Religion

King Of The Apes

King Of The Apes

on October 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.  —2 Corinthians 10:17 Studies conducted by the National Geographic Society provide some fascinating insights into the behavior of chimpanzees. Observers noted how the leadership of a chimp community changed because of a dramatic bluff used by one of the lowliest members of the colony. Mike, as he was affectionately known, learned […]

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God’s To-Do List

God’s To-Do List

on October 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Make mention that [God’s] name is exalted. —Isaiah 12:4  Read: 1 Peter 2:9-17 God has a to-do list, which, according to Max Lucado in his book It’s Not About Me, consists of one item: “Reveal My glory.” The Lord reveals Himself and His glory through creation. But He also does it in various ways through His people. In the book […]

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It’s Your Choice

It’s Your Choice

on October 22, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. – Joshua 24:15   As Joshua was nearing the end of his life, he gathered the children of Israel together at Shechem. And there, from the lips of a man who was close to death, came an appeal that throughout the centuries has moved the hearts of many. Joshua said, “Choose for […]

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No Unkind Words

No Unkind Words

on October 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification. —Ephesians 4:29 One of the greatest honors ever offered to me came during one of life’s saddest times. I was heartbroken in 2003 when my good friend and co-worker Kurt De Haan died suddenly while out on his regular lunchtime run. Kurt was managing […]

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The Rise of the Antichrist

The Rise of the Antichrist

on October 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I just sent out a post about the LOW INFORMATION VOTER and how they are ignorant of the FACTS and the TRUTH of the candidates they will vote for. I now want to post out as FOOD FOR THOUGHT  –  “The Low Information Christian”.  For those who profess to be *Christian* but all they do is go sit on a […]

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A Gift Of Grace

A Gift Of Grace

on October 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor. —2 Corinthians 8:9 In high schools in the US, being elected homecoming queen is a great honor for any young woman. But when a high school near Houston, Texas, crowned Shannon Jones, it was a special moment for her […]

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A Good Day To Die?

A Good Day To Die?

on October 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life! —1 Kings 19:4  Hopelessness and anger combined to bring death to a young man in my neighborhood. Someone had beaten him up for something he said. To retaliate, he came back with a gun. The police were called. When they arrived he ran, shooting at them. To protect everyone, they shot him. […]

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Free Prayer

Free Prayer

on October 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance. —Ephesians 6:18 A pastor was asked to call on a woman in a psychiatric hospital and pray for her. After his visit, he thought how good it would be for somebody to go there regularly and pray for the residents. The “somebody” […]

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Active Worship

Active Worship

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

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. — Psalm 100:4  In his book Folk Psalms of Faith, Pastor Ray Stedman says he wishes that all church goers could stand in the pulpit on a Sunday morning and watch the faces in the congregation during the sermon. Although most people seem to give the minister their […]

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Just The Right Amount

Just The Right Amount

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

Give us this day our daily bread.- Matthew 6:11  A woman who prepared meals for hungry farm workers during the harvest season would watch them consume every bit of food on the table. Then she’d say, “Good. I fixed just the right amount.” Many of us struggle to feel that way about the resources entrusted to us. At the end […]

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Deuteronomy 28

on October 15, 2017, 8:39 AM / in Opinion, Religion

In the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy, in the first 14 verses are 25 or more blessings the nation would experience if they would obey His voice. But the 15th verse says, “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes […]

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Prayer Request

on October 15, 2017, 8:12 AM / in People, Religion

This is a follow-up to a prayer request I sent out the other day, which you may not have gotten (my apologies), but I’m now sharing with a wider audience. The concept that prayers can be felt by the one for whom they are being lifted up is a beautiful mystery that only Christians can even begin to comprehend.  I […]

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Ordinary People

Ordinary People

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

Take heed to yourself, . . . lest you forget the things your eyes have seen . . . . And teach them to your children. —Deuteronomy 4:9 David Isay, a radio producer, says that in a culture inundated with the stories of celebrities, we need to hear the recorded voices of ordinary people, because their lives and contributions are […]

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Robert George: Fr. James Martin misunderstands Church teaching on homosexuality

Robert George: Fr. James Martin misunderstands Church teaching on homosexuality

on October 14, 2017, 7:09 AM / in National News, Religion

By Pete Baklinski (LifeSiteNews) — Princeton professor and Catholic heavyweight Robert P. George said he has solved the puzzle of why Jesuit priest and Vatican adviser James Martin speaks positively about homosexual partnerships while insisting to his critics that he does not reject any teachings of the Catholic Church. George, in a recent article in The Public Discourse, related how he himself was once […]

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Wholeness Of Life

Wholeness Of Life

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

Son, your sins are forgiven you. . . . Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. — Mark 2:5,11 A social worker told her colleagues about a young boy in an urban ghetto who appeared to be little more than a bit of twisted human flesh. He had been struck by a car several months before and […]

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THE POEM

THE POEM

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

I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do. I had to hurry and get to work For bills would soon be due. So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,  And jumped up off my knees. My Christian duty was now done My soul could rest at ease….. All day long I had no […]

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Help Wanted!

Help Wanted!

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

If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. —Matthew 16:24 Read: 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Perhaps the most effective advertisement ever written appeared in a London newspaper early in the 20th century: “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger. Safe return […]

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The Task Of A Father

The Task Of A Father

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

Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.  —Ephesians 6:4 What admirable quality is common to marmosets, siamangs, sea horses, and jacanas? Here are your clues. Marmosets are squirrel-size monkeys. Siamangs are members of the ape family. Sea horses aren’t really horses. And jacanas are robin-size wading birds, […]

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Coping With Fear

Coping With Fear

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

As for me, I trust in You, O Lord.  – Psalm 31:14 Many people are afraid of flying, me included. The thought of being airborne fills me with a great deal of anxiety. It seemed unnatural and beyond my control. For that reason the American Phobic Society recommends these techniques for coping with the fear of commercial flying: Avoid sugar and […]

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COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND

on October 8, 2017, 7:54 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Oh the memories the mention of Columbus Day brings to my mind. Columbus Day  – Friday – Oct 12, 1962 – Federal Way, WA. Some background: I had given birth to our third daughter on Mothers Day, May 13, 1962.  We had purchased a new house in Federal Way (we were living in Everett, WA at the time) so we […]

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