Monthly Archives: June 2012

June 29: how do I look

At least once a day, I look in the mirror. It is generally before I leave the house. I want to be sure the image that others will see is the image that I think they will see. Unlike the … Continue reading

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June 28: at all times

When am I closest to God – during good times or during bad times? The prophet Amos speaks during a period of prosperity for Israel and Judah. He delivers an angry message of coming judgment because in the midst of … Continue reading

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June 27: center

What if my relationship with God was central to everything in my life, and my hope of completeness and prosperity was possible only to the extent that my relationship with God was central? In other words, would I say that … Continue reading

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June 23: motives

As we read the tangled history of the kings of Judah and Israel, it appears that Jehu finally (and violently) restores the focus of the northern kingdom of Israel on the LORD God. For the next hundred years, life will … Continue reading

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June 21: consequences

Each week, my faith group memorizes a verse of scripture. This week’s verse is Proverbs 21:21 – Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. This verse is an appropriate summary of the readings these past few days … Continue reading

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June 16: continue to live

The stories of the prophet Elijah are amazing. He went where God sent him and ravens brought him food. When God sent him to the widow of Zarephath for food, though she had only enough for one meager meal, she … Continue reading

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June 15: God can do

What does it mean to be free? Asa was the king. He could do what he wanted. He started well, reforming the ways of his predecessor and putting the nation’s focus back on God. As a result, it was a … Continue reading

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