Category Archives: James

The Right Umbrella (a re-run)

I’m up in B.C. for a couple of days. Getting in my grandkids fix and enjoying an early Thanksgiving, Canadian style (you know, eating beaver and such). Morning devo time is kind of limited but as I read this morning … Continue reading

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Wisdom Without Works

I wonder if, in our modern culture, our default isn’t to gauge the measure of wisdom a person has by what they know. That we want to hear what someone has to say in order to discern how wise they … Continue reading

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My Mirror

I stand in front of it every morning. It’s an important tool to make sure the part in my hair is straight (mostly), that I don’t shred my face shaving (usually), and that the hair growing out of my ears … Continue reading

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Tapping Into Grace

As the saying goes, “What you win them with is what you win them to.” So, for those of us who know that any merit we have before a holy God is by grace alone, we desire nothing more than … Continue reading

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If the Lord Wills

I am, by nature and by nurture, a planner. I think it’s in my DNA. As far back as I can remember I’ve been inclined in situations to first consider and calculate before committing. For example, after an incident where … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Above

Skillful living . . . that’s what Chuck Swindoll calls it. I remember reading years ago a piece by him where he defined wisdom as “skillful living.” Wisdom is about so much more than just what you know. It’s about … Continue reading

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A Time to Believe and A Time to Behave

I was reading in Ecclesiastes 3 this morning and was reminded that there is a season for everything . . . “an appropriate occasion for every human event or activity” (ESV Study Bible). That there is a time to be … Continue reading

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