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Are You Stupid?

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,but he who hates reproof is stupid.” Proverbs 12:1 The New Living Translation states this verse as: “To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.” Proverbs 12:1 Imagine if you never learned from the corrections your parents and teachers tried to teach you when you were in …

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Don’t Go Back

During my career, I was at the genesis of the explosion of software development. There were fifty jobs for every experienced developer. As a Christian, this became a stumbling block for me. Was the job offer from God, or was it worldly wisdom? We Can’t Find Our Future by Looking Back I can’t recall how …

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The Tree That Almost Died

Our yard is a blessing. My wife and I have a yard full of flowers, trees, and things that she says I must not mow over. And in God’s wisdom, He had the builder construct our home, back in the 1950s, so that the backyard faces East; this makes it almost impossible for me to …

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Between My Ears

Anyone who wants to serve me must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me. John 12:26 NLT Jesus spoke this text shortly before He was arrested, tried, crucified, and then resurrected. Forty days later He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:1-3 NLT). His message …

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Jesus’ Check List

[✔︎] Descend from heaven. John 3:13[✔︎] Be born of a virgin. Luke 1:26–38[✔︎] Go to people of my natural nationality. John 1:11[✔︎] Do these miracles: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Luke 7:22[✔︎] Tell people how …

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Between My Ears

Sometimes, I come across a passage in God’s Word that compels me to stop reading and meditate on those words. I’m sure you experience the same thing. Well, today, I was reading in the Psalms when I came upon this verse: “Precious in the sight of the Lord      is the death of his saints.“ Psalms 116:15 …

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Between My Ears

If you have ever listened to a classic rock playlist or radio station, you have probably heard the song “We Are Family,” sung by Sly & the Family Stone. It’s a catchy toon. For believers, we are family. The old saying, you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family is true about …

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Between My Ears

Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5 NLT Oh how often we want to know the mysteries of God. When we are crushed, we cry out to …

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Between My Ears

In the 1957 TV show, “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” there is a funny exchange of words between Lucy and the actress, Tallulah Bankhead: Lucy Ricardo : Are you asking me to leave?Tallulah Bankhead : ‘Throwing you out’ would be more appropriate.Lucy Ricardo : Let me tell you something, Tallulah Bankhead, I’ve been thrown out of …

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Between My Ears

This morning I was reading in the book of Mark, chapter eleven. This chapter begins with the first-hand account of Jesus making His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. I had to stop and write this “note” when I came to these two verses. As they were untying it, some bystanders demanded, “What are you doing, untying …

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