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My Way vs. God’s Way; July 2, 2021


Psalm 142:3 When my spirit grows faint within me,it is you who know my way. For once we have perfect agreement between the English and the Japanese! That leaves me very confident of the meaning of the words themselves, but … Continue reading

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Servant Leadership; March 27, 2021


Matthew 20:18-19 “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles … Continue reading

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Planning; February 4, 2021


Ecclesiastes 11:6 Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. Talk about practical advice! … Continue reading

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Sabbath; January 16, 2021


Exodus 34:21 “Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest. When you think about it, this was a very shocking command. In an agrarian society, … Continue reading

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Plans; November 15, 2020


2 Corinthians 1:17 When I planned this, did I do it lightly? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say, “Yes, yes” and “No, no”? Changes of plans are always … Continue reading

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Paradoxes; October 29, 2019


Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Proverbs has several verses that reference this sort of thing, but it also has several that encourage planning ahead. There is a … Continue reading

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Time and Schedules; January 30, 2019


Mark 11:11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve. It just struck me, reading this, that Jesus wasn’t in a … Continue reading

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Responding to Situations; March 29, 2018


Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; January 11, 2018


Proverbs 16:9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs has a lot to say about the sovereignty of God. In this chapter alone, verses 1, 2, 3, 7, and 9 touch on … Continue reading

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Prayer Tweets; September 11, 2017


Nehemiah 2:4 The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven. Nehemiah really understood what used to be called “telegraph prayers.” Since telegraphs have disappeared with the progress in technology, that’s … Continue reading

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