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MercEmail (pronounced “Mercy-Mail”) is a brief, weekly e-mail devotional sent out by Steve Higginbotham to e-mail subscribers.  If you would like to receive these weekly e-mail devotionals, you can subscribe by simply sending a blank e-mail message to one of the following addresses:

 


MercEmail 2014
06/22  If There’s A God…
06/01  If Jesus Couldn’t, Can I?
05/23  Changing Tastes
04/25  Blessing Others Beyond Our Years
04/24  Have You Earned Your Place In Heaven?
03/16  His Grace Reaches Me
02/14  It Does Matter What You Believe
02/03  Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone?
01/20  Who Do You Think You Are?
01/06  Ten Misplaced Desires

MercEmail 2013
12/09  Hopeless?  Not So Fast
11/27  Incognito Isn’t Anymore
11/06  Thanksgiving
10/28  Why Are You Here?
10/16  My Dad’s Last Sermon
10/01  The Time of my Departure is at Hand
09/03  Live or Die
08/22  What If You Had Two Wishes?
08/16  Put A Pebble In Their Shoe
07/22  What A Terrible Day
07/19  God Blessed America
07-09  DiscipleSHIFT
06/25  We’ll Se You After School!
06/19  Namesake
05/31  Do You Want Me To Go With You?
05/14  The Rest of the Story
04/29  Jesus Has Left The Building
04/05  Winning Takes Care of Everything
03/13  Like A Persecuted Church
02/14  Valentine’s Day
01/27  Thank God for Abortion!
01/06  A Blank Page

2012 MercEmail Articles
12/17  A Perspective On Sandy Hook Elementary
12/06  Ski Free
11/11  Listen To Your Mother
10/31  Trick or Treat?
10/16  Would You Die For Jesus?
09/10  Elvis Presley’s Bible
08/07  Olympic Medal “Oar” Maybe Not
08/02  Olympic Fame or Shame?
07/26  Selective Outrage
07/04  Outlive Yourself
06/20 Shrewd!
06-06 When’s The Last Time?
05/18 Time Zones
04/27 Must The Young Die Too?
03/29 Here Am I, Send Aaron
03/08 Try Harder
02/15 Declarations of Love
01/09 Did You Think To Pray?
01/02 They Did It Again

2011 MercEmail Articles
12/12  Christmas on Sunday? How Inconvenient!
12/07  A Date That Shall Live In Infamy
11/12  Say It Ain’t So, Joe!
11/04  “Tebowing”
10/27  Some Must Show Through
09/09  It Is Enough
08/16  A $50,000.00 Goal!
08/02  Doubting Thomas, Really?
07/11  Unintended Consequences
06/18  Father’s Day
06/04  A Cure for the Hiccups
05/23 Yet Another Failure
05/02 Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye!
04/24 First Friday, Then Sunday, Finally Monday
03/23  All Dogs Go To Heaven
03/03  The Last World War I Veteran
02/19  Not Worth Wrestling About
02/09  Little League Baseball
01/18  The Perfect Dive -vs- The Perfect Life

2010 MercEmail Articles
12/26  A Matter of Time
11/30  Does God Pull for the Buffalo Bills?
11/14   Higgy, I’m Dying
10/29  Stop Praying!
10/12  Life on Mars
09/21  Free Tickets to the Fair
09/10  Pig!
09/02  Leaving Joppa
08/23  Batman & Robin
08/05  Imperfection
07/14  It’s  Fun to Stay at the “Yyyyy…”
07/07  “Someone Killed God?”
06/28  A Scary Prayer
06/20  He’s Alright
06/02  Scroll Down
05/26  Hurt People Hurt People
05/20  It’s A Marathon, Not A Sprint
05/07  Toe Testers
04/20  Par For The Course
04/14  Daddy, I’m Engaged!
03/29  Two Seas In Israel
03/07  Heard But Not Seen
02/19  I Hear Voices
01/24  Aftershock
01/11  A Cross With Wheels?
01/04  Isn’t It Ironic?

