Today’s Walk in the Word

Willful Forgetfulness

By Joe Barnett / January 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Willful Forgetfulness

Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God.    —Deuteronomy 8:11 Alzheimer’s. Scary word. All of us know someone who is a victim. We have seen its devastation. When we experience a memory lapse, we get an uneasy feeling that we may be headed for the twilight zone of the dreaded “A.” […]

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C’mon, Be Happy

By Joe Barnett / January 6, 2023 / Comments Off on C’mon, Be Happy

A cheerful heart has a continual feast.                     —Proverbs 15:15 Molly Picon, star of Yiddish stage and film, spent hundreds of nights in crowded hotel rooms with members of her theatrical company. Grumbling was constant—by everybody but Molly. One night a voice out of the darkness […]

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What Makes You Happy?

By Joe Barnett / January 5, 2023 / Comments Off on What Makes You Happy?

Those who look to him are radiant.                        —Psalm 34:5 Robert Blondin interviewed more than 600 people in numerous nations. He asked one question: “What makes people happy?” The answers were pretty much the same everywhere. People are happy because they are in control of […]

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Control Your Attitude Today

By Joe Barnett / January 4, 2023 / Comments Off on Control Your Attitude Today

Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.                                        —Romans 12:2 Viktor Frankl said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of […]

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Spiritual Resolutions

By Joe Barnett / January 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Spiritual Resolutions

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.          —Proverbs 16:3 If you go for spiritual growth with your New Year’s resolutions, you’ll score big dividends. Paul put it this way: “Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature” (Gal 5:16). […]

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You Will Be Creating Memories This Year

By Joe Barnett / January 2, 2023 / Comments Off on You Will Be Creating Memories This Year

His mercies begin afresh each day.                  —Lamentations 3:23 Cheers to a New Year and another chance to get it right. It’s too late to change your past but not your future. At the beginning of this New Year, you have 365 blank pages—each to be scripted with […]

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A Bouquet of Verses for the New Year

By Joe Barnett / December 30, 2022 / Comments Off on A Bouquet of Verses for the New Year

My help comes from the Lord.              —Psalm 121:2 As we say goodbye to the old year and hello to the new, here’s a little bouquet of verses for the days ahead. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Ps 46:1). “Cast your cares on the […]

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How Did You Do?

By Joe Barnett / December 29, 2022 / Comments Off on How Did You Do?

Examine yourselves . . . test yourselves.                     —2 Corinthians 13:5 How did you do on your New Year’s resolutions? If you didn’t make any—or don’t remember what they were—maybe you can use some of Regina Brett’s to measure your progress. Regina made ten resolutions, printed […]

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When a Good Thing Becomes a Bad Thing

By Joe Barnett / December 28, 2022 / Comments Off on When a Good Thing Becomes a Bad Thing

A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.                            —Proverbs 20:4 A good thing can turn into a bad thing for the person who is unprepared. Wealth is a good thing. But the person who […]

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Aging Has Its Pluses

By Joe Barnett / December 27, 2022 / Comments Off on Aging Has Its Pluses

Our spirit inside us is made new every day.                         —2 Corinthians 4:16 Barring an early exit, you’re going to grow old. The demands for repairs on the house you live in increase: no sooner do you get one body part fixed than another […]

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