Religion

‘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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Hard Labor

Hard Labor

on September 5, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. – Colossians 3:23 Read: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-13 It’s one of life’s ironies that on Labor Day in the US and Canada, most of the workers get the day off. But that’s for good reason. What better way to reward a hard-working populace than to give the […]

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“I LOVE YOU NOW AND FOREVER”

on September 4, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

As I was paging thru my bible this morning I came across a small clipping that I had cut out and saved some time in the past. It held meaning to me for several reasons – first is memories of when my grandmother died in 1946.  I remember watching so many relatives, aunts and uncles, and others of the family […]

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‘Things like this happen all over planet Earth all the time’: The key to optimism in hard times

‘Things like this happen all over planet Earth all the time’: The key to optimism in hard times

on September 3, 2019, 8:04 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison “This is Odessa, Texas. Things like this don’t happen here. This is small-town Texas.” This is what Senior Pastor Del Traffanstedt told his congregation Sunday morning after a shooter killed seven people and injured twenty-two in his community. His church is within sight of the movie theater where the violent chase ended. Then the pastor added: “The […]

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Words Of Light

Words Of Light

on September 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I am the light of the world. – John 8:12 Jesus, an itinerant rabbi from the town of Nazareth, asserted that He was the light of the world. That was an incredible claim from a man in first-century Galilee, an obscure region in the Roman Empire. It could not boast of any impressive culture and had no famous philosophers, noted […]

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The latest on Dorian and the West Texas shooting: ‘By thy scars we know thy grace’

on September 2, 2019, 6:48 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison  As I write this morning, Hurricane Dorian is now the second-strongest hurricane ever recorded. The massive Category 5 storm is nearing the eastern coast of the United States after leaving “catastrophic damage” with winds of 175 mph as it makes its way across the Bahamas. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm “will move dangerously close […]

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Reluctant Evangelists

Reluctant Evangelists

on September 2, 2019, 6:06 AM / in Religion

I don’t think there is really any such thing as *coincidence*, that all things have a *reason* for happening.  This morning is another of what some might call *coincidence* but to me it has a reason and I am following up on what I see as a REASON. Each day I spend roughly an half hour in prayer upon awakening […]

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Check Your Blind Spots

Check Your Blind Spots

on September 2, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

These words which I command you today shall be in your heart. – Deuteronomy 6:6  When I was in high school, I had a driving instructor who gave me some sound advice. “You think by looking in the rearview mirror you know what is on your left side, but your vision is limited,” he said. “Always look over your shoulder […]

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Got Thirst?

Got Thirst?

on September 1, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

There is none upon earth that I desire besides You. – Psalm 73:25 Health experts tell us we should drink at least 64 ounces of water each day. It may reduce the risk of heart attack, give our skin a healthy glow, and help us lose weight. We should drink even more water during exercise or if we live in […]

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The Only One

The Only One

on August 31, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers. —1 Peter 3:12 Read: Psalm 34 As a teacher with many years of experience in high school and college classrooms, I have observed many kinds of students. One in particular is what I call the “just me and the teacher” student. This pupil […]

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Faith-based film distributor drops Joshua Harris’ documentary, cites ‘lack of transparency’

Faith-based film distributor drops Joshua Harris’ documentary, cites ‘lack of transparency’

on August 29, 2019, 7:52 AM / in National News, Religion

By Michael Gryboski  | Christian Post  A film distributor that specializes in family and faith-based movies announced that they are dropping the Joshua Harris documentary “I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye” following the best-selling author’s public decision to leave Christianity. Explorations Films, which had been distributing the Harris film, made the announcement on Monday, with spokesman Stephen Penn citing a “lack of transparency […]

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HAS REP. ILHAN OMAR COMMITTED A STONING OFFENSE?

HAS REP. ILHAN OMAR COMMITTED A STONING OFFENSE?

on August 29, 2019, 6:33 AM / in Religion

She is publicly Sharia-compliant. Will she ask to be stoned? The wearing of hijab is a sign of Sharia compliance, and that may mean trouble for the notorious Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Stoning adulterers is not “extremist”; it is Islamic law. And Ilhan Omar may be one. The New York Post reported Tuesday: A Washington, DC, mom says her political-consultant husband left […]

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Sweet Company

Sweet Company

on August 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Spirit of truth . . . dwells with you and will be in you. – John 14:17  The elderly woman in the nursing home didn’t speak to anyone or request anything. It seemed she merely existed, rocking in her creaky old chair. She didn’t have many visitors, so one young nurse would often go into her room on her […]

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Second-grade student helps classmate with autism, photo goes viral: Defending biblical morality with compassion

on August 28, 2019, 6:11 AM / in People, Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Christian Moore is an eight-year-old in Wichita, Kansas. On his first day of school this year, he noticed that a fellow classmate named Connor Crites was crying. Christian walked over, took Connor’s hand, and led him into their elementary school. He didn’t know that his new friend is autistic. Christian’s mother took a heartwarming photo of […]

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