Category Archives: Materialism

An Insight from the Past to Help in the Present

Have the inequalities of life ever dragged you to the depths?  Are you ever tempted to compare your life to someone else’s?  I am.  In that disturbed state one day I came across Psalm 73 in the Bible and was … 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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Position

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/19) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Commenting on Nicodemus’s visit to Jesus, Alfred Edersheim (The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah) wrote: “It must … Continue reading

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Spiritual Pandemic

Part of a daily devotional series at Words of Hope (https://woh.org/word/devotionals/2013/03/13) looking at how people in the Bible handled tough situations: Read 2 Kings 23:1-25 In the 21st century the world has learned a new term: pandemic. A virus that … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts I Already Have

Lessons from Life:  There is a proverb which says “the best things in life are free.”  Actually that is the title to a song.  These are some of the words in the song recorded by Frank Sinatra. The moon belongs … Continue reading

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Loving that Polka-Dotted Tie

  Lessons I Have Learned:  As I mature, I have noticed my priorities changing from gadgets to relationships.  When I was very young, at this time of year, my focus was on what I was going to get for Christmas.  … 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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