Category Archives: James

New Year Perseverance

How will you prepare for the trials of the upcoming year?  Are you investing in your spiritual health and readying yourself for the testing which is coming? Juve the lifeguard reminds us that preparation for our mission includes developing perseverance … Continue reading

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To Whom It Is Due?

God’s call is for you and me to help those whom he lays on our hearts. And pity the fool who decides he knows better than God who is due our goodness today. In fact, James informs us that if … Continue reading

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Arrogant Generation

A friend of mine called me arrogant yesterday.  And she called you arrogant too.  You see, we have an idea that we are the masters of our fates, the captains of our destinies, or simply that nothing bad is going … Continue reading

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Bringing Back Wanderers

The last thing that James has to offer in his letter to the churches is instruction on those who wander.  Oh, not those who wander… it’s when we wander.  James appears to know us, doesn’t he?  And he clarifies that … Continue reading

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Something to Pray About

I keep pretty regular sleeping hours.  This means getting up early even on weekends, and hitting the hay at 10:30 every night.  The other night I laid in bed and watched the clock creep closer and closer to 11.  Finally … Continue reading

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Heads Roll

Herod the King liked John the Baptist.  Even though John spoke against Herod, telling him the truth about his life, Herod appreciated him.  Maybe it was because he did tell him the truth.  We can imagine that King Herod would … Continue reading

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Check Yes or No

I’m going to do it.  I promise.  Nothing’s going to stop me.  I swear.  I’m going to finish, get better, get back on track, beat it, fight it, win it, overcome it, stop doing it, and/or anything else I need … Continue reading

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