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I Like Big Booms

Start by reading James 2:1-10

Before I get into the rest of this devotion, I want you to stop and think about something.  As you read this passage of James, what is your first thought?  What’s your second thought as you read it?  I start with that because I’m probably not going to go where a lot of folks would as they read this passage.  Instead I want us to think of something different. Continue reading I Like Big Booms


Don’t be a Grouch

Start by reading James 1:17-27 and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

One of my favorite TV characters from when I was growing up was from this little show called Sesame Street.  I’m one of those kids that grew in the Sesame Street era, and a lot of lessons I was being taught were reinforced by what I saw there.

On that TV show there was one of my favorite characters, and that was Oscar the Grouch. Continue reading Don’t be a Grouch