Mary Selzer

Day Seven – Wow the World with Unity

Today’s Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:16 Members of the American Psychological Association performed a study on how members of the various sections of eleven major symphony orchestras perceived each other. The percussionists (drummers) were viewed as insensitive, unintelligent, and hard-of-hearing, yet fun-loving. String players (violins) were seen as arrogant, stuffy, and unathletic. The brass players (trumpets) were described as[…]

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Day Six – Don’t Sing with the Soloists

Today’s Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 2:4 Have you ever been to a concert or other musical performance where someone in the audience quietly sings along with the soloist on stage? It can be pretty annoying. Believe it or not, those “shadow singers” can lurk in other places besides the audience. Sometimes they’re standing on stage right[…]

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Day Five – Correction—It’s Give and Take

Today’s Scripture:2 Timothy 4:2 Paul instructed Timothy that he was to “ . . . correct, rebuke, and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” Then Paul warned that a time would come when people would not be willing to receive correction. Honestly, sometimes I wonder if that day has already arrived. No one enjoys being corrected, but if it’s done[…]

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Day Four – Know Who’s Standing Next to You

Today’s Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:13, 28-30 Isn’t it amazing how we can associate, work, or worship with people but we don’t really know them? Sometimes we don’t even know their names. For months, I had shown up for choir practice and remained secluded with the altos. I sat by the same people but never bothered to learn their names. The[…]

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