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When You Are Forgotten

October 5, 2013

When You Are Forgotten In her book Permanent Present Tense, author Suzanne Corkin tells the story of Henry Molaison, a man who was unable to make new memories after the age of 27 because of an operation on his brain. When he died at the age of 82, Molaison had no idea who Corkin was, even though she had worked with him for 46 years. Those...

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When You Want More

October 23, 2013

When You Want More A plumber was working in a rich man’s home. When he was finished, he asked the owner if he could ask a personal question. “How much money is enough?” the plumber asked. The wealthy man thought for a moment, then with a smile he replied: “Just a little more.” Disappointment is linked with desire. In itself desire is not...

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  • Devotions October 23, 2013

When You Feel Forsaken

October 25, 2013

When You Feel Forsaken One theologian describes Jesus’ cry from the cross as “more a shriek than a saying.” It sounds like a cry of despair. In reality it is an affirmation of faith. It is a lament, but it is also liturgy. These words uttered from the cross would have been very familiar to Jesus’ listeners because they quote the first verse...

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What Do You Treasure?

June 21, 2019

What Do You Treasure? The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery explains treasure as follows: "Given the natural human tendency to desire, pursue and hoard material wealth, treasure comes to symbolize what people consider truly valuable, worth possessing and pursuing. As a symbol then of value and significance, the kind of treasure a person seeks...

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  • Devotions June 21, 2019

The God Who Carries You

July 24, 2018

The inspirational poem “Footprints” recounts a person’s conversation with God about his sojourn through life. After noticing that the two sets of footprints that the traveler and the Lord make dwindle to one set at a time of trouble, the traveler asks the Lord why He apparently departed at the sojourner’s hour of greatest need.

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  • Devotions July 24, 2018

When Things Go Against You

October 6, 2013

When Things Go Against You Someone has said, “When you finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, it’s probably a train.” When we experience disappointment, we have difficulty interpreting our circumstances. It feels as if everyone and everything have joined forces against us. This was how Jacob felt when his sons asked for permission...

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  • Devotions October 6, 2013

Give Thanks Whatever You Do

November 8, 2019

Give Thanks Whatever You Do I am willing to guess you have already done many things today including waking up, getting ready for your day, pouring yourself a cup of coffee, or reading your Bible. I hope you are starting your day with thankfulness, but if you need a reminder to be grateful, Paul’s letter to the believers in Colossae offers...

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Do you still not understand?

April 17, 2015

Do you still not understand? On October 8, 2008, John Ehrman pleaded guilty to making a false filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); he was sentenced to six months in federal prison and ordered to pay a fine of more than $700,000. Ehrman seems to have learned the wrong lesson from his conviction: In December 2014, he was...

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  • Devotions April 17, 2015

My God, why have you forsaken me?

April 3, 2015

My God, why have you forsaken me? Leonard was a year old when his father left the family. He visited Leonard once a year until he remarried when Leonard was 5 and he decided to give up his parental rights. When Leonard was 15, he needed his father’s signature for some legal documents; his father agreed, but included a letter noting that he...

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Why are you trying to kill me?

April 20, 2015

Why are you trying to kill me? In recent decades the uses and types of lasers available for medical procedures have expanded dramatically. From eye surgery to dermatology to endovascular operations to foot procedures, lasers are transforming surgery options. Laser surgery often results in less bleeding than conventional surgery, and the heat...

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