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Posts in category November Daily Devotion

November 30, 2010

Today is a good day to see our wounds in a different way. All of us have a few battle scars from life. If we are fortunate to live long enough, the wounds and scars can grow quite numerous. The funny thing about wounds and scars is that no two people seem to look at […]

November 29, 2010

Today is a good day to try living a different way. Sometimes, I think we have this living business all backwards. We attack each day like our hair is on fire. We constantly walk around with an Uzi in our hands, just ready to blast the next problem that pops its head up. But what […]

November 24, 2010

Today is a good day to allow gratitude to slow time down. Previously, I have mentioned that as children, my cousins and I used to love walking behind my granddad’s tractor in the early spring as he plowed with his sub-soiler. We were hoping his plow would bring some treasure to the surface and it […]

November 23, 2010

Today is a good day to realize that though much sorrow may be present in life, there is still much for which to be thankful. Once upon a time, there was a woman by the name of Naomi. She was married to a man named Elimelech and she had two sons, Mahlon and Killion. Unfortunately, […]

November 22, 2010

This whole week is a good week to focus upon gratitude! Last Wednesday evening, our “Handle With Prayer” group at church referenced a quote by Sister Macrina Wiederkehr that I’d like to pass along to you this morning. Sister Macrina said, “What makes a flame burn are the spaces between the logs. We must have […]

November 19, 2010

Today is a good day to let go of something that may be haunting us from our past…like maybe a grudge. Often, I have heard it said that “what we do, we become.” From a certain point of view, that statement can seem pretty ominous. Given the way humans think, we immediately begin to obsess […]

November 18, 2010

Today is a good day to fly! Orville Wright once said, “If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.” Orville knew what he was talking about. Eyewitness accounts at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina recorded seeing Orville and Wilbur both […]

November 17, 2010

Today is a good day to work on being more flexible. In his essay Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson warned, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” What on earth was he talking about? He was referring to the dangers of being too inflexible. I would […]

November 16, 2010

Today is a good day to reach a wee bit past our comfort zone. Peter Arnell, long time marketer for Pepsi and Samsung wrote in his book Shift, “Aging should not be equated with slowing down. It should motivate us to get going. Failure is not reaching for something and falling; it’s not reaching high enough […]

November 15, 2010

Today is a good day to focus only upon doing one thing at a time. Multitasking is not what it’s cracked up to be. The old teacher who wrote Ecclesiastes said, “One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.” [Ecc. 4:6] Given the pace of our […]

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