2009 MercEmail Articles
12/17  Merry Christmas & A Happy Easter!
12/06  What Amazes Jesus?
11/16 2012: The End of the World?
11/02 Even In Mayberry
10/22 Give Him No Rest
10/12 He’s Watching You!
09/23 Great, It’s Wednesday Night!
09/17 How Could You Forget That?
08/25 Playing Church
08/03 Through Another Man’s Eyes
07/24 Same Class!
07/06 How Will You Be Remembered?
06/19 Father’s Day
06/05 It’s Magic!
05/21 Stop Dating The Church
04/27 The New Right Wing Pin-Up
04/21 A Pitcher’s Mound
04/13 “Houston, We Have A Problem”
03/31 The Root Of All Fun
03/15 Deceiving Yourself
02/26 Who’s Your Peninnah?
02/09  Two Lives, Two Legacies
02/01  You’re Not Fooling Anyone
01/14  Secularization

2008 MercEmail Articles
12/31  Hoping Against Hope
12/09  Newsweek or Newsweak?
11/27  How Much Did It Cost?
11/12  What An Invention!
11/05  The Day After
10/24  No God, No Worries?
10/16  If Your Right Pinkie Offends You…
10/06  What’s It Worth To You?
10/03  A Diamond Ring
09/16  Not So Fast!
09/03  Perfectly Normal
08/21  Almost
08/08  I Can Do All Things – Even 3rd Grade
07/28  According To The Rules
07/03  More Than Love
06/17  Girls Gone Mild
06/03  Chaste or Chased?
05/16  The Fred Factor
05/10  The Right Thing Is Soemtimes The Hard Thing
05/04  More Than One Way to Hit a “Homerun”
04/13  A Moron?
04/06  The Art of Saying, “I’m Sorry”
03/24  There’s More To Come
03/14  Children
02/24  Love Letters
02/03  Impulse Buyers
01/22  Canceling Church Services
01/11  The”Big Bang”
01/06  John 3:16

2007 MercEmail Articles
12/22 Your Name Is “Mud”
12/10 What Happened On The Yellow Brick Road?
12/02 The Golden Compass
11/30 TV In The Corner
11/10 Behave Like Good Christians
10/21 Vote For What?
10/04 Fighting Giants
09/03 Saved by the Bible
08/15 An Apple or a Pair?
07/31 What Good Can I Do?
07/30 Like Father Like Son
07/04 What If Adults Acted Like Children?
06/27 Does It Matter Who Does It?
06/17 Breakfast in Bed
06/07 Reading, Writing, and Recklessness
05/16 Life is Short (A Follow-Up)
05/14 Life is Short
05/05 Slick Slogans
03/28 A Resurrection Quiz
03/22 Never Give Up
03/06 We Were Robbed
03/04 A Skeleton In God’s Closet
02/24 The Best Sermon I Ever Whistled
02/18 Rabies
02/03 Grandma’s Slop Bucket
01/19 The Definition Of A Lie

2006 MercEmail Articles
12/31  Dancing In the Streets
12/21  That’s Not What I Meant
12/18  Do You Need A Doctor?
12/01  Is The Pope Catholic?
11/21  Dying Alone
11/08  Do I Have To Go To Church?
10/26  Coming Clean
10/08  A Pink Mansion
09/29  Burger King & 11 Cents
09/15  I Want To Ride With My Dad
09/04  He Died Doing What He Loved
08/24  Buried Treasure In Your Backyard
08/15  Batter Up!
07/31  The YMCA, YMcA, or YMA?
07/27  He Being Dead Still Speaks
07/13  Name Your Price
07/06  The Exclusivity of Christianity
06/21  A Vote Against The Bible
06/09  To Be Perfectly Honest. . .
05/27  A Time For Every Purpose
05/09  Preach The Word!
04/25  Spiritual Triage
04/11  Jesus Walked On Ice?
04/02  What Would You Do?
03/22  Coerced Unity
02/28  Type Casting
02/26  Hot As A Pistol!
02/21  Take Heed Lest You Fall
02/21  The Story of the Bible
01/11  My Favorite Bible
01/06  A Follow-Up To A Tragedy
01/04  What A Tragedy

2005 MercEmail Articles
12/05  Christmas (One More Time)
12/04  Separating Fact From Fiction
11/15  Are You Talking To Me?
11/02  All Work And No Play
10/23  Mount Moriah Experiences
10/14  My Heavenly Mansion
09/25  You-’r-e Out!
09/13  Her Favorite Flower
09/04  What’s A King To Do?
08/25  Conquering Sheep
08/14  He Knows Me
08/06  Christians Only
07/23  Just Think
07/14  There’s No Place Like Home
07/06  I Now Pronounce You Husband & Husband
06/26  The Spirit And The Bride Say, “Come!”
06/18  Roll Away The Stone
06/05  Except You Become As Little Children
05/25  Every Little Bit Helps
05/08  Memories of Mother
05/06  Do You Have An Accent?
04/23  Chased or Chaste?
04/15  Flip-Flop
04/07  Church Hopping
03/29  First Friday, Then Sunday, Finally Monday
03/16  A Game I’ll Never Forget
03/13  Admirer or Follower?
02/25  Post-Christian Culture
02/13  The Love of a Child
01/28  Play To Your Strength
01/18  More On Human Suffering
01/13  I Don’t Know

