Monthly Archives: July 2015

The World Cup

Friday, July 31 “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”—soccer star Alex Morgan. She made this statement before the U.S. women won the World Cup. I have no idea … Continue reading

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Chins Up

Thursday, July 30 I ran across this awhile back and couldn’t help but try to get at the intent of the author. It really intrigued me. “Chin up; knees down.” My conclusion was that the order is wrong. It should … Continue reading

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Trials By Design

Tuesday, July 28 “Problems and trials are tailor made by God for each one of us.”—Tom Thieme. No one has ever lived that is just like you—or me. This is a well established fact, but it is still an awesome … Continue reading

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How Much More . . .

Wednesday, July 29 How Much More . . . “Fatherlike giving is the Divine response to childlike living.”—Andrew Murray’s take on Mt. 7:7-14. The context is prayer, specifically, making prayer requests. Murray’s statement has to do with the relationship of … Continue reading

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Trials By Design

Tuesday, July 28 “Problems and trials are tailor made by God for each one of us.”—Tom Thieme. No one has ever lived that is just like you—or me. This is a well established fact, but it is still an awesome … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Miracles

Monday, July 27 Jesus performed a lot of miracles. He had several goals in mind. 1) He drew attention to Himself to get people to listen to His message. 2) Miracles validated His claim that He was the Messiah. 3) … Continue reading

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Grace and Gratitude

Friday, July 24 “Grace deserves gratitude.” The opposite of gratitude is self pity, regret, resentment, revenge—all self-centeredness. Gratitude does not exalt self; non-gratitude does. You will remember the story of the ten lepers in Luke 17:11-19 that were healed of … Continue reading

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