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Posts in category September 2012 Daily Devotion

April 26, 2018

So, while I was reading the apostle Paul’s epistle to the Philippians this morning, I had a weird thought: Have you ever considered that what other people think of you is none of your business? I’ll get back to Paul in a minute or so but for now, please simmer on the question above.  What other […]

April 25, 2018

Attitude is everything!           Have you ever noticed how life just seems to bring to us an endless stream of always-vexing, unsolved problems?  For example, will I-77 at the Brookshire ever be anything other than a disaster?           To answer that last question, right on cue Nature decided to flood the place yesterday afternoon.  It was as if someone […]

April 24, 2018

I think today might be a good day to consider the theme of harmony.           I got this notion from a story that I stumbled over recently concerning a Nobel Peace Prize winner by the name of Wangari Maathai (pronounced Wan- gary Ma-ta-i).  She was a woman from Kenya who passed away in 2011 but was credited […]

April 19, 2018

I have just returned home after spending some time in California, visiting my son Cory.  We had quite an adventure.  It was good to spend time with him but as always, it’s good to get back home as well. This morning I am once again marveling at the genius of Christ.  Have you ever noticed how his words […]

April 11, 2018

We’re having a wonderful Wednesday!  Why not?  To decide otherwise would be insane.           Yet, we often do…decide to act insanely and inadvertently, unconsciously, thoughtlessly choose to have a dreadful day by carrying over feuds and upsets from yesterday…and the day before…and last week and so on…into today.           This morning I began to pray on Jesus’ conversation […]

April 6, 2018

Today, I think it would be a good idea to start things off with some words from old Moses.  Moses said, “…man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord (Deuteronomy 8:3b NIV).”           It does not take rocket science for us to figure out that Moses was speaking […]

April 5, 2018

Today I feel the need to revisit a quote by Abraham Lincoln that I cited yesterday.           Lincoln said, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, because God is always right!”           Sadly, I feel that much of the time we’re oblivious to this […]

April 4, 2018

Have you ever considered that when we pray for personal good, it might not be a bad idea to consider how our prayers might affect other people? It was Abraham Lincoln who started me thinking down this road. Lincoln once said, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern […]

April 3, 2018

Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day is now two days in the rearview mirror.  We had a busy Holy Week!  But now, I kind of tongue-in-cheek feel like asking, “Well, what are we going to do now?”           We’re done with the Easter bunny, finding hidden eggs, songs of the cross, the old-rugged one that we cling to I […]

March 30, 2018

Welcome to Good Friday!  We call it good because it’s good for us, for all of humanity.  But, that dark Friday back in the day was a really bad day for Jesus.           It probably wouldn’t take much for us to feel a bit weepy today as we give some thought and prayer to Jesus’ […]

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