2004 MercEmail Articles
12/20  The ACLU Hasn’t “A-CLU”
12/10  Parents “On Strike!”
11/10  Never Satisfied
11/02  As You Go To The Polls
10/20  Reading Or Writing?
10/17  This Is Just The Elevator
10/09  Compartmentalized Religion
09/29  Excuses
09/06  Why Can’t They Behave Like Christians?
08/23  Bulls Eye!
08/18  The Facts of Life
08/04  The Victory That Overcomes The World
07/29  Planned Parenthood: T-Shirts for Sale
07/14  I Wonder What God Must Think?
07/04  Our Declaration of Independence
06/25  That’s Not What My Bible Says
05/19  Daddy’s Home
04/28  Jesus Is Coming Again
04/23  I Know How The Book Ends
04/12  And Yet…
04/07  Change Your Name
04/01  What Money Can Buy
03/22  Lord, Give Us More!
03/05  Are You A Perfectionist?
02/24  Funny, Isn’t It?
02/18  It Could Have Been Worse
02/11  What Shall It Profit?
02/06  Fast Times at Half Time
01/28  Cirrhosis of the Giver
01/22  When the President Speaks…
01/09  Life on Mars?
01/04  Pride Goes Before a Fall

2003 MercEmail Articles
12/14  Separating Fact From Fiction
12/04  It Was Just A Matter of Time
11/21  Yesterday’s Fringe, Today’s Center
11/20  Wal-Mart and the Good Samaritan
11/12  What A Tangled Web We Weave
11/07  Dirty Laundry, Dirty Souls
10/26  Red Light, Green Light
10/19  Foul Ball!
10/10  The Tongue Is A Fire
10/01  A Small Step Towards Sanity
10/01  He’s Back
09/13  Legislating Morality
09/02  Finally, He Came to Church
08/22  Striking Matches
08/06  Openly Gay Bishops & Morality
08/01  If I Should Die Before I Wake
07/22  Your Influence
07/06  Excuse Me Lord, Do You Mind…?
07/01  When Should I Help?
06/21  A Dedicated Father
06/05  Don’t Fence Me In
05/23  The Key To A Happy, Successful Life
05/13  Will A Man Rob God?
04/30  Modern Day Faith-Healers
04/21  Double Homicide
03/14  Be Sure, Your Sins Will Find You Out
03/07  You Have A Friend In Jesus
02/27  Won’t You Be My Neighbor
02/19  Mother Nature
02/14  Helping Or Honking?
02/05  Defining Down Deviancy
01/31  Don’t Blink, You’ll Miss Something
01/14  “Yogi-isms” And The Cross
01/03  Serving God For Nothing

2002 MercEmail Articles
12/27  Hide & Seek
12/12  When Being Right Is Wrong
12/02  Fact Or Fiction?
11/22  The Chicorelli Brothers
11/15  Unanswered Questions Or Unquestioned Answers
11/09  Any Responses?
10/30  Brokenness
10/22  The Burial Box of James
10/09  Jesus Is Beautiful
10/01  At the Foot of the Cross
09/25  The Mission of the Church
09/17  Sidewalk Supervisor
09/13  In Remembrance
09/13  He’s Coming Again
08/27  Harmful to Minors
08/22  Junk? Not So Fast
08/14  Too Close For Comfort
08/07  Well Done
07/19  Jesus Is The Answer
07/08  One Nation Under God
07/01  40 Years A Preacher’s Kid
06/24  Consider The Ant
06/10  Good Advice For Life
06/03  I Am Only One
05/20  I Have A Drug Problem
05/13  My New Golf Partner
05/06  Wants -VS- Needs
04/29  Count Your Blessings
04/22  I’m Going To Be A Preacher Someday
04/15  How To Kill A Preacher
04/01  Sex Education
03/25  A Squeak In The Pulpit
03/18  Want To Know Your Bible?
03/11  10 Reasons Why I’ll Never Wash
03/04  Look Before You Leap
02/25  Crying Babies At Church
02/18  Does This Describe You?
02/11  What The Church Needs
02/04  “Verbicide”
01/28  Dying To Live
01/21  Hindering The Gospel
01/14  Views From The Pews

