Published November 24th, 2014 by

When I stuck my nose in where it didn’t belong, I ended up refereeing quarrels and taking sides in discussions that should have made no difference to me. I monitored…

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Published November 23rd, 2014 by

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were…

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Published November 22nd, 2014 by

There’s an old country song called “If Jesus came to your house.” Oh, say the lyrics, you’d give him the best room, but would you have to change your clothes,…

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Published November 21st, 2014 by

In Norma Farber’s poem, “The Queens Came Late”, several royal queens leave their busy lives behind in order to see the newborn Christ child. They brought Mary a clean dress, and…

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Published November 20th, 2014 by

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” – A.A. Milne God likes to walk (Genesis 3:8) and commands us to walk (Deuteronomy 8:6). He suggests we wear…

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Published November 19th, 2014 by

When Jesus was teaching in the temple, the chief priests, scribes and Sadducees heckled him with smart alec questions. They collaborated on ways to interrupt and disrupt and dispute his…

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Published November 18th, 2014 by

“The gardener said, ‘Let’s give it another year. I’ll dig around it and fertilize, and maybe it will produce next year; if it doesn’t, then chop it down.’”(Luke 13:8, 9…

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Published November 17th, 2014 by

A brave ten year old boy grabbed one of the crackers topped with horseradish and other bitter herbs. Suddenly, he grabbed for both his throat and a glass of water.…

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Published November 16th, 2014 by

I’m not much for baseball, but that changed the day I found out that St. Paul had a better batting average than Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle holds the record for strike…

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Published November 15th, 2014 by

Biblical-era Jews went out of their way to avoid Samaria. The Bible says that Jesus was in Samaria  ‘by necessity.’ It was necessary for him to go through Samaria (John…

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