MONDAY MEDITATION: “You Might Be a Redneck If…” (October 5)

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said about him, “Here is a genuine Israelite in whom there is no deceit.” – John 1:47 The comedian Jeff Foxworthy has made a career out of that redneck line. Being from the redneck genetic lineage, I can appreciate his humor. One of my favorites of his is, “If …

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FRIDAY MEDITATION: Where’s My Peanut Butter Sandwich? (September 4)

NOTE: This week I’m sending a daily devotion based on reflections on Jake the Beagle. Our regular weekly/Monday meditations will resume next week. Hope these are meaningful for you! A peanut butter sandwich ranks high on my list of snacks. I was halfway through one when I put it down to close a screen door. …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Reverse Adoption (August 31)

NOTE: Recently our pet beagle, Jake, passed away. One person suggested doing some meditations based on reflections on our four-legged friend. So, each day this week I’ll pass on a doggie devotion. Our regular weekly/Monday meditations will resume next week. Hope these are meaningful for you! One fall afternoon, 2015, my wife was working in …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Hiding, Drifting, or Running Away? (July 6, 2020)

We must celebrate with feasting because this son of mine was dead and has come back to life! He was lost and is found!’ – Luke 15:23b-24a Luke, chapter 15: A widow loses a coin, a shepherd a sheep, and a father a son. All three grieve. Something of value has been lost, and there’s agitation and …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: “The Faith of a Son (or Daughter)” (May 25, 2020)

Because you are sons and daughters, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!” – Galatians 4:6 The childhood of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, bore similarities to an Army boot camp. Everything was done on a rigid schedule. Any disobedience was punished swiftly, often with the “rod.” And …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: From a Different Angle (February 10, 2020)

God kept remembering that they were just flesh, just breath that passes and doesn’t come back. –Psalm 78:39 Have you ever encountered people in your life who you just didn’t like, who irritated you? We all have, of course. They are the ones who ping your internal radar with a warning to avoid them if …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: The Slavery of "What if…." (February 3, 2020)

“Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? If you can’t do such a small thing, why worry about the rest?” –Luke 12:25-26 Just as we can be enslaved by seeking the conditional love of others, so can we enslave ourselves by our self-chosen problems and projects. I have a …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: The Best New Year's Resolution Ever (January 6, 2020)

Luke 18:35-19:10 The two characters in the passage from Luke aren’t very lovable. One is a whiny blind beggar with an attitude problem. The other is a corrupt businessman who extorts taxes from his fellow citizens. Social media would have lit up these two men. Insults, stereotypes, rumors. But since such postings wouldn’t happen for …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Important Poop (December 16, 2019)

But even beyond that, I consider everything a loss in comparison with the superior value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have lost everything for him, but what I lost I think of as sewer trash, so that I might gain Christ.  –Philippians 3:8 Paul was graphic at times, a reflection of his uncensored …

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