Good and Perfect Gifts

Day 31 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:17 Who doesn’t love gifts? We all love to receive them, and there’s nothing quite like opening a gift from someone that just...

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The Potential of a Seed (Part 2)

Day 30 “And those sown on the good (well-adapted) soil are the ones who hear the Word and receive and accept and welcome it and bear fruit-some thirty times as much as was sown, some sixty times as much, and some [even] a hundred times as much.” – Mark 4:20...

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The Potential of a Seed (Part 1)

Day 29 “I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many other and yields a rich harvest.” – John...

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Dumb and Dumber

Day 28 “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” – Ephesians 5:15-17 You and I have something in common. We’ve both done...

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Stained by Sin…Or Washed in the Blood of Jesus

Day 27 “…This is the covenant I will make with them after time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write on their minds.’ Then he adds: ‘Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.’” – Hebrews 10:16-17 The Bible tells...

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God’s Refreshing While We Wait

Day 26 “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” – Jeremiah 31:25 I don’t know about you, but to me “Back to school” means back to busy. I find myself still trying to balance all of the responsibilities in my life. The first months back to school are...

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Don’t Get Lost on the Trail

Day 25 “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” – John 16:13 When Joe and...

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Our Reactions

Day 24 “And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32 We may walk like a Christian, and we may talk like a Christian, but when things don’t go our way and we are...

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Our Actions

Day 23 “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16 We should be a beacon of life-saving light to the lost souls who are either...

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God’s Spirit: Our Down Payment

Day 22 “Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting His Yes within us. By his...

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