Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 31: witness (Exodus 28-29; Acts 7)

As I was reading, I remembered this verse from 1 Peter 3:15 – Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. What is your story of what … Continue reading

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January 30: momentum (Exodus 25-27; Acts 6)

Have you ever been part of a movement that felt unstoppable? Maybe a political campaign or an effort to reform a business practice or maybe you were so in love with someone that it felt like being together was destiny? … Continue reading

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January 28: boldness (Exodus 21-22; Psalm 12; Acts 4)

One of the things that happens in reading through the entire Bible is that we end up reading certain passages that we otherwise would never read. For example, the list of laws in Exodus that seem odd with punishments that appear … Continue reading

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January 27: beautiful (Exodus 17-20; Acts3)

Perhaps it is because I am working on a message on prayer for Sunday, but as I was reading today’s scripture, I paused and wrote Exodus 17:6 in my journal. God said to Moses, I will stand there before you. … Continue reading

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January: how much more (Exodus 14-16; Acts 2)

I like to do things for my children. I always have. I suspect that I always will. We did not bring children into this world so that they would do for me – so that I would have someone to … Continue reading

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January 25: trust (Exodus 12-13; Psalm 21; Acts 1)

When I read scripture, I am listening for something in the scripture that speaks to me. It may be a word, a phrase, an entire verse or paragraph. Each time I read a passage, even one that is very familiar … Continue reading

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January 24: power (Exodus 9-11; Luke 24)

After reading the scripture for today, here’s what I wrote in my journal. God holds the power. Pharaoh resists, but God holds the power. Pharaoh thinks he has the power, but ultimate power is found in God alone. The clash … Continue reading

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January 23: a hardened heart (Exodus 6-8; Luke 23)

As we read the scripture from the Old and the New Testaments, it is interesting how the reading are so often connected. Today, we read from Exodus how Moses went to Pharaoh asking that he let the Israelites be free. … Continue reading

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January 18: reentry

It reaches this part of a trip, and I cannot get home fast enough. It feels a little like we are waiting for a plane that will never arrive. This will be my final post until we arrive home on … Continue reading

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January 17: the little things

I’ve noticed how the little things have a huge impact. On Monday as I painted alongside Pastor Reuben, I asked him how he carried the things he needed for ministry when riding his bicycle. He has two modes of transportation … Continue reading

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