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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

Just Start

[We] are being transformed into [his] image from one degree of glory to another.                —2 Corinthians 3:18 Eloise went wild at the arboretum and came home with her SUV crammed with flats of pansies, petunias, and peonies. Remorse dogged her steps from her wheels to her flower bed. …

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You Are an Open Letter

You are a letter from Christ.           —2 Corinthians 3:3 You’ve probably been required to submit letters of recommendation when applying for employment. When you ask someone to write such a letter, you’re asking for their endorsement. The apostle Paul wrote letters of endorsement. And his converts, by their lives, wrote …

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Niebuhr’s Dictum

We win the victory over the world by means of our faith.                  —1 John 5:4 God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. With these twenty-seven words, Reinhold …

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Do Your Best—God Will Take It from There

Your labor in the Lord is not in vain.               —1 Corinthians 15:58 The late Dr. Norvel Young often said, “You’re doing more good than you know.” Are you disappointed with the accomplishments of your life? I know a lady who died grieving, convinced that she had failed as …

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Promises, Promises (2)

We will do everything the Lord has said.                                   —Exodus 24:7 The office manager and I had a cordial conversation about the lease increase. She said she’d get back to me by the end of the day. That was …

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Promises, Promises (1)

Whatever your lips utter you must be sure to do.  —Deuteronomy 23:23 They live three doors from me: dad, mom, and first-grader. I saw the child every day for a week, leash in hand, walking her puppy. It was Norman Rockwell cute. Then I began seeing the mother walking the dog; daughter nowhere to be …

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