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Parental Discipline; October 11, 2022


Proverbs 23:13-14 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death. Talk about politically incorrect Biblical truth! In some places, … Continue reading

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Focus; September 4, 2022


Psalm 71:23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you– I, whom you have redeemed. Singing praise to God brings joy. The Psalmist is evidently in a pretty rough situation, but when he shifts his focus … Continue reading

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Suffering; March 11, 2022


Job 19:25-26 “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God.” This magnificent statement has naturally been … Continue reading

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Response to Suffering; February 12, 2022


1 Thessalonians 1:6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. The Japanese and the NIV reverse the order of the elements … Continue reading

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Sleep; June 11, 2021


Psalm 4:4, 8 In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. In my … Continue reading

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Consequences of Sin; May 8, 2021


2 Samuel 12:13-14 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. But because by doing this you have made the enemies of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Therapy; September 8, 2020


Hebrews 12:12-13 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. I have taught Medical English at Nagasaki Rehabilitation College for over 38 years … Continue reading

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Suffering; August 18, 2020


Luke 22:41-44 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and … Continue reading

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Suffering; March 9, 2020


Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him. Reading this I immediately thought of a report I read just recently of persecuted believers … Continue reading

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Parenting; October 15, 2019


Proverbs 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. This is certainly a forgotten verse in much of society today! The 20th Century had lots of psychologists who insisted … Continue reading

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