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November 16: what matters

I am often asked to write letters of recommendation. It may be for someone seeking acceptance to a college. Sometimes it is a potential employer. I have even written letters on behalf of a person being considered for an award. … Continue reading

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November 14: not without effect

I love watching the sun rise. I will not forget this one that Amanda captured when we were traveling in Kenya. A sunrise changes everything. The light gives us the ability to see what we could not see previously, but … Continue reading

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November 9: influence

I am reminded by today’s reading from 1 Corinthians of our concern when our children were younger with whom they were associating. We wanted to get to know their friends. We wanted to know who they were spending time with. … Continue reading

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November 7: the only thing that counts

Reading from the book of Galatians on the morning after 115 million Americans went to the polls, this is the verse that caught my attention: “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” (Galatians 5:6b) Paul was … Continue reading

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November 1: I’ve never seen anything like this

Early this morning, I was watching an online news report of the damage along the New Jersey coast as a result of Hurricane Sandy. In the way the report was edited, every person in the story began with the same … Continue reading

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October 26: taking responsibility

“I appeal to Caesar!” (Acts 25:11) Paul felt compelled by God to go to Rome. In yesterday’s reading, we heard Jesus tell Paul that he would go to Rome. What we discover in today’s reading is that Paul had to … Continue reading

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October 25: comforter

“You are miserable comforters, all of you!” The first five verses of Job 16 say a lot about what not to do and what to do in the presence of someone who is suffering. Job’s friends have been increasing his … Continue reading

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October 20: signs and wonders

Do you remember the prayer for boldness? (Acts 4) Enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus. Today there … Continue reading

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October 18: why?

The words of the hymn come to mind: If thou but suffer God to guide thee, and hope in God through all thy ways, God will give strength, whate’er betide thee, and bear thee through the evil days. Who trusts … Continue reading

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October 12: overcoming jealousy

Chapter 7 of Nehemiah describes how even with the wall completed around Jerusalem, the enemies – and most noteably Tobiah – still did not want Nehemiah to accomplish the goal of rebuilding Jerusalem. Tobiah had relatives in the city, they … Continue reading

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