Devotionals

  • The Grass is Always Greener

    The end of that statement varies according to the person polled. Some favorite endings are: on the other side of the fence, in the neighbor’s yard, over the septic tank. Horses and cattle have a desire for the greener grass across the fence. They will get down on their front knees and risk getting hung up in […]

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  • The Devil Made Me Do It!

    Award winning comedian, Flip Wilson made this phrase a household saying back  in the 1960s and 1970s. Whenever his performing personality did something wrong or even questionable, he never took responsibility himself but shifted blame to the devil. While this initially sounds funny and flippant, there is also a serious side. The phrase “The Devil […]

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  • Always Be Prepared

    Since it’s inception in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America organization has embraced the motto “Always Be Prepared”. Training activities were designed to teach the boys to be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do their duty. Their preparedness paid off. In WW1, Scouts were used as message runners and coast […]

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  • Lord Have Mercy!

    When you read this title, you most likely think that the Lord God is being asked to show mercy toward someone deserving  punishment. Instead you are reading a  Southern colloquialism that expresses overwhelming disbelief. It could also mean the person is exclaiming surprise or fear. If you were raised north of the Mason-Dixon Line or […]

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  • It is Written: Consider the Source

    Do you know someone who believes everything they read in the New York Times written by a certain columnist? Some believe anything published on the internet to be absolute truth. An acquaintance says that if it is written in Oprah Magazine, it must be a fact. Is authority given to a body of work simply because […]

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  • Winning Recipe: 1 cup Prayer, 2 cups Praise and Thanksgiving

    Even a store bought cake mix requires a recipe. The reverse side of the package gives you the ingredient list to add to the dry mix: 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, and 1 1/4 cups water. Producing the perfect cake pictured on the package front depends on the baking time in the appropriate size pan […]

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  • Don’t Believe Anything You Hear

    This adage is attributed to Edgar Allan Poe, 19th century author. The last line of the adage is “and only believe half of what you see”. Some may think these are cynical statements but let’s see if there is any truth within. When you witness an event with your own eyes, can’t you report those […]

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  • Because Momma Said So!

    Let’s examine a sampling of Momma’s guidance: Always wear clean underwear in case you are in an accident. Don’t’ eat yellow snow. Don’t talk with your mouth full. Don’t put that in your mouth. You never know where it’s been. Don’t tell everything you know. Don’t stick a metal object in a light socket. Notice […]

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  • Will Work for Food

    Have you seen anyone recently standing by the road holding a sign with the above  message? Maybe the only sign you have seen is an appeal for a handout. Does knowing the person is willing to work  cause a desire rise up to help? Israel’s history shows a pattern of working for food. In Exodus chapter 1, […]

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  • He Loves You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

    If you were around in the 60’s, you may recognize this line from a popular Beatles song. “He” refers to God the Father and His divine love. The wellknown song however, has “she” in the title and refers to human love between a woman and a man. Human love is based on emotions and feelings that […]

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