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Squashing Your Unbelief

“I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief.” – Mark 9:24 As teachers of at risk students, we sometimes need encouragement from our peers and especially our mentors when we’ve had a difficult day. We know it’s our calling, but sometimes we question whether we...

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No Expiration

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he did it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.” – Matthew 13:44 Nobody wants to lose Heaven or his/her opportunity to get there....

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A Slew of Mentors

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become...

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A Pleasing Aroma

“Live a life filled with love, following the examples of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.” – Ephesians 5:2 When I see the words “a pleasing aroma”, I think of the Yankee Candles my wife loves to burn around our...

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Be About It

“They flourish in the courts of our God.” – Psalm 92:13 How often have you heard people claim that only God can judge them? Some people take a great deal of pride in this, and they should, too. After all, they’re correct in that God is the ultimate judge over us all....

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The Lesson of Love

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” – John 13:34 Much to my chagrin, it’s pretty common for students to ask their teachers the following question: “When am I ever going to use this?” To be...

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The Biblical Wilburys

“Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.” – Psalm 92:14 “Well, it's alright, even if you're old and grey. Well, it's alright, you still got something to say.” I discovered these lyrics years ago courtesy of The Traveling...

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Let Me Be Clear

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.” – Proverbs 3:7 People who think they know it all tend to fall flat on their face at some point in their journey. Does this sound too much like the kind of wisdom you’d find in a fortune cookie? It does,...

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Never Leave Home Without It

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” – Proverbs 3:3 I feel naked without my smartphone. No, this isn’t some endorsement for the latest, high-tech phone that can do just about everything but...

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Question Yourself

“A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.” – Luke 6:45 Does your heart please God or does it please Satan? I realize this is a rather in your face question to pose...

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