Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Value of Nard 

Monday, July 31                             John 12:1-11 tells us how Lazarus’ sister, Mary, anointed Jesus with nard, a very expensive perfume.    Mary, along with sister Martha and brother … Continue reading

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Extreme Double Damnation  

Sunday, July 30                  “God is able to punish people without destroying them, and to forgive people without indulging them.”—Gerald L. Sittser, How a Soul Grows Through Loss, 1996.  That was precisely what … Continue reading

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Loganberries

Saturday, July 29                                 The Loganberry is a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry developed by Harvey Logan in Santa Cruz, California in … Continue reading

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Blackberries

Friday, July 28                                     If you live in the Northwest, you know that blackberries are invasive.  They proliferate rapidly, and are difficult to … Continue reading

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Modern Pharisees

Thursday, July 27                           In Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus makes a scathing denunciation of the Pharisees—in public to a large crowd.  Because the Pharisees “sit in Moses’ seat” (overseeing … Continue reading

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Dangers in the Dark

Wednesday, July 26                       John deals with lack of fellowship among Christians, which hinders the work of the Church.  He puts it in terms of walking in darkness (1 John … Continue reading

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David and God

Tuesday, July 25                               This idea of feebleness reminds me of David.  As the youngest sibling, he was the sheep-herder, too young to go to war.  … Continue reading

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