Alone, but not alone

A few decades ago, a medical doctor wrote about some of the implications of being alone that he had observed: “Medical statistics on the loss of human companionship, the lack of love and human loneliness quickly reveal that the expression ‘broken heart’ is not just poetic image for loneliness and despair. It is an overwhelming […]

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Reading Joshua

This week we have been reading the book of Joshua in our Bible reading plan. The key person in the book other than God is Joshua, and it is important to remember that he was one of only two men who survived the 40 years in the wilderness due to his good report that the […]

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Be strong and courageous

“A dead fish can float downstream,” observed comedian W. C. Fields, “but it takes a live one to swim against the current.” That is true not only for fish, but for people as well. It takes a life of vitality and courage to go against the prevailing tide of public opinion. But that is the […]

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God, the promise keeper

Being a truth teller is fundamental to godly character (Ps. 15:2b).  Where truthfulness is absent, godliness is absent.  That’s one reason why it is so important to keep promises.  A promise-keeper is a God emulator.  For God keeps His word.  He always has.  He always will.  And this passage is one demonstration of that truth. […]

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The best inheritance

They may not have been adopted by any legislature, but the “Toddler Property Laws” are just as real, nonetheless. If I like it, it’s mine. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine. If I can take it from you, it’s mine. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. If it is mine, […]

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It’s just a little indulgence

Forty years Israel wandered in the desert, waiting for a generation of disobedient, doubting unbelievers to die. Even Moses had to die. And then the day came when God told Joshua to prepare to enter the Promised Land. Scout it out, He said. Cross the Jordan, He said. Consecrate yourselves, He said. Take Jericho, He […]

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