Monthly Archives: March 2012

According to Your Word – Luke 1:26-38 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 1:26-38 Throughout world history there have been many unique and amazing women who are remembered for their contributions to humanity. There have been scientists like Madame Curie, who was awarded two Nobel Prizes, one in chemistry for her work … Continue reading

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That’s Amazing – Mark 6:1-13 [Daily Devotional]

Mark 6:1-13 There are some words that are overused in advertising, such as “new” and “improved.” When they really want to get our attention, they use them together. Another one of these words is “amazing.” There is even a series … Continue reading

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Conscience and Compromise – Mark 6:13-29 [Daily Devotional]

Mark 6:13-29 At the Diet of Worms (meeting not a meal) in 1521 Martin Luther appeared before the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V and representatives of the Church. He was given the opportunity to recant his writings and teachings, which … Continue reading

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Cool in a Storm – Mark 4:35-41 [Daily Devotional]

Mark 4:35-41 Don’t you envy people who remain calm and composed in the midst of chaos and horror?  Action heroes in movies are often depicted as unflinching and unruffled, even as bullets whiz past them and explosions demolish things around … Continue reading

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Miracle Grow – Mark 4:21-34 [Daily Devotional]

Mark 4:21-34 “Inch by inch, row by row Going to make this garden grow. All it takes is a rake and a hoe, And a piece of fertile ground.” When I first read today’s text, I started singing a folk … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart Grieved – Mark 2:23-3:6 [Daily Devotional]

Mark 2:23-3:6 In classical comedy, it is always funny to watch someone’s anger build incrementally during a scene. It is called the “slow burn.” It is usually reflected in the actor’s exaggerated facial expressions and demeanor. The slow burn is … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New – Mark 2:13-22 [Daily Devotional]

Mark 2:13-22 While most people like new things, the vast majority of people are resistant to change. We are comfortable with the old and uncertain of things new. The old pair of jeans that have shaped themselves to the contours … Continue reading

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