Religion

“Strength Through Authority”

on March 7, 2017, 8:46 AM / in Opinion, Religion

As many of you are aware I spend my Sunday mornings watching and listening to certain preachers that have brought me great direction over time. Today’s broadcast of Pastor Adrian  Rogers – “Strength Through Authority” This message really hit me and I feel compelled to share it with WGEN readers as it ties in so close with my dream (vision) […]

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Boring?

Boring?

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

Our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes! —Numbers 11:6 Many of our recurring complaints focus not on what we don’t have, but on what we do have and find uninteresting. Whether it’s our work, our church, our house, or our spouse, boredom grumbles that it’s not what we want or […]

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Keep The Organ Playing

Keep The Organ Playing

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

Those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. —1 Corinthians 12:22 Many years ago an accomplished organist was giving a concert. (In those days someone had to pump large bellows backstage to provide air for the pipes.) After each song, the audience applauded heartily. Before his final number, the organist stood and said, “I shall now […]

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The Plantings Of Grace

The Plantings Of Grace

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

Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree. —Isaiah 55:13 Today’s text states that God causes the cypress tree and the myrtle tree to flourish where once thorns and briers encumbered the ground. This analogy reminds us that God can bring forth beauty and grace where evil […]

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My testimony this morning – Jackie

on March 4, 2017, 8:58 AM / in People, Religion

This is a message I hadn’t planned or even thought I would be writing. It is really a testimony to how the Spiritual War is fought and it is my testimony of how it involved me BIG TIME this week. When I went to bed last night I really didn’t think I would be alive this morning – I honestly […]

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Say “Mercy!”

Say “Mercy!”

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

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer . . . let your requests be made known to God. —Philippians 4:6 You may have played the game when you were a child. You interlace your fingers with someone else’s and try to bend the other’s hands back until one or the other cries “Mercy!” The winner is the one […]

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The Chick-fil-A story:

The Chick-fil-A story:

on March 3, 2017, 8:45 AM / in National News, Opinion, Religion

Two years ago Chick-fil-A made national headlines when company president Dan Cathy spoke out in support of traditional marriage.  Liberals and gays came unglued and launched massive protests against the restaurant chain.  Several mayors spoke out saying they would not allow any more Chick-fil-As to be built in their cities. They tried boycotting the Christian owned company, but that backfired. […]

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Where To Look

Where To Look

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

Let us run . . . , looking unto Jesus. —Hebrews 12:1-2 Let’s see. What is the crisis of the day? It could be terrorism and its random threat. Or the economy and the fear that we will run out of money before we run out of time. Maybe it’s a personal crisis with no foreseeable solution—a tragedy or a […]

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Little By Little!

Little By Little!

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

Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. —Exodus 23:30 When I was a little girl, my mother gave me her prized “reader” to help me learn, just as it had helped her years earlier. I loved one particular story, never dreaming how much it would affect me […]

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Just A Glimpse

Just A Glimpse

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

There shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it. —Revelation 22:3 How grateful we are for the wonders of the world that God has created for us as our home in time. Though blighted with evil and pain, the earth is full of beautiful things that dazzle our senses. Early […]

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Child’s Play

Child’s Play

on February 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 18:3 After a surprise storm blanketed the Middle East with snow, a newspaper photo showed four armed men smiling as they built a snowman outside the battered walls of a military headquarters. The wintry weather also caused a protest to […]

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Our Creator

Our Creator

on February 27, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. —Genesis 1:1 The Bible’s first chapter addresses the most fundamental issues of life. It declares that God brought all things into existence. This should affect the way we live. The writer of Genesis made the radical declaration that there is one God. That truth stood in sharp contrast to the […]

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Well-Known

Well-Known

on February 26, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Lord knows those who are His. —2 Timothy 2:19 Arctic sea birds called guillemots live on rocky coastal cliffs, where thousands of them come together in small areas. Because of the crowded conditions, the females lay their eggs side by side in a long row. It’s incredible that a mother bird can identify the eggs that belong to her. […]

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Now I am Not Dead, yet!

Now I am Not Dead, yet!

on February 26, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

If you’ve ever been asked to say a few words at a memorial service, you know how difficult it can be. Cyrus M. Copeland, compiler of two books of tributes to famous people, said: “A great eulogy is both art and architecture—a bridge between the living and the dead, memory and eternity.” The Bible contains little that corresponds to our […]

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Anger Management

Anger Management

on February 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure? —James 4:1 In James 4, the writer swung his axe at the root of one of our deepest problems: a smothering absorption with our own desires—getting our own way and having our own needs met. When that passion is frustrated, it can […]

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Sing Of Your Love

Sing Of Your Love

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

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever. —Psalm 89:1 I was driving to work and listening to a local Christian radio station. Amid the usual morning banter came the song “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever.” I have no idea what came over me. As soon as this uplifting praise song began, I felt tears running […]

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The Ethics Of Good News

The Ethics Of Good News

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

We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. —2 Kings 7:9 If a scientist discovered the cure for cancer, we would expect the discovery to be shared with the world. Basic ethics requires that good news not be kept secret. When the king of Syria laid siege to the city of […]

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A Reason For Optimism

A Reason For Optimism

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

A merry heart does good, like medicine. —Proverbs 17:22 The Bible isn’t a psychology textbook, but it gives us the wisest counsel for experiencing happiness here and now. Proverbs 17:22, for example, assures us that “a merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” That simple statement was recently corroborated by the extensive research of […]

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Melania opens President Trump’s campaign rally with Lord’s Prayer

on February 21, 2017, 7:19 AM / in People, Religion

First lady Melania Trump kicked off President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday by reciting the Lord’s prayer and telling the crowd she will “always stay true to myself, and be truthful to you.” “I didn’t know Melania would be reading the Lord’s prayer,” Trump said following the first lady’s remarks. The crowd at Orlando-Melbourne Airport greeted […]

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News Bulletin

News Bulletin

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

He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. —Deuteronomy 7:10 The news bulletin commanded attention. Several inmates had escaped from a penitentiary. They were armed and considered extremely dangerous. A police spokesman stressed to the community the importance of caution. He said, “These men are desperate. They have nothing to lose. They have killed and could […]

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