254: What Churches Can Learn from Bars
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Do you remember the popular television program, “Cheers”? The theme song was, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name.” Regulars entered the bar, not to drown their sorrows in drink, but to…

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253: Peace in Trying Times
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I think most people would agree that we live in trying times. From COVID, to the economy, to violence in our streets, to natural disasters, to man-made disasters, there are…

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252: Who Has Your Ear?
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The young church at Philippi had been founded by the Apostle Paul. After he departed from the area to share the Gospel and start churches in other towns, some Jewish…

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251: Tumbleweeds and Trees
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In Washington state, so many tumbleweeds blew across a highway that it was shut down. Motorists were trapped in their cars beneath the weeds. Heavy equipment couldn’t be used to…

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250: The Ups and Downs with God
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As you read through the Psalms you sometimes find David experiencing the heights of joyful celebration in his God. Other times he seems to be in the depths of depression.…

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249: Unrest in the City
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“Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest! Everything is falling apart; threats and cheating are rampant in the streets. Confuse them, Lord,…

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248: Return of Christ
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The first time Jesus entered our world, He arrived as a newborn. He grew into manhood to become the sacrificial Lamb for the sins of the world. When He again…

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245: Too Big for Your Britches

A phrase I don’t hear much anymore to describe a proud and overconfident person is, “You’re too big for your own britches.” Though the phrase wasn’t used back in the…

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244: Optimist or Pessimist

Would you describe yourself as a “half-empty” or a “half-full” type of person? Do you tend to initially see the negative features of a situation, or do you tend to…

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Daniel’s Dilemma

Do you remember the first day your child left for school, or you dropped them off at childcare? They were on your mind constantly. It didn’t get any easier when,…

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242: Dry Bones

We’ve all experienced weird dreams. When I was small, in one of my recurring nightmares, I saw trees from the nearby forest walking to my house and climbing through the…

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