Religion

Washington Football Team hosts Pride Night Out

Washington Football Team hosts Pride Night Out

on September 17, 2021, 8:45 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison The Washington Football Team defeated the New York Giants last night in stunning fashion: they missed a field goal that would have won the game, but a Giants player drew an offsides penalty. Given a second chance, Dustin Hopkins made the kick as time expired that won the game 30–29. However, the game’s unusual outcome is not […]

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Is this your call to Prayer?

on September 17, 2021, 8:24 AM / in Religion

Every so often I run a search on my name –  try it sometime.  Today I came across this old post of mine on the old  Voy forum I ran.    This was from 6/16/12.  It is another of those that could have been posted today. Jackie Juntti idzrus@earthlink.net https://www.voy.com/19385/1/4200.html   Date Posted: 07:15:51 06/16/12 Sat Is this your call to […]

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Move Your Fence

Move Your Fence

on September 17, 2021, 7:19 AM / in Religion

See, I am doing a new thing! Isaiah 43:19 The village vicar couldn’t sleep. As World War II raged, he’d told a small group of American soldiers they couldn’t bury their fallen comrade inside the fenced cemetery next to his church. Only burials for church members were allowed. So the men buried their beloved friend just outside the fence. The […]

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“Freak accident” kills man at McDonald’s

“Freak accident” kills man at McDonald’s

on September 16, 2021, 8:32 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison I have traveled through Vancouver, Canada, occasionally over the years and always enjoyed my time in this beautiful city. However, what people are calling a “freak accident” occurred there recently; as you’ll see, what happened in Vancouver could happen where you and I live as well. A man was driving through a McDonald’s restaurant takeout lane when […]

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The California recall election and “history’s most boneheaded predictions”

The California recall election and “history’s most boneheaded predictions”

on September 15, 2021, 8:20 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison In advance of yesterday’s recall election, the polling service FiveThirtyEight reported that 57.3 percent of Californians wanted Gov. Gavin Newsom to remain in office, while 41.5 percent wanted to remove him. They were close: 64.2 percent voted against his recall, while 35.8 percent voted for his removal. In advance of Apple’s September 14 news event, the Wall Street Journal predicted that apart […]

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Outside the Camp

Outside the Camp

on September 14, 2021, 8:51 AM / in Religion

Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Hebrews 13:12 Friday was market day in the rural town in Ghana where I grew up. After all these years, I still recall one particular vendor. Her fingers and toes eroded by Hansen’s disease (leprosy), she would crouch on her mat and scoop her […]

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Survivor was buried alive on 9/11: Four biblical lessons and a hymn of triumphant faith

Survivor was buried alive on 9/11: Four biblical lessons and a hymn of triumphant faith

on September 11, 2021, 7:12 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Tom Canavan was buried alive when the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, 2001. He was on the forty-seventh floor of the North Tower when American Airlines Flight 11 struck his building at 8:46 a.m. He and his colleagues began to slowly descend the stairwells to safety when a second plane hit the South […]

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Like a Symphony

Like a Symphony

on September 10, 2021, 6:52 AM / in Religion

Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Philippians 2:2 I surprised my wife with concert tickets to listen to a performer she’d always wanted to see. The gifted singer was accompanied by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and the setting was the matchless venue at Red Rocks—an open-air amphitheater […]

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Mark Cuban’s gift to New York City: 9/11 and the redemptive grace of God

Mark Cuban’s gift to New York City: 9/11 and the redemptive grace of God

on September 9, 2021, 8:09 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Mark Cuban is known for being many things: billionaire entrepreneur, maverick owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Shark Tank “shark.” Now we can add 9/11 benefactor. Cuban recently purchased what Axios describes as a “stunning set of drawings of the World Trade Center.” They were made in 1963, ten years before the buildings’ 1973 dedication, and they capture the majestic and monumental […]

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Send Me

Send Me

on September 8, 2021, 7:21 AM / in Religion

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?” . . . I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8 When Swedish missionary Eric Lund felt called by God to go to Spain to do mission work in the late 1890s, he immediately obeyed. He saw little success there, but persevered in his conviction of […]

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McDonald’s runs out of milkshakes: Why and how to trust our future to Jesus

McDonald’s runs out of milkshakes: Why and how to trust our future to Jesus

on September 7, 2021, 8:09 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Predictions about the future are making headlines today. For example, CNET tells us that “the next Apple event could be just around the corner.” However, if you read the article, you learn that “there hasn’t been any word, official or otherwise, on the exact date and time” for the event, much less what new technology the company will […]

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Complete in Christ

Complete in Christ

on September 7, 2021, 6:46 AM / in Religion

So you also are complete through your union with Christ. Colossians 2:10 nlt In a popular film, an actor plays a success-driven sports agent whose marriage begins to crumble. Attempting to win back his wife, Dorothy, he looks into her eyes and says, “You complete me.” It’s a heart-warming message that echoes a tale in Greek philosophy. According to that […]

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Resting Secure in God

Resting Secure in God

on September 6, 2021, 7:33 AM / in Religion

Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long. Deuteronomy 33:12 I wrote a letter to our children as each became a teenager. In one I talked about our identity in Christ, remembering that when I was a teenager, I felt unsure of myself, lacking confidence. I had to learn that I […]

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My testimony on 03/03/17

on September 5, 2021, 8:59 AM / in Religion

Even though this was written over 4 years ago it still applies today.  We are in a SPIRITUAL WAR and Satan is racing about as he knows his time is short.  Just as the Taliban bunch in Afghanistan parades about in US military uniforms Satan is going about masquerading as being a good guy when in fact he is only […]

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Help from the Holy Spirit

Help from the Holy Spirit

on September 5, 2021, 6:36 AM / in Religion

Return, faithless people. I will cure you of backsliding. Jeremiah 3:22 While my classmates and I used to skip the occasional lecture in university, everyone always made sure to attend Professor Chris’ lecture the week before the year-end exams. That was when he would unfailingly drop big hints about the exam questions he’d set. I always wondered why he did […]

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Man of Prayer

on September 4, 2021, 7:12 AM / in Religion

Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:17–18 My family remembers my Grandpa Dierking as a man of strong faith and prayer. But it wasn’t always so. My aunt recalls the first time her father announced to the family, “We’re going to start giving thanks to God before […]

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Empty Hands

Empty Hands

on September 3, 2021, 8:12 AM / in Religion

His father saw him and was filled with compassion for him. Luke 15:20 Robert was embarrassed when he showed up for a breakfast meeting and realized he’d forgotten his wallet. It bothered him to the point that he pondered whether he should eat at all or simply get something to drink. After some convincing from his friend, he relaxed his […]

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The Big Story of the Bible

The Big Story of the Bible

on September 2, 2021, 6:15 AM / in Religion

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 When Colin opened the box of stained-glass pieces he’d purchased, instead of finding the fragments he’d ordered for a project, he discovered intact, whole windows. He sleuthed out the windows’ origin and learned they’d been removed from a church to protect them […]

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Rejoice always, pray constantly, and give thanks

on September 1, 2021, 10:02 AM / in Religion

We read in the Bible to “rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. May we adopt this attitude to rejoice always in the Lord, pray constantly as He leads us, and give thanks regardless of circumstances. The weekly FRC Prayer Post is designed to provide you […]

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Fix Up Time

Fix Up Time

on September 1, 2021, 6:18 AM / in Religion

It was time to give the inside of our home a fresh, new look. But just as I’d begun prepping a room for painting, our state government announced it would be halting the sale of many home improvement items due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as I heard the announcement, I rushed to the store and purchased the essential materials. […]

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