Category Archives: Tips for Everyday Life

August 23 – Tips for Everyday Life – Prayer Matters

Read James 5:13-20 “Please, please pray.” Those were the three unexpected words from my son that came across my phone’s screen. Desperation and trust mixed together like oil and water. For the next two hours of silence, as we waited … Continue reading

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August 22 – Tips for Everyday Life – Stand Firm

Read James 5:7-12 Have you ever heard the saying, “Your opinion is important, but it’s not important that everyone knows it”? I’ve thought about that a lot lately as we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times. Just one click … Continue reading

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August 21 – Tips for Everyday Life – Be Fair

Read James 5:1-6 As I read through James 5:1 – 6, I’m reminded of the Dickens story A Christmas Carol. We have an old video tape of a movie version entitled Scrooge, starring Alistair Sim as Scrooge. This is the … Continue reading

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August 20 – Tips for Everyday Life – His Will, Not Ours

Read James 4:13-17 Like many of you, I tried to plan my life. I had a five-year plan and all the next steps thought out. I think I started planning my life in 8th grade when I was knee deep … Continue reading

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August 19 – Tips for Everyday Life – Humble Yourself

Read James 4:4-12 Have you tasted “humble pie” lately?  This is usually a pie no one likes to eat! In recent days, I have been reminded of how easy my confidence in life has been humbled. I find myself entering … Continue reading

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August 18 – Tips for Everyday Life – Your Heart

Read James 4:1-3 Everyone loves a bargain! In our town a few years ago, we had what was called Dollar Days! Dollar Days was similar to the modern Black Fridays. There really were some great bargains and being a young … Continue reading

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August 17 – Tips for Everyday Life – Be Wise

Read James 3:13-18 I noticed at an early age that I’m not quite as quick thinking as most. I wanted to dazzle my peers with wisdom but typically, if my teacher called on me, I would be startled out of … Continue reading

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August 16 – Tips for Everyday Life – Watch Your Mouth

Read James 3:1-12 Speak life. In the 2016 movie Miracles From Heaven, actress Jennifer Garner portrays the role of a dedicated Christian mother who loves her daughter and her family. This compelling drama is about the true story of her … Continue reading

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August 15 – Tips for Everyday Life – Examples of Faith With Action

Read James 2:20-28 In 1980 I spent 2 weeks in the hospital in Akron, recovering from back surgery. That experience I would be happy to forget except for my encounter with a petite lady named Marge in the bed beside … Continue reading

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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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