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Thursday, April 16, 2020

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John 10:11-18 I’ve reflected considerably this week about the sacrificial, unconditional love a parent has for their child.  You will read this on April 16th, four days after the glorious resurrection of our Lord.  He is risen indeed! I’m writing this, however, on March...

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Romans 3:23-24 My go-to for devotional writing is usually a light story or corny analogy.  Today’s verse from Romans is so powerful that a different path is in order.  During a retreat at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler, NE, Pastor Greg taught us a scripture study method...

Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Ephesians 2:11-13 For my work, I often travel to the New York/New Jersey area, with the non-stop United flight from Omaha to Newark, an all too frequent experience.  Inevitably, there are other business travelers on the flight, a few of which are always Orthodox Jewish men. These gentlemen...

Monday, November 25, 2019

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1 Timothy 6:7-10 I work in financial technology and my wife works in banking, which seem like obvious credentials to write a devotional about money.  I also work with many consultants, who have an uncanny ability to deliver your own information back to you in quadrants and categories. This...

Saturday, October 26, 2019

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1 John 3:16-18 My wife and I recently completed a bucket list adventure in the South Pacific Ocean on the French Polynesian island of Mo’orea.  Aside from the breathtaking scenery and friendships formed, we were humbled and awed by God’s ingenuity. The island is sustained by a...

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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1 John 4:17-18 There once was a criminal who had committed a crime and was sent to the king for his punishment.  The king told him he had a choice of two punishments. He could be hung by a rope or take what’s behind the big, dark, scary iron door. The criminal quickly decided on the...

Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Luke 23:32-34 Unforgivable – too bad to be forgiven: not forgivable un·for·giv·able | ˌən-fər-ˈgi-və-bəl , -fȯr-  How bad does it have to be?  “Unforgivable” infers that there is a threshold of pain or...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Psalm 150 I’m a bad singer, plain and simple.  My sincere apologies to those 9:45’ers sitting middle right on Sunday mornings.  This devotion, however, is a shout out to the ultra-talented musicians at Southwood Lutheran.  Your hard work, energy and gifts are highly...

Monday, May 27, 2019

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Romans 14:10-12 “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”  I remember hearing this as a child and thinking how foolish the adults were.  Our house was made of wood and siding. I was a literalist even then. Now that I’m raising two sons, we have...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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John 21:4-7 The Japanese love fresh fish, but the waters closest to Japan have not held many fish for decades.  To feed the population, fishing boats got bigger and went further out, but the fish were no longer fresh.  To solve, the fish companies installed freezers on the boats, but...