23, 2010

Today is a good day to trust the unseen anchor will hold, no matter what the storm. Off the Florida Keys, several miles out at sea, one can see an odd sight. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere is a random series of orange balls that float on the water, each with a different number. […]

December 22, 2010

We’re having a wonderful Wednesday and today is a good day to celebrate! Yesterday was the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and this means that today we are one day closer to spring, the start of the 2011 NASCAR season and all the other things that make life worth living! Yeah, I […]

December 21, 2010

Today could be a good day to find our knees. There is an incredibly odd text in Matthew that has always been difficult for me. A Canaanite woman comes to Jesus near hysterical because her daughter is demon-possessed. What does Jesus do? He ignores her. In fact, we are told he spoke not a word. […]

December 20, 2010

Today will turn out just about the way that we say it will. Years ago, when I was a boy, some mean kids called me names. I ran home pretty upside about the matter. They’d dug really deep in their bag of insults. They had actually called me a girl! Now, I was real sure […]

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