Tag Archives: Hebrews 4:12

One More Reason to Memorize Scripture

Almost every week on Thursday morning you will find me at a local nursing home.  At one time, my mother resided there and after she died, I just kept visiting there as they provided me a platform to hold an hour of time each week with the residents.  I use that time to sing, provide …

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Marking up Your Bible

Recently, someone remarked to me that her grandmother would be horrified to hear someone actually ask people to underline something in their personal Bible.  Really?  Yes, I believe we should show respect for our personal copies of the Bible, but marking in a book makes it mine.  I refrain from marking in a borrowed book, …

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The Sin Factor

In June I completed the reading of the entire Bible and started over again for one cannot possibly absorb enough of the Word of God.  Every reading of it should be fresh and most of the time for me, that is true.  The Word of God is a living thing.  We know that by verification …

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The Cuckoo Clock

It hung on the wall silent for fourteen months.  The weights did not budge and the pendulum hung motionless.  The door to the little cuckoo bird stood open and the silent bird sat on his perch.  Apparently something went wrong.  But what?  I called the clock repair shop in a nearby town and the lady …

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After Easter

Jesus made several appearances during the forty days He was on earth after the resurrection. This week I used some of these post resurrection events in the weekly devotional I deliver to groups.  I always taught similar lessons to my Children’s Church groups in all the years I taught them.  So many teachers fail to …

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Bible or Franklin?

Sometimes Ben Franklin is mistakenly quoted as Bible.  For instance, some people think that the quote:  “Cleanliness is next to godliness” is from the Bible.  Not so.  It is probably from an edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac.  Another expression crossed my reading path this morning that is akin:  “You are the only Bible some people will …

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Journal or not to Journal?

Stashed away out of view sat a stack of 91/2 x 6 spiral bound notebooks.  Those notebooks contain the records of Life according to Karyl.  Sometimes the records are day after day and sometimes days are missing, sometimes a whole month is missing.  One could presume from that a lack of consistency in the writer’s …

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