Religion

Give While You Live

Give While You Live

on January 21, 2022, 8:04 AM / in Religion

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. John 9:4 A successful businessman spent the last few decades of his life doing all he could to give away his fortune. A multibillionaire, he donated cash to a variety of causes such as bringing peace to Northern Ireland and modernizing Vietnam’s health care system; […]

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Your eyes can reveal your true biological age

Your eyes can reveal your true biological age

on January 20, 2022, 7:58 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Would you like to know your actual “biological age”? Would you like to learn whether you have physical conditions that are associated with increased risks of mortality? Your eyes apparently hold the key. A new study says your retina may be able to provide doctors with a way to “evaluate underlying pathological processes of systemic vascular and neurological […]

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Stay Awake!

on January 19, 2022, 7:23 AM / in Religion

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41 A German bank employee was in the middle of transferring 62.40 euros from a customer’s bank account when he accidentally took a power nap at his desk. He dozed off while his finger was on the “2” key, […]

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New Canadian law could imprison those who affirm biblical morality

New Canadian law could imprison those who affirm biblical morality

on January 18, 2022, 9:48 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Today’s news is completely irrelevant to me. Thousands of pastors in Canada devoted their sermons last Sunday to affirming biblical sexual morality in response to a new law in their country some warn could criminalize such teachings. Bill C-4, which went into effect January 8, describes as a “myth” the belief that heterosexuality and cisgender identity are preferable. […]

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Love’s Greatest Gift

on January 18, 2022, 7:15 AM / in Religion

We all, like sheep, have gone astray. Isaiah 53:6 My son Geoff was leaving a store when he saw an abandoned walking frame (a mobility aid) on the ground. I hope there isn’t a person back there who needs help, he thought. He glanced behind the building and found a homeless man unconscious on the pavement. Geoff roused him and […]

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Brave Your Storm

Brave Your Storm

on January 17, 2022, 7:28 AM / in Religion

[Fix your] eyes on Jesus, . . . so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:2–3 It was the evening of April 3, 1968, and a fierce thunderstorm was lashing through Memphis, Tennessee. Weary and feeling ill, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hadn’t intended to give his planned speech in support of the striking […]

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What Do Thy Seek?

What Do Thy Seek?

on January 13, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

“It was for freedom that Christ has made us free.” Freedom, I mean true freedom has always been purchased with blood. It is only maintained by vigilance. Christ purchased our freedom from sin and death and with His blood, but we only walk in that freedom according to the vigilance with which we embrace the grace of God, shun the […]

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Hearing Us from Heaven

on January 12, 2022, 7:45 AM / in Religion

Hear from heaven their prayer and their plea. 1 Kings 8:45 At eighteen months old, little Maison had never heard his mother’s voice. Then doctors fitted him with his first hearing aids and his mom, Lauryn, asked him, “Can you hear me?” The child’s eyes lit up. “Hi, Baby!” Lauryn added. A smiling Maison responded to his mother with soft coos. In […]

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Why aren’t Americans afraid of death? 

Why aren’t Americans afraid of death? 

on January 11, 2022, 6:26 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison On average, 7,708 Americans die each day. Most of them are known primarily to their families, friends, coworkers, and so on. But when a space heater sparks a fire in the Bronx that kills seventeen people, including eight children, the nation grieves, as we should. When a cliff collapses on tourist boats in Brazil, killing ten people, the world watches the video […]

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Escape or Peace?

Escape or Peace?

on January 11, 2022, 5:43 AM / in Religion

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 “ESCAPE.” The billboard shouts the benefits of having a hot tub installed. It gets my attention—and gets me thinking. My wife and I have talked about getting a hot […]

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Dealing with Disagreement

Dealing with Disagreement

on January 6, 2022, 6:44 AM / in Religion

Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 The social media powerhouse Twitter created a platform where people all over the world express opinions in short sound bites. In recent years, however, this formula has become more complex as individuals have begun to leverage Twitter as a tool to reprimand others for attitudes and lifestyles they disagree with. Log on […]

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Fish falling from the sky and the end of BlackBerry: The key to time management and an empowering mantra for the new year

Fish falling from the sky and the end of BlackBerry: The key to time management and an empowering mantra for the new year

on January 4, 2022, 8:57 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison You know the year has gotten off to a strange start when you read the headline: “Residents of East Texas town report fish falling from sky.” It seems this happened during a storm last Wednesday in Texarkana, a city on the northeast border of Texas and Arkansas. Experts say fish can rain from the sky when […]

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The Word

on January 3, 2022, 6:57 AM / in Religion

Hebrews 12:2.  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~Why the cross~ 1 Corinthians 1:18. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us […]

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Fresh Start Effect

Fresh Start Effect

on January 2, 2022, 7:38 AM / in Religion

[Put] on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Colossians 3:10 When Bryony turned thirty, she was sad to still be in a sales job she’d never liked. She decided it was time to stop procrastinating and find a new career. For David, New Year’s Eve had him looking in the mirror […]

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The Word and a New Year

The Word and a New Year

on January 1, 2022, 6:56 AM / in Religion

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 Michellan faced challenges while growing up in the Philippines, but she always loved words and found comfort in them. Then one day while attending university, she read the first chapter in the gospel of John, and her “stone heart stirred.” She felt […]

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A 200-pound bologna drop on New Year’s Eve

A 200-pound bologna drop on New Year’s Eve

on December 31, 2021, 8:56 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison When you think of New Year’s Eve, the famous ball drop in New York’s Times Square probably comes first to mind. However, other towns are doing things their own way tonight as well. Las Cruces, New Mexico, will drop an oversized illuminated chili pepper. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, will drop a 200-pound custom-made piece of bologna. Georgia will […]

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One Day Closer to Christmas

One Day Closer to Christmas

on December 31, 2021, 6:33 AM / in Religion

Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20 “I can’t believe Christmas is over,” my dejected daughter said. I know how she feels: The aftermath of Christmas can feel dreary. Presents have been opened. The tree and lights must come down. Listless January—and, for many, the need to shed […]

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Why was John Madden so beloved?

Why was John Madden so beloved?

on December 30, 2021, 7:44 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison John Madden died Tuesday morning at the age of eighty-five. I cannot think of anyone in the world of sports whose name is more iconic than his. Just last Saturday, Fox aired a wonderful documentary called “All Madden” filled with interviews with his wife and sons, close friends, former players, and broadcasting colleagues. As my wife and I watched […]

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Habitat for Humanity builds its first 3-D printed house

Habitat for Humanity builds its first 3-D printed house

on December 29, 2021, 8:51 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Virginia just in time for the holidays. Here’s why this is news: her twelve-hundred-square-foot house is Habitat for Humanity’s first 3D-printed home in the US. The technology allowed the home to be built in just twelve hours. It comes with a personal 3D printer that will allow her to reprint anything she might need, from electric […]

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Could massive new bird flu outbreak become a deadly 2022 pandemic?

Could massive new bird flu outbreak become a deadly 2022 pandemic?

on December 28, 2021, 8:41 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison There is much I should be writing about today. For example, a massive new bird flu outbreak in Israel is raising fears of another global pandemic if the virus, which causes 50 percent mortality in humans, is becoming more infectious to us. “There could be a mutation that also infects people and turns into a massive disaster,” an Israeli […]

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