Joe Barnett

Who Knows?

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.    —Psalm 139:1 The Green Hornet was a radio show created in 1936 about a fictional crime fighter who had uncanny insight. He saw things no one else saw. I had a friend who was a Green Hornet fan. When he asked a difficult question, and

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Memories

This I call to mind, and therefore I have hope.    —Lamentations 3:21 The song, The Way We Were, begins with the words, “Memories light the corners of my mind.” Three thoughts about memories: Some memories need to be forgotten. “[God] blots out your transgressions . . . and remembers your sins no more” (Isa

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Choose Well

This is the way, walk in it.            —Isaiah 30:21 “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5:22). You must make choices today. How about being guided by the above verse? Choose love. Love God and everyone God loves. Choose joy. Rejoice

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Be Sensitive

The tongue of the wise brings healing.                       —Proverbs 12:18 The doctor’s credentials were impressive, but his manners were abrasive. He had the communication skills and compassion of a cabbage—brusque and tactless. Ring any bells? We all encounter tactless people—and distance ourselves. A tactless pulpit

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