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MONDAY MEDITATION: Don’t Create Problems (February 1)

“I conclude that we shouldn’t create problems for Gentiles who turn to God.” – Acts 15:19 These are the words of Jesus’ brother, James. As the head of the Jerusalem church, he’s declaring what the church must always remember. He was speaking to a faction within the church that wasn’t happy that non-Jews were saved …

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More Blessing, Less Cursing

Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed my inner fuse growing shorter. The riots, the politics, the covid. The lack of travel and human contact simply intensifies the burn, like a magnifying glass on a sunny day. Of course ranting, cursing, and exploding aren’t the most healthful or helpful of things. The wake of the …

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TUESDAY MEDITATION: The Unending Quest for Love (September 1)

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! I think that people who seem gruff or even mean are simply defending themselves. Past hurts and disappointments harden the heart and turn a face downward. …

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