Category Archives: judging others

A Finder’s Fee of Joy

“Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!” (Luke 15:1) “If a man has a … Continue reading

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Frozen

 “Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” Colossians 3:13, ESV Remember “Mr. Freeze?” (Not the rapper, but the supervillain.) He was a DC Comics … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Mercy

“The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.” Exodus 34:6, NLT “I’m in a desperate situation!” David replied … Continue reading

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Discernment and Your Ministry

“He begs God on behalf of a human as a person begs for his friend.” Job 16:21, NCV I’ve been thinking about a class I had in Bible School.  The instructor made a comment that has stuck in my thinking … Continue reading

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The Blue Letter Version

The ‘red letter’ Bible emphasizes the words of Jesus by making them red. But sometimes we can learn just as much by which words he didn’t say.  I would like to submit to you the ‘Blue Letter Version’ of things … Continue reading

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Harmless Doves, [Opting Out of Cynicism]

cynical, (a definition) sinikəl/adjective 1.  believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity. Contemptuous; mocking.         “her cynical attitude”         “he gave a cynical laugh” 2. concerned only with one’s … Continue reading

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Welcome He Who Limps

  Pray don’t find fault with the man who limps Or stumbles along the road Unless you have worn the shoes that hurt Or struggled beneath his load   There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt, Though hidden … Continue reading

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