Category Archives: Chasing the Wind

January 30 – Dogs, Cats, and You

Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 Have you ever jokingly wished for the life of your pet?  Many cats and dogs are catered to.  They don’t experience the frustrations of work or the anxieties of life.  Excuse the pun, but they seem to “have … Continue reading

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January 29 – Hard Work and a Nice Meal

Read Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26 “Chasing after the wind…”  Ever tried doing that?  Probably not.  You know that you cannot see it, let alone catch it!  It is no wonder Solomon uses that word picture of futility to describe man’s attempt to experience … Continue reading

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January 28 – Look a Little Bit Higher!

Read Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 It seems almost as if the old country song “Bony Fingers” must have had the same author as the book of Ecclesiastes.  One of the lines to the song states, “Work your fingers to the bone…What do you … Continue reading

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January 27 – Meeting the Teacher

Read 1 Kings 3:1-28 As our kids were growing up, meeting their teachers every year was a tense time for them and for us.  “Who is she?”  “What is he like?”  “Will the person be a good match for our kids?”  … Continue reading

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April 25: Hope and Purpose

Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-58 Be honest.  At times you may agree with the conclusions drawn by Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes.  Life does have its mundane, routine dimensions.  In the rat race of life, there seem to be some … Continue reading

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April 24: Unless…

Read Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”  (Lk. 12:2)  Those words spoken by Jesus provide a sobering reminder.  No secret word, thought, or deed escapes the current … Continue reading

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April 23: Too Late

Read Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8 It was tragic.  A funeral that caught everyone by surprise.  Days before…hours before…seconds before…he had seemed completely healthy and active.  He was only in his thirties.  He probably would have laughed at the suggestion that his life … Continue reading

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April 22: Listening to the Voice of Wisdom

Read Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 In the face of confusion and lack of clarity, I often find myself praying the essence of James 1:5:  “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, … Continue reading

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April 21: Life and Death

Read Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 King Tutankhamen was buried 3300 years ago.  Over the centuries, “Tut” was forgotten, in spite of his role as king and his apparent wealth.  Archaeologists stumbled onto his tomb without clear historical evidence that it was there … Continue reading

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April 20: The Bad Math of Deservedness

Read Ecclesiastes 8:1-17 “I deserve better than this!”  “What did I do to deserve this?”  “She doesn’t deserve that!”  Phrases like that punctuate life for most of us.  They were also part of Solomon’s experiences as well:  “There is something … Continue reading

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