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When We Mourn | HAPPY”NESS

Monday— “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”   Matthew 5:4 -“Oh man, I got carried away last night and did something really stupid! I’m so embarrassed. Hope it doesn’t catch up with me.” -“We lost everything in the fire: my model car collection, our wine cellar, and our Beatle’s LP’s. I’m really…
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For the Poor | HAPPY”NESS

Monday— “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”   Matthew 5:3 What does it mean to be poor in spirit? We know that poor means you’re homeless and eat Ramen every day. But being poor doesn’t qualify us for heaven, so it’s a different kind of poor. Poor in spirit…
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Transition

Monday— See, I am doing a new thing… I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.  Isaiah 43:19 Transition: the process of changing from one state of being to another. We don’t like change. No matter how positive the change may be, it feels like someone threw out our favorite…
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Travel Light | Prepare

Monday— …since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.  Hebrews 12:1 That “cloud of witnesses” was described in Hebrews 11. They were people who set the bar…
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Living with Expectation | PREPARE

Monday— After Jesus was born…during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem.  Matthew 2:1 How many years had he sat at this window, studying the stars? How long had he searched the ancient scrolls, gleaning hints about a King who would be born in a far away land? It had…
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Clear the Way | Prepare

Monday— …’Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’  Mark 1:3 “Hey, I just got a call from Mom,” said Jordan, tossing his backpack on the couch. “They’re coming up for parents’ weekend and want to stay with us. I told ‘em we have room.” Justin leaped up from the floor, sending…
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Get Rid of Worry

Monday— If I say, “My foot slips,” Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.  Psalm 94:18 “Dad!” came the scream from somewhere below the rim of the canyon. Rod leaped into action, covering the hundred yards in seconds. “Mason!” he called. “Hang on! I’m coming!” He got to the rim and spotted his son…
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A Right Now Legacy | Legacy

Monday— Don’t lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust… thieves break in and steal…Matthew 6:19 “I’m gonna make my first million by the time I’m thirty!” Clark crowed. “Yeah, well I’m gonna retire by the time I’m fifty and spend the rest of my days strolling the beaches,” replied Ray. “I…
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In Your City | Legacy

Monday— “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”  John 4:29 Notice the question mark. The first Samaritan missionary was an unlikely candidate for sainthood. There was a reason she went to the well alone, in the middle of the day. Decent people didn’t have anything to…
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Creating Story Tellers | Legacy

Monday— These are the commands… the Lord your God directed me to teach you… so that you, your children and their children… may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands.  Deuteronomy 6:1-2 Literacy is a relatively new concept in human history. For centuries, the common people had no way…
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