MONDAY MEDITATION: “Don’t Cry” (August 9)

As they approached the village gate, they met a funeral procession—a woman’s only son was being carried out for burial. And the mother was a widow. When Jesus saw her, his heart broke. He said to her, “Don’t cry.” – Luke 7:12-13 The story of Jesus restoring life to a widow’s son doesn’t fit your …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Invest and Believe (July 19)

“The Lord of heavenly forces, the God of Israel, proclaims: Take these documents—this sealed deed of purchase along with the unsealed one—and put them into a clay container so they will last a long time.” – Jeremiah 32:16 There was one rule of investing that you should follow: If I buy a stock, don’t buy it. Too …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Creative Extremism (January 18)

We are fools for Christ. – 1 Corinthians 4:10a When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was imprisoned in 1963 because of a protest against segregation, he took it as an opportunity to write a letter. Known now as the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” he was responding to white clergymen who urged him to show more moderation, instead …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Soft Hearts, Open Hands (March 2, 2020)

If there are some poor persons among you…don’t be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward your poor fellow Israelites. To the contrary! Open your hand wide to them. You must generously lend them whatever they need. — Deuteronomy 15:7-8 What striking contrasts. “Hard-hearted” vs. soft-hearted. “Tightfisted” vs. open-handed. Which do we choose to be? Hard-hearted/tightfisted was the …

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