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Psalm 101

February 20, 2009

I read this chapter as part of my devotions today.  It needs no explanation: Psalm 101 (New Living Translation) A psalm of David.  1 I will sing of your love and justice, Lord.       I will praise you with songs.  2 I will be careful to live a blameless life—       when will you come to help me?    I will […]

Thoughts from Job

January 29, 2009

Job went through more trials and suffering than most of us can imagine. For context in the book of Job, we have to keep in mind who is talking.  Job, his wife, his friends, and God all spoke. Job shared his thoughts and feelings with God:     Job 3:3  “Let the day of my […]

Peter the risk-taker

January 17, 2009

I did a study of the life of Peter by reading the verses in the Bible that mention him.  Peter left everything to follow Jesus and fish for men.  He was one of the 3 disciples that were the closest to Jesus.  The life of Peter is full of ups and downs.  When Jesus asked, […]

Iron Sharpens Iron

January 16, 2009

Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” When Christian brothers and/or sisters get together with a good attitude, we can sharpen each other.  We can encourage each other, when we focus on the things that we have in common and not our differences.  This became very clear to me as I […]

No one was sorry when he died.

December 5, 2008

King Jehoshaphat was a good king because he did remove the Asherah poles and sought God.  However, he aligned himself with wicked people.  He became friends with Ahab, one of the wickedest kings ever.  He even had his oldest son marry Ahab & Jezebel’s daughter.  When Jehoshaphat died, his oldest son Jehoram became king.  His […]

Devotion Time

November 20, 2008

Since July of this year, I have used the following method during my daily devotions.  I’ve been reading through the Bible and typically read 1-3 chapters a day.  After I read, I write a journal using the method that Pastor Wayne Cordeiro described in his message as part of the One Prayer series.  Here is […]

the 8 yr. old king

November 11, 2008

I just finished reading 2 Kings during my devotion time and here are some of my thoughts about Josiah.  Josiah became king of Judah at only 8 years old after his dad was assassinated.  The Bible says for many of the kings that they “did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord.”   However for Josiah, the […]

Rogaine or Bears?

October 30, 2008

Recently, I read 2 Kings 2:23-25 during my personal devotion time and I think you may enjoy it.  Here is my summary of it:  Shortly after Elisha succeeded Elijah as Israel’s main prophet, some boys where making fun of Elisha because he was bald.  Elisha cursed them in the name of the Lord.  Two bears came […]