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How Kind!

How Kind!Wednesday, July 24, 2019KINDNESS-EVEN A SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS-IS GOOD.Bible Reading of the Day: Read 1 Thessalonians 5:15-24.Verse of the Day: “Always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else” (1 Thessalonians 5:15, NIV).Dean’s dad steered the car into the parking space at the Mega Mall, turned the engine off, and opened his door. By the time Dad did all that, Dean was already out of the car.“Wait a minute, Dean,” Dad said. “Get back in the car for a second.”Dean did what his dad said but asked, “Why?” as he climbed back in the car.“Shut your door, please,” Dad said. He started the car again and Dean shut his door. “I did a pretty bad job of parking,” Dad explained. “I realized when I opened my door that I was taking up two parking spaces.”“So?” Dean responded.Dad backed up and parked the car again, this time centering it carefully between the yellow lines that marked each parking space. “Well, Son,” he said, “I parked in the closest space I could find, and there was…

I Don’t Understand

I Don’t UnderstandFriday, August 2, 2019OBEYING GOD’S COMMANDS-EVEN WHEN WE DON’T UNDERSTAND THEM­IS SMART.Bible Reading of the Day: Read Joshua 6:1-16, 20.Verse of the Day: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).Molly and James leaned forward with excitement. They were on their way to their cousins’ new house in the country.“I can’t wait to see the animals they have,” Molly said. Their cousins had told them about their stable, where they kept many different kinds of animals.“I wish they had horses,” James said.“Yeah, that’s like the only kind of animal they didn’t get,” Molly answered. “Daddy, what’s a rhea?”Dad looked up from the map he held in his lap as he waited for a traffic light to change. “Huh?” he said, then suddenly realizing he had heard her question, he answered, “I don’t know, honey. It’s a bird. Some kind of bird.”The traffic light changed to green, and…

The Place that God Chooses

The Place that God Chooses
But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety; Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD: And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates; forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.” (Deuteronomy 12:10-12)
Today’s Morsel:  The Book of Deuteronomy is a book of refreshing and a call to remembrance for the children of Israel.  Moses, who must soon relinquish the leadership reins to Joshua, felt a need to encourage the people of God with God’s wor…

Advancing The Kingdom 

Advancing The Kingdom
“Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.” (Matthew 25:24-28)
Today’s Morsel: Sometimes, when men and women are being boarded for their ministerial license, I like to ask them what gifts or talents they possess to enhance their calling?  Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven was like being trusted with a certain amount of talents. One guy was given five and he traded and got five …