September 6: “Protect One of Your Most Valued Possessions – Your Integrity”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Song of Songs 1:1-4:16 2 Corinthians 8:16-24 Psalm 50:1-23 Proverbs 22:22-23 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 2 Corinthians 8:19-21 (CSB): “And not only that, but he was also appointed by the churches to accompany us with this gracious gift that we are administering for the glory of the […]

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August 18: “When You Get Squeezed, What Comes Out?”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Esther 1:1-3:15 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Psalm 35:17-28 Proverbs 21:19-20 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Corinthians 11:19 (CSB) “Indeed, it is necessary that there be factions among you, so that those who are approved may be recognized among you.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): The first century church at […]

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July 18: “Why You Can Be Happy When Life Gets Hard”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Chronicles 26:12–27:34 Romans 4:13–5:5 Psalm 14:1-7 Proverbs 19:17 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Romans 5:3–5 (CSB): “And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because […]

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May 10: “On Determining a Person’s Value”

7 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Samuel 8:1–9:27 John 6:22-42 Psalm 106:32-48 Proverbs 14:34-35 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Samuel 9:1-2 (CSB): “There was a prominent man of Benjamin named Kish son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, son of a Benjaminite. He had a son named Saul, an impressive […]

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Back Stage vs. Front Stage? Character or Competence?

Last night, I attended a concert with my family. My youngest son, Joseph, had been selected to be first chair in the baritone section and we wanted to show up to celebrate his achievement and listen to some great music. But, while I have sat in an auditorium numerous times to celebrate what my sons […]

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