2001 MercEmail Articles
12/31  Think And Do Better
12/17  Definitions
12/11  Whoo, Whoo!
12/04  What If?
11/26  You Are Valuable To God
11/18  Jesus Is Everything We Need
11/14  Where Would Your Dog Go?
11/05  Standards of Conduct & Faith
10/30  Who Are You?
10/22  Who Left The Lights On?
10/16  Is God Exhausted?
10/08  Cookies, Judgment, & Mercy
10/04  A God Who Runs
09/24  Bear Bait
09/20  Where Is God?
09/12  A Prayer For America
09/04  Dear Mom & Dad
08/29  The Perfect Church
08/22  How Old?
08/15  Mood Rings
08/06  The Circus Is In Town
07/31  Say What You Mean
07/23  An Old Lady’s Poem
07/19  Jonestown Revisited
07/08  Playing Blocks & Focused Living
07/05  The Price of Conviction
06/19  Church Attendance
06/12  Captain Of My Own Soul
06/05  Now What’s The Matter?
06/04  Thanks, I Think
05/28  Remember Lot’s Wife
05/21  Don’t Forget Gethsemane
05/21  I’m Kind of Pretty Much Sorry
05/14  A Slow Death
05/07  I’d Like To Introduce You To My Friend
04/30  Nip It In The Bud!
04/23  The Flea & The Elephant
04/17  Nicknames
04/10  What Does It Profit?
04/02  Little League, The Wall Street Journal, & God
03/26  Liver & Sin
03/19  The Cold Within
03/12  Yes Sir, Colonel
03/05  Atheists In Foxholes
02/26  So That’s Who You Are
02/19  Are You Okay?
02/12  Just The Facts
02/05  Winter Coats On A Summer Day
01/29  The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom
01/22  Twas the Night Before Jesus Came
01/15  Children: How Much Do They Cost?
01/08  Imperfection In God’s World
01/01  Thanksgiving

 


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Subscribe to MercEmail 2012 MercEmail Articles 12/17  A Perspective On Sandy Hook Elementary 12/06  Ski Free 11/11  Listen To Your Mother 10/31  Trick or Treat? 10/16  Would You Die For Jesus? 09/10  Elvis Presley’s Bible 08/07  Olympic Medal “Oar” Maybe Not 08/02  Olympic Fame or Shame? 07/26  Selective Outrage 07/04  Outlive Yourself 06/20 Shrewd! 06-06 …

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MercEmail (2007-2009)

Subscribe to MercEmail 2009 MercEmail Articles 12/17  Merry Christmas & A Happy Easter! 12/06  What Amazes Jesus? 11/16 2012: The End of the World? 11/02 Even In Mayberry 10/22 Give Him No Rest 10/12 He’s Watching You! 09/23 Great, It’s Wednesday Night! 09/17 How Could You Forget That? 08/25 Playing Church 08/03 Through Another Man’s …

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MercEmail (2004-2006)

Subscribe to MercEmail 2006 MercEmail Articles 12/31  Dancing In the Streets 12/21  That’s Not What I Meant 12/18  Do You Need A Doctor? 12/01  Is The Pope Catholic? 11/21  Dying Alone 11/08  Do I Have To Go To Church? 10/26  Coming Clean 10/08  A Pink Mansion 09/29  Burger King & 11 Cents 09/15  I Want To …

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MercEmail (2001-2003)

Subscribe to MercEmail 2003 MercEmail Articles 12/14  Separating Fact From Fiction 12/04  It Was Just A Matter of Time 11/21  Yesterday’s Fringe, Today’s Center 11/20  Wal-Mart and the Good Samaritan 11/12  What A Tangled Web We Weave 11/07  Dirty Laundry, Dirty Souls 10/26  Red Light, Green Light 10/19  Foul Ball! 10/10  The Tongue Is A …

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  1. Paul Isenberg

    Hey Steve I use your lessons alot, I was wondering if you ever post any ice breakers or preachers jokes by category so we could follow them out.

  2. EDGAR C BEARD

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON YOUR MAILING LIST FOR DEVOTIONAS AND BIBLE LESSONS AND I KNOW SEVERAL FOLKS WHO I FEEL WILL WANT TO DO THE SAME..

    HOW DO I DO THAT AND HOW DO I LET OTHER FOLKS KNOW ABOUT YOUR INFOMATION ???

  3. Steve Higginbotham

    Hello, If you would like to be notified whenever I write a new blog article, just hit the RSS feed button at the top of my page (right next to the twitter and facebook buttons). If you would like to receive a weekly email devotional article from me, all you have to do is send a blank email to MercEmail-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

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