Category Archives: James

August 14 – Tips for Everyday Life – Back Up Your Faith With Action

Read James 2:14-19  About 5 years ago, area schools started installing buddy benches. The idea behind them was, if a child didn’t have anyone to play with, he/she could go sit on the bench and then, when another child saw … Continue reading

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August 13 – Tips for Everyday Life – No Favorites!

Read James 2:1-13 What appropriate words for us today! We find ourselves in a time when the realities of racism have resurfaced. We live in a day when lines are drawn and rocks are thrown on the basis of political … Continue reading

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August 12 – Tips for Everyday Life – Listen And Then Do

Read James 1:19-27 Are you like me? Did you stock up on supplies and food when the pandemic first hit? Did you fill your pantry with non-perishable foods and paper products? Did you search for cleaning supplies so you could … Continue reading

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August 11 – Tips for Everyday Life – Flee From Sin

Red James 1:13-18 “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth . . .” When Jesus’ brother, James, wrote these words, he wrote from the core of his own existence. “James, a servant of God and of … Continue reading

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August 10 – Tips for Everyday Life – Grow in Trial

Read James 1:1-12 2019. What a year! If I had to write a movie script about my year last year, there would be enough material for sequel after sequel, a saga lengthier than Star Wars.  The year began with starting … Continue reading

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July 10 – United: Country – James 2

Read James 2:1-13 When I was in first grade, my mother, siblings and I moved to a new town. Every morning on the way to school, we passed by this one bench on the main street. At that time, the … Continue reading

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July 4 – United – Matthew 5 and James 5

Read Matthew 5:33-37 and James 5:12 “To be clear is to be kind. To be unclear is to be unkind”. I first heard this phrase while studying interpersonal communication as a junior in college and was fascinated by the concept … Continue reading

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July 3 – United – James 1

Read James 1:19-22 It is as if James were right here on Social Media and in our homes talking with us RIGHT NOW!  He wrote this almost 2,000 years ago, but it sure is true today. And what a great … Continue reading

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July 1 – United – James 3

Read James 3:1-12 What factors contribute to experiencing unity in conversation? Good word choices are key! Sensitive intonation is essential! Engaging non-verbals are a must! A compassionate heart attitude is required! A learning disposition is crucial! James 3 focuses especially … Continue reading

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February 9 – Letters of John

Read James 1:22-25 This week, we are going to take a little different approach to the devotional time. If you’re anything like me, it is all too easy to read a chapter of the Bible, pray over it and maybe … Continue reading

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