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How Well Do You Take Criticism?

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Are you meek? Not weak, but meek. You are meek if you don’t defend yourself when criticized. You are meek if whatever evil or misfortune comes your way, you believe you actually deserved worse. Is that a desirable quality? Yes! “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5Moses is praised by God for […]

How We Can Hurt God

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It is not a nice feeling when someone forgets all you’ve done for him/her. As a dad, I get hurt when my girls sometimes forget all that I have done for them over the years. At those moments, I think to myself, “How can you say that after all that I have done for you?” Have […]

Are You a Complainer?

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I’m writing this from my classroom at Lakes High School. My chair is uncomfortable (it doesn’t recline), I am stressed and tired of grading, and my students aren’t cooperating! On Wednesdays, we were allowed to stay home and do virtual teaching, but now they are requiring us to come in. How tiresome! And yet, this is […]

Devil’s Whisper?

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I’ve coaching girls’ tennis at Lakes for the last month or so. One of the benefits I didn’t realize about coaching a sport is that I get to meet a lot of people. Not only the players and their parents, but also the opposing coaches. During the meet, while the players are playing, I have […]

Learning to Rest

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Is it harder for you to work or to rest? I didn’t ask you which you would rather do – most would rather rest – but which do you find easier to do? For me, it is easier to work than to rest. When I’m resting, I feel like I’m wasting my life. So, even […]

Spiritual Yo-Yo Diet

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In my quest to lose a few pounds to get ready for another marathon, I’ve been watching and studying many different diets. Although there are many varieties and methods of dieting, all of them seem to agree that it must be a lifestyle (permanent) change and not just a temporary change. Most people who do […]

Good Friday Devotional

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Good Friday! This is the day to remember our Lord’s sacrifice for our sins. It is this one act that was done 2,000 years ago in a small country called Israel that divides human history squarely into two. Everything else in history is just a footnote to this monumental event. It is when God’s Son became […]

Is Jesus Still Relevant?

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During our Korean Bible reading session, in which we are reading Leviticus, a member asked why the sacrificial system was instituted. To our modern senses, killing an innocent animal seems almost barbaric. I gave two answers. 1) It foreshadows what Jesus would do for us. He is the lamb of God that takes away our sin. […]

Why God Favored Moses

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How much weight do we give to God’s reputation in our day to day decisions? For example, would you pass up on a promotion if God’s reputation would be tainted for you to take the promotion? Do you consider God’s reputation in your battle again sin? For example, when you are resisting sin, is it so […]

Invisible Hands

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There are invisible hands that are guiding the events of the world. Physical hands are necessary, but what ultimately guide those hands are the invisible hands. As Christians, that is what we ought to focus on – the invisible.When the Israelites were in the desert battling the Amalekites, as long as Moses had his hands […]