Monthly Archives: February 2011

Spending an “Our” in Prayer – Matthew 6:7-15 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 6:7-15  The prayer that we have come to know as the “Lord’s Prayer,” or the “Our Father” is beyond a doubt the most quoted passage of scripture of all time.  As a prayer, it is quoted in most worship … Continue reading

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Death Stinks! – John 12:1-8 [Daily Devotional]

John 12:1-8  I have spent much of my adult life working around death and I can tell you one thing for certain, “death stinks.”  Anyway you want to define the word, “it stinks.”  This is especially true when we talk … Continue reading

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Public Piety Playhouse – Matthew 6:1-6 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 6:1-6 Welcome to “Public Piety Playhouse,” where we constantly bring you the finest in public, religious piety ever displayed.  We offer classical comedies like, “Much Ado about My Faith,” and the “Taming of the Shrewd Giver.”  We have musical … Continue reading

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Sweet Revenge – Matthew 5:38-48 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 5:38-48  There are many great stories of revenge, “The Count of Monte Cristo,” ““Scaramouche,” “Hamlet” (The Lion King) and “Moby Dick” to name but a few.  I intentionally left out “Spy vs. Spy” from Mad Magazine.  It is highly … Continue reading

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A Matter of the Heart – Matthew 5:27-37 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 5:27-37  Statistics for people who actually commit adultery are hard to come by and they vary wildly.  Probably because it is such a private and sensitive issue, folk are not completely honest.  Therapist Peggy Vaughn in her book, Monogamy … Continue reading

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Children Act Nice! – Matthew 5:21-26 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 5:21-26 I was raised in a rather large family.  When school was out my mother had to contend with having five children in her house.  With three brothers and one sister I had my fair share of arguments and … Continue reading

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God’s Spice Rack – Matthew 5:13-20 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 5:13-20  As I read today’s text from Matthew, I thought about the times that I gravitated toward talking about being the “light of the world,” as opposed to being the “salt of the earth.”  After all, light is a … Continue reading

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Radical Blessings – Matthew 5:1-12 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 5:1-12 On October 19, 1781General Charles Cornwallis surrendered the British forces at Yorktown, to Generals George Washington and Comte de Rochambeau.  His surrender effectively ended the American Revolution.  General Cornwallis refused to meet with Washington, and did not attend … Continue reading

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Following the Sheep Whisperer – John 10:7-16 [Daily Devotional]

John 10:7-16 Each week on television, people have the opportunity to watch a dog behavior expert named Caesar Millan.  He helps people and families who are in difficult situations with their dogs, and works to rehabilitate the dogs with behavior … Continue reading

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The Widow’s Mite, Or Mite Not – Mark 12:35-44 [Daily Devotional]

Mark 12:35-44   How many times have you heard the story we call “The Widow’s Mite?”  I remember coloring pictures of the scene in Sunday School, and hearing sermons that pointed out the virtues of the widow who gave all that … Continue reading

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