Tag Archives: distractions

Appetites; September 19, 2018


Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. This whole chapter is remarkably down to earth, and easily translates from the 1st Century … Continue reading

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Delight; April 16, 2018


Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” I learned a different translation … Continue reading

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Focus; December 26, 2017


Luke 2:25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. Simeon is an interesting figure in the Bible, recorded … Continue reading

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Dealing with Wealth; July 6, 2017


1 Kings 10:1 When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relation to the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions. This story is a Hollywood favorite, because it has … Continue reading

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June 26, 2016


Psalm 44:6-7 I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. This Psalm was written during some time of national calamity … Continue reading

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March 6, 2016


Luke 21:34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.” It just hit me that here Jesus is putting anxiety … Continue reading

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September 23, 2014


Acts 7:57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him. The irony of this scene is extreme to me. These people were doing exactly as Stephen had said in … Continue reading

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