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In Him

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This devotional was originally published on Feb. 15, 2013 I am from Jacksonville, Texas. I am married to Cathy. I am a father to Parker and Janie. I am a father-in-law to Jessica and Miller. I am a younger brother and an only son. I am an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. I have...

Living Gladly

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When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” &mdash...


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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. — John 1:1 Jesus was prophesied by Moses, Isaiah, Micah, David, Daniel, Zechariah, Malachi, Job and Jeremiah. His conception was miraculous, and his enemies were incredulous. He was introduced by John the...


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The recent Winter Olympics provided many memorable moments, with the U.S. men’s curling team among the top. After losing several matches early, the team skillfully and strategically fought their way to a gold medal victory for the first time in history. One significant rule of curling is...

Stay Close To God

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This devotional was originally published on May 10, 2013 Penn Jillette, of the unconventional illusionist duo of Penn and Teller, is an outspoken atheist. In an episode of his web series, Penn Says, he described an encounter he had with a Christian man who gave him a pocket-sized version of the...


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It can begin in a subtle way when we ask, “I wonder how they can afford that car?” Or maybe in an accusatory tone we comment, “They sure go on a lot of trips.” Or perhaps we think to ourselves, “I wish our family was as squared away as they are.” It may...


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Several times prior to his death, my father would interrupt a conversation to tell me that he had no regrets about his life. Not a man prone to transparency or emotions, these admissions were quite startling. In hindsight, I think he was trying to calm me for the time when I would live without...


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On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. — Matthew 2:11 While this verse is most often associated with Christmas, I can think of no...

Raging Storm

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That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.  A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it...


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You know that person. The wise one. It may be a friend, a parent, a pastor, or someone that you’ve thought about asking for help in a critical time. The one who seldom gives advice or opinions, but when asked, provides steady, astute and sage counsel. What does it take to be a person of...

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