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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.

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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

Your Fragrant Offering

A fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.      —Philippians 4:18 Out for my morning jog, I knew a family was—or soon would be—at the breakfast table, because the aroma of bacon was in the air. The sense of smell is one of God’s great gifts. I get caught up in remembrance of …

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Three Trees

You had [him] killed by hanging him on a tree.         —Acts 5:30 A large window in my mother’s kitchen framed a beautiful oak tree. She had breakfast every morning watching the sun do its magic on her tree. Mother loved that tree. It started me thinking about some other trees. There …

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Why Me?

See how very much our Father loves us.                             —1 John 3:1 Nineteenth-century British cleric Joseph Parker was asked why Jesus chose Judas to be a disciple. He pondered the question, but said he kept running into a more baffling one: “Why …

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Reflecting the Light

The people living in darkness have seen a great light.     —Matthew 4:16 An abnormally high percentage of the 3,400 residents of Rjukan, Norway, have suffered from mental depression. They blame it on living in the dark. Surrounded by high mountains, Rjukan receives no sunlight for six months a year. It’s one of the …

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Your Best Legacy

A good name is more desirable than great riches.         —Proverbs 22:1 Charles Ponzi’s fraudulent investment ploy became known as a “Ponzi scheme.” Investor money snowballed on Ponzi’s promise of a 100 percent profit within ninety days. He used money from new investors to pay previous ones. When the ruse collapsed, victims …

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Approach Your Father Boldly

God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”                     —Galatians 4:6 Members of President John Kennedy’s cabinet were seated around his desk, discussing weighty matters. A photographer’s camera caught the image of two-year-old John-John crawling under the desk at his …

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