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Joe Barnett

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.

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  • 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.
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Today's Walk in the Word

Go for the Summit

Keep your eyes on Jesus.            —Hebrews 12:2 D.H. Roper and his friend secured permits to climb Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States, at 14,505 feet. The eleven-mile lungs-and-legs challenge was exhausting. D.H. considered turning back. But occasionally, he caught a glimpse of the summit and knew …

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Survivor’s Guilt

Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses.                  —Ecclesiastes 3:1 Hope Aguilar, author of HOPE through Cancer, experienced feelings of guilt that she survived while others didn’t. Aware of many who lost the fight, she cried and asked God, “Why them and not …

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A Brand New You

The old has gone, the new has come.                  —2 Corinthians 5:17 Image Consultants are cleaning up. CEOs, politicians, and celebrities pay big bucks for their services. Top-of-the-line practitioners are well-connected with clothiers, hairstylists, cosmeticians, plastic surgeons, and other professionals. They’re in business to make you look good. …

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God’s World

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.                                     —Psalm 24:1 The Houston Museum of Natural Science displays a stunning ten-foot globe, created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. I was given a handout with a …

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Transparency

Do what is right, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of man.                   —2 Corinthians 8:21 I know a man who’s been lying to his wife about his computer transgressions, while she’s been lying to him about her out-of-control credit …

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Curtain Up—You’re On

Generations come and generations go.                     —Ecclesiastes 1:4 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera opened on January 26, 1988, at the Majestic Theater at 245 West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan, and has been playing there ever since. With a record-breaking 13,000+ performances, it …

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