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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.
  • 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

Wake Up in Paradise

Today you will be with me in paradise.                            —Luke 23:43 An elderly lady, who lived in a remote area of Scotland, had to make a government-mandated visit to Edinburgh. She worried herself into weariness prior to the trip, because she feared the …

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Tongue Control

I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin.                                                        —Psalm 39:1                                                    On November 10, 2016, Daniel Fitzpatrick, 13, of Staten Island, NY, wrote a heartbreaking letter …

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A Treasure on Your Nightstand

I rejoice in your word like one who finds a great treasure. —Psalm 119:162 In 1932, archaeologist Alfonso Caso discovered Tomb Seven at Monte Alban, Oaxaca, where he found more than 400 frescoes, figurines, and ornate pieces of jewelry. The only place you can view these artifacts is at the Regional Museum of Oaxaca. In …

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Talking Back to Yourself

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.          —Isaiah 40:31 When you’re in the dumps, it’s time to remember that God hasn’t abandoned you—so talk back to yourself. In Psalm 42, the psalmist was feeling blue: “My tears have been my food day and night” (v. 3). Then he …

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Talking to Yourself

He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.           —Psalm 91:2 Do you talk to yourself? Me too. When I’m writing these devotionals, I often think out loud. Sometimes when I’m dressing, I talk to myself about which shirt goes with which pants. Sometimes someone …

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Believing is Seeing

Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?                  —John 11:40 Jesus delayed. Lazarus died. Lazarus’s sisters didn’t understand why Jesus hadn’t dropped everything and come running when he got their message that Lazarus was ill. “If you had been …

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