A Truer Reflection – a devotional | Morning Manna

Tweet MORNING MANNA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2000 A TRUER REFLECTION Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your principles! Then I will not be disgraced when I compare my life with your commands. When I learn your righteous laws, I will thank you by living as I should! I will obey your principles. Please don’t […]

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Blessed Affluence – A Devotional Reflection on Giving

Tweet The following is one in a series of devotionals reprised from Morning Manna, a daily email devotional I wrote from 2000 – 2005. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2000 BLESSED AFFLUENCE I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, […]

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When I Say Thanks | A Poem of Thanksgiving

Tweet When I say thanks… I forget my troubles Or at least put them in perspective When I say thanks… I remember my blessings So many I wouldn’t notice otherwise When I say thanks… I find complaint impossible And comfort inevitable When I say thanks… I find a better me And remember a higher purpose […]

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An Old Preacher’s Admonition: Please, Quit!

Tweet Years ago, when I was a young pastor in California, some well-meaning chowderhead gave me a book titled, Dear Preacher, Please Quit!  (If you were that chowderhead, I apologize…for not telling you sooner.) The book’s author was no Rhodes’ scholar. Nor was he much of a theologian. Nor was he a writer. His name […]

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One Holy Moment: This Is My Body…Take, Eat | an Easter Devotional

Tweet An Easter Devotional Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, has always been a holy and solemn event to me, thanks largely to my grandfather. I would not say that Pastor Bill Henager (my mother’s father) and I had a good many bonding moments. Ours was not the kind of grandfather/grandson relationship that led to many […]

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