Religion

I’m in Debt

I’m in Debt

on January 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. —Romans 1:14 A shopper underestimated the total cost of her groceries. When the cashier added up the items, the woman was $4 short. Then something unusual happened. The man behind her in the checkout lane saw her digging through her purse and motioned to […]

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Undeserved Blessings

Undeserved Blessings

on January 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

God . . . has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. —Ephesians 1:3 Tennis superstar Arthur Ashe died of AIDS, which he contracted from a blood transfusion during heart surgery. More than a great athlete, Ashe was a gentleman who inspired and encouraged many with his exemplary behavior on and off the court. Ashe […]

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The Parable of Two Shepherds

The Parable of Two Shepherds

on January 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Good Shepherd was leading His sheep in the Way only He knows, providing for their every need, protecting them from danger, and in return expecting only that they would hear His voice and follow Him. It came to pass that another shepherd would sometimes approach the flock, usually from the back, and cause a few select sheep to go […]

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Passion of the Christ actor: We must be ‘warriors’ ready to risk our lives for the Gospel

Passion of the Christ actor: We must be ‘warriors’ ready to risk our lives for the Gospel

on January 5, 2018, 6:40 AM / in Religion

By Lisa Bourne CHICAGO, Illinois,  (LifeSiteNews) – Catholics must be ready to risk their lives and reputations to defeat evil in the world, Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel told a gathering of Catholic college students this week. Only through the faith and Christ’s wisdom can we be saved, Caviezel said, but it will also take people who are prepared to […]

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“Enough!”

“Enough!”

on January 5, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The rich man also will fade away in his pursuits. —James 1:11 After Bob Ritchie graduated from college, he spent the next two decades in the grasp of a love for money and advancement. He uprooted his wife and family five times for his career, so that he could make more money. Each time they left warm church communities behind. […]

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Deep Water

Deep Water

on January 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let not the floodwater overflow me, nor let the deep swallow me up. —Psalm 69:15 The builders of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) like to show us their products in mind-boggling situations. High on a mountain crag, where no truck could seemingly go. Or in a swamp so impassable you’d need a hovercraft to negotiate it. We’re supposed to think that […]

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Will you tell them?

Will you tell them?

on January 3, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. —John 11:26 John, a friend of mine, was once addicted to drugs. Several times he nearly died. He was a broken man when he entered the Christian rehabilitation program that my husband and I established. By the end of the program, John had become a Christian. One day as John strolled […]

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New You

New You

on January 2, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

The following was what I was filled with during this past night.  I call it a vision – as it came about without any pre-thought and it kept repeating all night long.  That told me I had to write it out and send it to the WGEN list. When you pray – WHO do you pray to?  I ask that […]

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The Nature of the Beast

The Nature of the Beast

on January 2, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. —Romans 7:18 Years ago we had a pet raccoon named Jason. One minute he would snuggle up on your lap like a perfect angel and the next he’d be […]

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Our New Year Wish

Our New Year Wish

on January 1, 2018, 6:25 AM / in People, Religion

Its been a couple of weeks since I had finished reading through my father in law’s Bible during my not so daily devotion and looked in my library for another Bible edition to use. I found a King James version that had been on my book shelves for many years, one that I had occasionally used for study. The other morning as […]

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Why Christmas Needs To Last Until 6 January If You’re A Christian

on January 1, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

by Katherine Coble  |  Just Another Pretty Face It’s New Year’s Day.  That means that most of us are going to take  down the trees and the lights and the dancing snowmen (that should all be destroyed anyway).   We’re going to start depriving ourselves of food and rest, pushing our bodies into new activities, despite the fact that we are […]

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Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways

on January 1, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise. —Joshua 1:2 During our church’s annual New Year’s Eve Communion service, we say this prayer together: “Father, we surrender this past year and give it up to You. We give You our failures, our regrets, and our disappointments, for we have no more use for them. Make us now a new people, […]

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Watch Your Eyes

Watch Your Eyes

on January 1, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. —Matthew 6:22 The ability to discern between good and evil is determined by the things on which we focus our spiritual eyes. If we set our eyes on money, for example, we may have the good life for […]

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The West Is Dead. Long Live the West.

on December 31, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Reprinted from last year For too many it will also be the last day of their life on this earth.  Some who leave their earthly body today will go to the place they either the SMOKING ROOM (Hell) or SMOKING ROOM (Heaven). Some will have knowingly made that reservation based upon the CHOICE they made while the earthly body was […]

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Do Angels Sleep?

Do Angels Sleep?

on December 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. —Deuteronomy 30:14 A friend of mine has a 5-year-old daughter who is on her way to becoming a theologian. One day she asked her father, “Do angels sleep?” After pondering the theological dimensions of her question, he answered, “Yes, I think they […]

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Incompatible?

Incompatible?

on December 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

All of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous. —1 Peter 3:8 A quote in Sports Illustrated magazine expresses a truth that we as people of faith sometimes neglect: “What counts most in creating a successful team is not how compatible its players are, but how they deal with incompatibility.” […]

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a gruffalo christmas

a gruffalo christmas

on December 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Special Thanks to Jackie By Rory  /  This Life I Live “A Gruffalo… what’s a Gruffalo? A Gruffalo… why, didn’t you know? There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!” Those are lines from Indiana’s favorite book and video called “The Gruffalo”. In the story, a mouse goes for a stroll through the deep dark wood to find a nut, and […]

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Happy or Holy?

Happy or Holy?

on December 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Religion

While parts of my life are VERY high tech (see, you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks!), there is one area that is very OLD SCHOOL. I don’t have my calendar on my phone, or in any of my three computers. My calendar hangs on the wall just to the right of my monitor showing one month at the […]

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When God Thunders

When God Thunders

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

You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder. —Psalm 81:7 Thunder rolls across the Sawtooth Mountains, crashing and echoing through the peaks and canyons, shaking the ground with celestial sonic booms. My old dog cuts and runs. I stand amazed and delighted. The storm reminds me of the “secret place of […]

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Now I have heard it all… Mary was Raped? The Leftist Christmas Grinches Are at It Again

Now I have heard it all… Mary was Raped? The Leftist Christmas Grinches Are at It Again

on December 27, 2017, 6:00 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion, Religion

Written by  Selwyn Duke It’s bad enough when a Muslim cleric states that one must not say “Merry Christmas” and that doing so is worse than “killing someone,” as an Islamic “scholar” I recently cited did. But then we have the people born into the Christian tradition who join the anti-yuletide chorus, albeit with a tad more subtlety (usually). This […]

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