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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

Paid in Full

[He] has freed us from our sins by his blood.                            —Revelation 1:5 There was a breathtaking surprise in Robert Smith’s May 19, 2019 commencement address at Morehouse College. He told the cap and gown-clad graduates, “We’re gonna put a little fuel in …

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God of Comfort

[God] comforts us in all our troubles.                 —2 Corinthians 1:4 “We did not get favorable news today,” the note began. The dear lady was informing me of the doctor’s verdict concerning her husband’s health. The prognosis is grim; her faith is strong. “I know God has a …

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A Bouquet of Grins

The cheerful heart has a continual feast.                    —Proverbs 15:15 Thinking you could use a smile, I opted for a small bouquet of grins today. Richard Lederer collected a bunch of answers to test questions by students from eighth grade through college. Here’s a sampling. In the …

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Ask for Help

My help comes from the Lord.             —Psalm 121:2 I’m a mechanical moron. A wrench in my hand is a catastrophe in the making. This apple fell far from the tree; my father could fix anything. I miss being able to ask him for help. That reminds me of Bill …

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What Can You Say?

They did not know what to say to him.                     —Mark 14:40 In Gethsemane, Jesus asked Peter, James, and John to stay awake and pray. Within minutes, they were sawing logs. When Jesus woke them, “they did not know what to say to him.” Before the …

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Let Love Reign

Dear friends, let us love one another.                           —1 John 4:7 “Back in my legalistic days,” he began.” He spent the next several minutes branding his present position as “progressive”—labeling his past as legalistic, narrow, sectarian, and mean; then several more minutes taking …

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