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Devotionals

Walt Alexander’s series of devotional essays

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I have been thinking a lot about cows recently.  It seemed that everyone in the Bible was always talking about cows and cattle and milk and cheese and other things that come from them. Having a lot of cattle was clearly a status symbol. I just see Abraham talking to Isaac like

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Several weeks ago, I was at a doctor’s office. While I was waiting for the doctor to show up, I looked at his bookshelf. Among the books was a book entitled Getting Over God (I cannot remember the author). Upon initially seeing the book. I naturally got defensive, as faith

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Though my home maintenance skills are largely laughable, I do enjoy the This Old House program and watch it to understand what carpenters and electricians, etc… are doing and how they do what they do. I also watch it to get ideas of things I might be able to do

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There is an old saying, ‘You cannot make an omelette unless you are willing to break some eggs!’ This has many meanings but one meaning refers to the fact you may have to risk something and not look back to get something you want, because you cannot put the egg back in the shell. The

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A Prayer for Owen Meaney (1990) by John Irving is one of the best books ever written, as per my humble opinion. I read it many, many years ago and it still sticks with me. On the dedication page, Mr. Irving included two quotes that have made a large difference

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I know a lot about bullies. I have had to contend with them all my life. When I was a kid there were two different kids at one bus-stop who regularly picked on me.  In Boy Scouts there were bullies. There was one guy named Forest (I would have called

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(Note: All Marvel characters and images are property of Marvel Comics Group, no copyright infringement is intended) Stan Lee is a man who has definitely led the life of imagination and fantasy. He is currently 94, a good long life by anyone’s standards. I hope that he will continue for

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I am not a big fan of Deadpool (the Marvel character) or dead pools (polls that usually involve betting who will die in the present year). However, regarding dead pools, two men are usually at the top of them who I would just hate to see the world be without.

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A few weeks ago, I pulled up my recommendations for Youtube.  I like to hear about the details about different movies and the stories behind them and in the list of recommendations was a video about Stanley Kubrick’s making of the Shining and some theories about the symbolism that he

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I have been thinking a lot about languages lately. I have Our Daily Bread‘s app on my phone and in addition to giving you a short devotional, they also have a section entitled Bible in One Year where they give a couple chapters a day so you can say that

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