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Devotionals written by Marilyn Daniels.

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The Triumph of Mercy

Posted by kmaxx@mts.net on November 10, 2019 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

James 2:8-13


Our Ladies are studying the book of James. We’ve probably read it many times, but there is still much to learn! A little phrase suddenly jumped out at me “Mercy triumphs over judgment!” (2:13). First of all we need to understand what judgment looks like.


In our world today people are tweeting about their personal observations, so often from the bias of critici...

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The Dead Will Hear

Posted by kmaxx@mts.net on November 3, 2019 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

John 6:24-29


Again we are privileged to listen in as Jesus is speaking to the crowds. We need to look at the context to understand what He means when He says “the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God” (:25). First of all notice that He identifies Himself as the Son of God throughout this chapter. Nearly 20 times, Jesus refers to His special Father-Son relationship with God. Secondly He is talking about eterna...

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Seeing Through Tinted Glass

Posted by kmaxx@mts.net on October 27, 2019 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

1 Corinthians 13:8-12


Someone coined the phrase “looking at life through rose-tinted glasses”. This is described as an unduly idealistic, optimistic, sentimental, or wistful perspective on or about something. People looking through rose-tinted glasses only notice the good things about them, a view that is unrealistic. Its good to be positive in one’s outlook...

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Vive la Difference!

Posted by kmaxx@mts.net on October 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Romans 12:3-16

Some time ago I was watching a TV series in which a young white woman attempted to seduce a handsome young black man using the phrase “Vive la Difference”. She wanted to “live in the moment” by celebrating those differences. In our world today there seems to be a growing acceptance of this philosophy. Counter-productively there is also less acceptance of those differences that might lend perm...

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Thy Kingdom Come

Posted by kmaxx@mts.net on October 13, 2019 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 6:10

In the prayer we call “the Lord’s Prayer” which Jesus taught His disciples, He makes reference to the Kingdom of God….a kingdom that belongs to Him “Thy Kingdom” (Matthew 6:10). This little phrase carries great meaning for it recognizes not only God’s ownership but the glory that ownership bestows on His kingdom! Forever! This kingdom will never end, according to Luke 1:33.

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Grandma's Prayer

Posted by kmaxx@mts.net on October 6, 2019 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Ephesians 1:9-11

Dear God: Thank you for my dear family! You have blessed us, and my cup of joy overflows! Thank you Father for the family history that has grounded us in the Word of God! The fact that prayer was essential as far back as the third and fourth generation truly makes us blessed! Now there are little ones with whom you have blessed our family – babes in the flesh as well as spiritual babies! May we be given the grace, cou...

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Overwhelmed With Dread

Posted by kmaxx@mts.net on September 29, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 14


Technology takes us around the world today to where we can view the detailed sufferings of humankind. Should war and famine, abuses arising from anger or hatred, political unrest and persecution become an immediate threat to us in North America, we ourselves might be overwhelmed by dread.


David wrote that the Lord looks down on the sons of men, from heaven. His vantage point may s...

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This Sickness

Posted by kmaxx@mts.net on September 22, 2019 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

John 11:1-14


Jesus wasn’t worried. He knew God had a plan. As always, God’s plan was perfect. Lazarus died. I asked myself - “How do I respond when bad things come into my life?” Quite naturally, Mary and Martha and their family friends grieved over the death of a beloved brother. They could not have hoped that Lazarus would be raised from the dead – nothing like that had ever happened like that be...

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Biblical Metaphors

Posted by kmaxx@mts.net on September 15, 2019 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

John 14:6


A metaphor is an image which suggests similarities between two different ideas, without implying that they are identical. Scripture uses metaphors extensively as a way of illustration and teaching. Given the number of metaphors applied to Jesus Christ alone, there is a lot to learn! On the one hand He is the Shepherd – the good shepherd. On the other hand he is the Lamb – the lamb without blemish! There...

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Once I Was Blind

Posted by kmaxx@mts.net on September 8, 2019 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

John 9:13-25


In today’s scripture reading Jesus has just healed a blind man. The Pharisees found fault, as usual. After all, Jesus had healed this man on the Sabbath and keeping the regulations seemed to be more important than caring for a suffering human being. My uncle was totally blind for the last 30 years of his life. Fortunately he had a very positive temperament and enjoyed the memories of all he had seen during the f...

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