Religion

Facing Your Enemies

Facing Your Enemies

on August 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. – Psalm 27:3  During the US Civil War, fierce fighting was taking place near Moorefield, West Virginia. Because the town was close to enemy lines, it would be controlled one day by Union troops, and the next by Confederates. In the heart of the town lived an old […]

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Handyman Genius

Handyman Genius

on August 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, . . . for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry. – Ephesians 4:11-12 My father-in-law Pete is a genius. No, he didn’t develop any scientific theories like Einstein did. His genius is that of a handyman. Just ask him about an ailing furnace or a […]

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It’s Beautiful!

It’s Beautiful!

on August 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.” —Mark 14:6 After being away on business, Terry wanted to pick up some small gifts for his children. The clerk at the airport gift shop recommended a number of costly items. “I don’t have that much money with me,” he said. “I […]

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Bellyaching And Its Cure

Bellyaching And Its Cure

on August 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up. —1 Corinthians 13:4 Read: Matthew 20:1-16 A mentally impaired man always shook hands with his pastor after each service. But he often made critical comments like these: “You preach too long.” “Your sermons are boring.” “You talk about yourself too much.” […]

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A Walk With Whitaker

A Walk With Whitaker

on August 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens. –  Genesis 1:20  When my dog Whitaker and I take our morning walk through the woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the air is filled with sound. Birds of many species break the early morning silence with their songs. Sometimes it’s a steady chirp-chirp-chirp—probably a sparrow. […]

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The Benefits of a Classical Education

The Benefits of a Classical Education

on August 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Written by  Father James Thornton Since the end of the Second World War, and especially since the mid-1960s, America has been deluged with seemingly endless stories of the failure of its educational system. Testing reveals that there exists a significant percentage of high-school graduates who cannot identify the Pacific Ocean on an unlabeled map of the world, who do not […]

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No Regrets

No Regrets

on August 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. —Matthew 16:27 Read:1 Peter 4:12-19 A little girl who needed surgery was terrified. As an encouragement, her parents promised to give her something she had wanted for a long time—a kitten. The operation went well, […]

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The men turned away and went toward Sodom

The men turned away and went toward Sodom

on August 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

“The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the Lord.” (Genesis 18:22) An interesting way to start an opinion article on the way we should live our life don’t you think? Do you remember this story? It is the account of Abraham entertaining three angels — one of whom turns out to be God himself — of course this is […]

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Why Do I Sigh?

Why Do I Sigh?

on August 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I turned my heart and despaired of all the labor in which I had toiled under the sun. —Ecclesiastes 2:20  According to the Guinness Book of World Records, a 15-year-old girl yawned continually for 5 weeks in 1888. No details were given as to the reason for the girl’s plight. It made me wonder why we yawn. Why does a […]

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Jackie comments on the Preview of Coming  Afflictions/Attractions

Jackie comments on the Preview of Coming Afflictions/Attractions

on August 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Originally Published August 11, 2015 At the movie theaters we are inundated before the show we came to see with PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS. What that should say is PREVIEW OF COMING AFFLICTIONS. When you really look at the content of the majority of *movies* today – they are filled with filth – immorality – murders – everything we should […]

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Walking Away

Walking Away

on August 10, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. —Exodus 33:14  After winning a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, wrestler Rulon Gardner took off his shoes, placed them in the center of the mat, and walked away in tears. Through that symbolic act, Gardner announced his retirement from the sport which had defined his […]

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Count It All Joy

Count It All Joy

on August 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life. – James 1:12  A pastor placed this sign on his door: “If you have problems, come in and tell me all about them. If you don’t have any problems, come in and tell me how you avoid them.” What do […]

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What We Cannot Lose

What We Cannot Lose

on August 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. —Isaiah 46:4 Read: Psalm 92:12-15  Years ago I heard about an elderly gentleman who was suffering from the first stages of dementia. He lamented the fact that he […]

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No Change

on August 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. – Romans 5:1   All around us, life is changing at a dizzying pace. Even in the church, change is happening so fast that it can be tough to keep up. For example, to communicate more effectively with people, Christians have changed the way “church” is […]

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The Worry Box

The Worry Box

on August 6, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Do not worry about your life. —Matthew 6:25  Read: Philippians 4:1-9 I heard about a woman who kept a box in her kitchen that she called her “Worry Box.” Every time something troubled her, she would write it down on a piece of paper and put it in the box. She resolved not to think about her problems as long […]

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Wholesome Humor

Wholesome Humor

on August 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

All uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, . . . neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting. – Ephesians 5:3-4  Abraham Lincoln faced enormous pressures as president during the US Civil War. Without humor, it’s doubtful he would have been able to bear the strain. When emotions ran high in cabinet meetings, he often […]

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Is Evolution A Fact?

Is Evolution A Fact?

on August 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God. – Genesis 2:1-7, Hebrews 11:1-3  The theory of evolution is not without its problems. One scientist says this about life starting on its own: “Amino acids would have to be arranged in an exact sequence to form a protein . . . just like the letters […]

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We Don’t Need You

We Don’t Need You

on August 3, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

What injustice have your fathers found in Me, that they have gone far from Me, have followed idols, and have become idolaters? – Jeremiah 2:5  There’s a story about a group of scientists who decided that humans could do without God. So one of them looked up to God and said, “We’ve decided that we no longer need You. We […]

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I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry

on August 2, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son. – Luke 15:21  A meaningful apology can be the first step toward forgiveness. Colleen O’Connor writes in The Denver Post: “The successful apology dissolves anger and humiliation. It shows respect, builds trust, and helps prevent further misunderstanding. A sincere apology […]

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Take As Directed

Take As Directed

on August 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart. —Jeremiah 15:16 Read: Psalm 119:33-48 Dr. Smiley Blanton was a busy New York City psychiatrist who kept a Bible on his desk. Somewhat surprised to see this, a client asked, “Do you, a psychiatrist, read the Bible?” “I not […]

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