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A Word From Joe Barnett

This site is about words.
First, about God’s authoritative, inspired Word.
Second, about my non-authoritative, non-inspired words—nevertheless, written in hope that they will encourage those who read them, and above all that they will point the reader to God’s Word.

Here are the regular features you will find here.

  • Today’s Walk in the Word. A brief devotional that appears Monday through Friday. Each entry is based on a single verse of Scripture, followed by my comments related to it, and ending with a summary aphorism. To access the latest devotional click on "Today’s Walk in the Word" below. To access previous messages click on "Archives/A Walk in the Word" in the top menu.
  • On My Mind. Messages on varied topics that appear on this site at least once a month. To access the latest entry click on "On My Mind" below. To access previous messages click on "Archives/On My Mind" in the top menu.

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Today's Walk in the Word

Your Part in the Story

Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.           —Romans 13:11 Ernest Hemingway was asked if he could write a compelling story in six words. He said he could—and this is what he wrote: “For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.” Haunting! It pains us to imagine the details. The …

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Faith Zaps Fear

Do not fear . . . I will help you, says the Lord.                                    —Isaiah 41:14 I have seen my neighbor carry his two-year-old down the stairs from their upper-level apartment many times. Today the little guy was determined …

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God’s Everywhereness

The Lord knows those who are his. —2 Timothy 2:19 Psalm 139 will take your breath away. “O Lord . . . you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my …

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Give God Credit

No one can receive anything except what has been given from heaven.                          —John 3:27 Margaret Keane’s husband, Walter, was selling her famous “big eyes” paintings, claiming he was the artist. After their divorce, Margaret sued. The shrewd Solomon-like judge ordered both Margaret and …

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Moving

Come, follow me.   —Mark 10:21 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move an average of twelve times in their lifetime. In 2018, 32 million citizens packed up under one roof, hit the road, and unpacked under a different one. Jesus put a new spin on moving. He called people to make a heart-move, …

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Sharpen Your Listening Skills

[You] have ears but do not hear.                  —Jeremiah 5:21 A bumper sticker on the car in front of me made me smile: “My wife says I never pay attention to what she says—or something like that.” Defective hearing also breeds divine alienation. God accused his people of …

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