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Devotionals

Walt Alexander’s series of devotional essays

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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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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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Jeffrey DeMunn will play Willy Loman in The Old Globe's production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, directed by Pam MacKinnon, Jan. 22 - Feb. 27, 2011.  Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
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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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October of 2016 was the 12 years anniversary since Pulp Fiction was released to theaters. I do not know if you have seen it, but according to the American Film Institute, it is one of the best movies ever made. I have to agree with them. Though it is not

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This past Christmas and New Years season was scary. I heard on the news a lot that Muslim terrorists were seeking to attack churches and public gatherings. Our own Jim Riordan wrote about it:(http://menofvalue.com/2016/12/25/isis-vows-attack-u-s-churches-well-thought-scream-james-riordan/) I was especially concerned since I go to a large church in Chicagoland and my family insisted

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We have made it  into our 3rd year and therefore we want to talk about the Judeo-Christian values of our third president, Mr. Thomas Jefferson. Now I know that Mr. Jefferson is the founding father that all atheists and agnostics love to tout as an example of a person that

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