Category Archives: Love of Money

Wondering as I Wander

Whatever Happened to my Paper Route? Whatever happened to my paper route?  It was my first coming of age experience, so an important building block of my life as it is today.   Like all experiences of that nature, it … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up The Place of Worship

What’s happening:  It’s now Monday.  He is walking back to Jerusalem, this time traveling the few miles on foot.  No crowds are waiting, so he makes His way inside the city to the Temple.  The sprawling edifice is still under construction, … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Have to Spend The Higher Amount

Observations About Life:  Many years ago a wise man gave me some good advice.  He said  “There are two things in life for which you should go first class:  1) your first date with someone and 2) the oil in … Continue reading

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The Short Life of Pleasure

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ABOUT LIFE:  An important lesson for me over my years has been realizing that purchases only give pleasure  for a short time. When I was quite young with a paper-route income, I became a member of a record … Continue reading

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The gods of the peoples are idols

For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.  (Psalm 96:5 NRSV) What a world of truth this little verse contains.  In the first reference to higher power, the writer uses the word elohim, … Continue reading

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Where Am I Going?

14Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid because I know where I have come from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure Made Me Do It

As soon as Gideon died, the Israelites relapsed and prostituted themselves with the Baals, making Baal-berith their god. The Israelites did not remember the LORD their God, who had rescued them from the hand of all their enemies on every … Continue reading

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The World Has Been Crucified to Me

My wife and I were reading from Paul’s letter to the Galatians this morning and this phrase struck me as odd:  “May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has … Continue reading

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My Life is Passing Like a Shadow

“For who knows what is good for mortals while they live the few days of their vain life, which they pass like a shadow? For who can tell them what will be after them under the sun?” Ecclesiastes 6:12 (NRSV) … Continue reading

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The Love of Money is a Sneak

This verse in my devotions this morning stuck with me:  “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves … Continue reading

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