Religion

Anger Or Applause?

Anger Or Applause?

on September 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented.  – Jonah 3:10 How do we react when God shows mercy to people we think deserve punishment? If we are resentful, it may indicate that we have forgotten how much the Lord has forgiven us. After Jonah followed God’s second call to preach His coming […]

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The man who shot me saved my life’: Making this unusual day our best day

The man who shot me saved my life’: Making this unusual day our best day

on September 13, 2019, 6:13 AM / in Religion

We are in the midst of Palindrome Week. A palindrome is “a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward.” Examples include “Mom,” “Dad,” and “Tell a ballet.” Today is 9/13/19. Read backward, it’s still 9/13/19. The same was true Tuesday (9/10/19), Wednesday (9/11/19), and Thursday (9/12/19). The trend will continue until next Thursday (9/19/19). Another ten-day […]

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Something we Americans can be proud of. Faith-based nonprofit charities provided 80% of the disaster relief in the recent hurricanes. FEMA, 20%

on September 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Thomas Madison  /  Powder Whig Society I remember George Bush the Younger’s novel idea of shifting welfare funding to faith-based charities. What a marvelous idea, I thought. It didn’t happen then due to special interest and bureaucratic interference, but it has happened, not exactly as envisioned by W, but possibly even better. During recent hurricane disasters, faith-based charities, specifically […]

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Walking In His Dust

Walking In His Dust

on September 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

[Jesus] called them, and they left their father . . . and went after Him. —Mark 1:20  In the first century, a Jewish man who wanted to become a disciple of a rabbi (teacher) was expected to leave family and job to join his rabbi. They would live together 24 hours a day—walking from place to place, teaching and learning, […]

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Get To Know Jesus

Get To Know Jesus

on September 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 3:18 In his book The Call, Os Guinness tells a story about Arthur Burns, chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board during the 1970s. Burns, who was Jewish, became part of a Bible study held at the White House at that time. One day, […]

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9/11 and the illusion of control: Living for what matters most

on September 11, 2019, 7:04 AM / in Religion

by Jim Denison It’s been said that history pivots on tiny hinges. The shots fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. Pearl Harbor. 9/11. At this time eighteen years ago, no one but the terrorists knew that September 11, 2001, would change history. We owe it to the victims and […]

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Listen to God

Listen to God

on September 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The man whispered “God, speak to me” And a meadowlark sang But the man did not hear.   So the man yelled “God speak to me!” And the thunder rolled across the sky But the man did not listen The man looked around and said “God let me see you” And a star shone brightly But the man did not […]

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Sing To The Lord

Sing To The Lord

on September 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. – Psalm 30:5 It’s as though a sinister stranger comes knocking on your door. You must let him in, for he knocks insistently and will not go away. He is sorrow personified. You believe no one sees your tears and you feel all alone—but God sees them and […]

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One Day at a Time, Lord.

on September 10, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

With all that is going on around this world – more specifically all the *disasters* here in America – The entire Western parts of America being on fire – The Hurricanes, Flooding, Tornado’s, and the swarms of Earthquakes in S.E. Idaho. As I was listening to my Sunday morning preachers one of them told a story about a man whistling […]

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For Example

For Example

on September 10, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Shepherd the flock of God . . . [by] being examples to the flock. —1 Peter 5:2-3  Read: 1 Thessalonians 1 A mother cheetah brought a live gazelle fawn to her 5-month-old cubs and released it. After the cubs made several unsuccessful attacks, the mama cheetah intervened and showed them how to “catch dinner.” I observed a similar technique used […]

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Why a man bought 100 generators: The urgency of true community

on September 9, 2019, 6:46 AM / in People, Religion

By Jim Denison A man walked into a Costco store in Florida and bought one hundred generators. They cost him $450 each. Why would one person need one hundred generators? He wouldn’t, but people in the Bahamas would. He sent them all there by boat, but that’s where the story ends. He doesn’t want to be named, asking that people […]

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A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

on September 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

To him who is afflicted, kindness should be shown by his friend. —Job 6:14  Read: Luke 5:17-26 A college student named Kelly shattered her arm in the first volleyball game of the season. This meant she couldn’t work at her part-time job. Then her car stopped running. To top it all off, the young man she had been dating stopped […]

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“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Your House Is Left Unto You Desolate”

on September 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

On the eve of His crucifixion at the belligerent behest of the Pharisees and Jews, the Lord Jesus Christ pronounced this prophecy upon the city of Jerusalem: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her […]

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‘Monsoon” – ‘The Last Ones’ – ‘I love you now and forever’

on September 7, 2019, 7:23 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion

I have three separate items that popped  up on my screen this morning –  all related in a way to each other.  I hope they touch each of you as they do me. This first one was written by my granddaughter who lives in N. Thailand.  She wrote this yesterday relating her night and day during Monsoon season there,  I […]

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My Sin

My Sin

on September 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

When desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. —James 1:15  Read: Genesis 3:1-6 Eve explained the rules to the tempter. She and Adam could eat the fruit of any tree in the Garden of Eden, except for the special one in the middle. Just touching it, she said, would bring […]

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Ezekiel Elliott and Hurricane Dorian: The localization of compassion

on September 6, 2019, 8:02 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison House Speaker Tip O’Neill famously observed that “all politics is local.” He was right about more than politics. Wednesday, as the national media continued reporting on Hurricane Dorian, the lead story in the local Dallas news was the signing of Ezekiel Elliott by the Cowboys. That same day, the lead headline in the Los Angeles Times focused […]

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A Good Husband

A Good Husband

on September 6, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church. – Ephesians 5:25 Early in their marriage, the well- known preacher W. E. Sangster (1900-1960) told his wife, “I can’t be a good husband and a good minister. I am going to be a good minister.” Sangster was in demand as a preacher and lecturer and was often away […]

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Gun Violence Solution; Church Membership; Drag Queen Story Hour; Values Voter Summit

on September 5, 2019, 7:44 AM / in People, Religion

Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’ …’You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ‘ (Matthew 22:37-39 NKJV) Tony Perkins (bio) is the fourth and longest-serving president of FRC and is an ordained Southern Baptist pastor. His advocacy for life, faith, family, and religious […]

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Brad Pitt on ‘pain, grief and loss’: Making peace with our past

Brad Pitt on ‘pain, grief and loss’: Making peace with our past

on September 5, 2019, 6:47 AM / in People, Religion

By Jim Denison  |  Denison Forum  Brad Pitt is back in the news, and for more than his next movie. Ad Astra premiered at the Venice Film Festival and will be theatrically released in the US on September 20. Pitt plays an astronaut who goes into space in search of his lost father, whose experiment threatens the survival of humans […]

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Mom of Texas baby shot grateful for answered prayer: ‘God does not cause tragedies like this’

Mom of Texas baby shot grateful for answered prayer: ‘God does not cause tragedies like this’

on September 5, 2019, 6:11 AM / in People, Religion

By Jeannie Law | Christian Post  A 17-month-old girl was among the dozens of people shot in a mass shooting on Saturday in Odessa, Texas, and the toddler’s mother says she doesn’t believe God is behind such tragedies. Rather, God is helping them get through it all. Anderson Davis was strapped next to her twin brother in car seats that were […]

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