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Devotionals

Walt Alexander’s series of devotional essays

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Though he never served as President, Benjamin Franklin was obviously a Founding Father. Many atheists love Franklin because he could never be considered a “religious person” in that he eschewed organized religion and could even be considered a Enlightenment Rationalist. He also was a member of the Hellfire club and

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I was looking the other day at my childhood friend Mick’s mother, Sherry, on Facebook. She was giving a hug to my other friend Bob. Bob and Mick and I and others used to hang out. It was funny because Bob now has a white beard and a potbelly. He

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I remember as a young adult that my youth pastor liked to shake his finger at me and repeat 1 Corinthians 10:13: No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But

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I have been studying f0r a particular professional exam for many years. It is supposed to be harder than the Certified Public Accountant test. I have taken all the classes! I have taken the cram course! I have studied so hard that I was actually getting sick! I envisioned myself

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I have always hated the question, “Are you religious?” When I would talk to my mentor Lloyd, about religion, I would say, “I don’t see Christianity as a religion, I see it as relationship with God” his reply would be, “religion is relationship with God”. However, going to Christian college

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Don’t you hate perfectionists? All through college and graduate school I got on-campus jobs with men and (especially with) women who no one else wanted to work with because for them, nothing was good enough. Everyone saw them as perfectionists. But even many years later, I am still surrounded by

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Now I realize that the Bible has already addressed the subject of ‘who is my neighbor?’ I think that everyone knows the parable of the Good Samaritan that the Lord shared in Luke 10:25-37. However for me, it is not been an easy question. I remember in college where we

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I know that people have been saying this for at least 2,016 years but, I have heard a lot of people on TV saying that we are in the last of the last days. I do not know if it is true or not, but I am pretty sure that

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WILLY: What’s the mystery? The man knew what he wanted and went out and got it! Walked into a jungle, and comes out, the age of twenty-one, and he’s rich! The world is an oyster, but you don’t crack it open on a mattress! (Death of a Salesman Act 1)

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I remember growing up and going to An Officer and a Gentleman. I remember in response to seeing that second movie, all the kids in my school were asking each other, ‘Where are you from?” and then gleefully replying, “Only two things come out of [wherever you said you were

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